Friday Q&A — November 25, 2022

Happy Friday, Evolvers! The markets are wrapping up the short week on a flat note, with the S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) closing -0.02% on the day.  While it’s been unusual to see any trading day this month close unchanged, I’m not really surprised by this on...

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A Day Trader’s Paradise

Right now, the U.S. stock market is trading like a casino. Red-to-green and green-to-red moves are happening in mere minutes, making massive large-cap names look like penny stocks… This is no time for swing trading or holding and hoping.  It is, however, a day...

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Friday Q&A — November 4, 2022

Happy Friday, Evolvers! As I mentioned yesterday, the market is extremely choppy right now, making it difficult to find reliable setups. One minute the market looks bullish, then moments later it looks extremely bearish.  I considered buying Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:...

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Welcome to the ‘Chopfest’

Yesterday, we finally got some clarity on Fed policy, something the market had been anxiously anticipating… The Fed raised interest rates another 75 basis points … no surprise there.  But how traders are interpreting Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech varies widely…...

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Open vs. Close: How I Trade Power Hours

As the market digests today’s Fed decision to hike interest rates another 75 basis points (as expected), timing your trades perfectly is of the utmost importance. It’s no mystery that certain times of the day are more exciting to trade than others. And on a day like...

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Crucial Considerations for Fed-Related Trading

This week, every trader on the planet is paying attention to one thing above all — the Federal Reserve’s monthly policy meeting. That said, in recent years, most traders haven’t cared about these Fed meetings.  When interest rates were near zero for so long, there was...

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Don’t Make These Options-Trading Mistakes!

Have you ever opened an options chain and found yourself utterly confused as to what all the numbers mean? I don’t blame you. I’m not gonna sugarcoat it … the options market can be very confusing to those just discovering it. I was once in your shoes. I started as a...

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Friday Q&A — October 28, 2022

Happy Friday, Evolvers! The markets are closing out a surprising week on a high note.  The S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) has surged more than 3% in the past five days, despite worse-than-expected earnings from Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ: META), Amazon.com...

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Meet Mark:

Mark Croock is a former accountant who turned his small account into $3.19 Million in trading profits using options.

 

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