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Stickin' It to the Nerds: Building a High-Frequency Trading System

Stickin' It to the Nerds: Building a High-Frequency Trading System

If the quants are making all the money these days with high-frequency trading, what’s it gonna take to compete? Beat them at their own game.

Naked Short Dos and Don'ts: Pointers for Shorting Options

Naked Short Dos and Don'ts: Pointers for Shorting Options

If you're already trading naked short options without much thought about risk or probabilities, here are a few pointers papa would be proud of.

How to Trade the Government: The Big Five Economic Indicators

How to Trade the Government: The Big Five Economic Indicators

Traders and investors watch for market signals to time their entries and exits. Which government economic reports are the most relevant to the stock market?

Hedge… Not a Four-Letter Word: Hedging Tricks With Options

Hedge… Not a Four-Letter Word: Hedging Tricks With Options

Traders may balk at buy-and-hold investor logic, but many still have stock portfolios. If you’re hedging with options, there are few tricks for sizing things up.

Volatility Watch: Like a Spring, So Goes Market Volatility

Volatility Watch: Like a Spring, So Goes Market Volatility

Market volatility, like a spring, will recoil again. When it does, be ready by using option prices to estimate the market’s expectation of its future value.

Ask Trader Guy: When It's Not a Good Time to Trade Options

Ask Trader Guy: When It's Not a Good Time to Trade Options

Trader Guy discusses how he chooses when to trade stocks over options, and when to start integrating option trading into your stock portfolio.

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Sometimes It’s Good to Fibonacci

Sometimes It’s Good to Fibonacci

Need help with setting targets for trades? Fibonacci retracements provide a quick view of some potential support and resistance points in your stock charts.

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