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Trading Tip for the 99%: Do what the 1% Does

Trading Tip for the 99%: Do what the 1% Does

You may have heard that trading is a giant conspiracy by the "1%" who make all the money. In truth, the market doesn't care, so what you're left with are a few rules.

Hedge Gaps and Party Hats: Trading with SPXpm Options

Hedge Gaps and Party Hats: Trading with SPXpm Options

A favorite hedge among options traders, SPX options have one major blemish: they settle the day after trading. Say goodbye to the old, and say hello to SPXpm.

Opposites Attract: The Short Version on How to Pairs Trade

Opposites Attract: The Short Version on How to Pairs Trade

Two chip stocks look attractive. Which one do you buy? How about both. Confused? Welcome to the world of pairs trading. Where you don't have to decide.

Stock Charting Tips: Leading the Charge with Bull Flag Patterns

Stock Charting Tips: Leading the Charge with Bull Flag Patterns

Pretty pictures come in all shapes, especially this little breakout pattern. A chart moving downward after a run-up doesn't necessarily mean the end of the trend.

Ask Trader Guy: When Options do the Opposite of what You Want

Ask Trader Guy: When Options do the Opposite of what You Want

Our trading guru answers why call options lose value when the stock moves higher; why there are different probabilities, and breaking New Year's resolutions.

Three Must-See Reports for Futures Traders

Three Must-See Reports for Futures Traders

If you're new to trading futures, keep your eye on three critical reports: Petroleum Status Report, U.S. Treasury Auctions, and USDA Crop Reports. Here's why.

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Volatility Watch: Detecting VIX Regime Changes

Volatility Watch: Detecting VIX Regime Changes

Future volatility is unpredictable. But what about its range? How do you know when volatility is done trading in the range and switches to a new regime?

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