A Finance Lesson For My Daughter: How To Trade A Strong Trend

A Finance Lesson For My Daughter: How To Trade A Strong Trend

My adult daughter has invested (in a Roth IRA) from her first year of full-time employment, and has a keen interest in investing. But her job consumes so much of her time and energy that she can’t keep up with the markets. So let’s imagine she visited me one day and wanted a “MarketTamer Condensed → Read More

Iron Condor – Trade the Channel

Iron Condor – Trade the Channel

When you learn how to successfully trade options, one benefit that you soon discover is the ability to generate reliable monthly income. You don’t have to be correct on the direction of a particular stock or the market, you can profit based on option decay. You essentially build a trade that throws off cash when → Read More

Iron Butterfly – Maximum Income

Iron Butterfly – Maximum Income

Many strategies exist in the world of stock option trading. There are the simple trades such as the long call or the long put that are common among beginners. And there are slightly more complicated trades that are still popular, such as the bull put and bear call spreads. And then there are the more → Read More

Listen to Cranky Old Men

Listen to Cranky Old Men

For most of my life I’ve been looking forward to becoming a cranky old man. I figured it was a reward, indeed a right, for all I’ve gone through in life. It is, the final destiny. I knew many old cranky men when I was a kid. They seemed to always know what type of → Read More

Houdini Has Nothing On Jamie Dimon! (Part II)

In Part I, we highlighted Harry Houdini’s famous premise about magic – that an audience is always more impressed when a magician makes something disappear, rather than appear. Assuming Houdini was correct, then the world must be amazed by the magic of Chase Bank CEO, Jamie Dimon – who made the bank’s $5.8 billion trading → Read More

Houdini Has Nothing On Jamie Dimon! (Part I)

The world famous magician, Harry Houdini, once said that people would always be more impressed when he made something disappear than when he made something appear. If Houdini was correct, then the world should be astounded by what JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, managed to make “disappear” this past week – a $5.8 billion trading loss (a loss so big that might qualify for a “Wall → Read More

Thought $4 Gas Was Expensive, Try $7.51 Coca Cola

Money printing.  Nominal price increases.  Inflation Creep.  Unintended consequences of central banking intervention. These labels might all be understood, but have they changed your behavior?  Have you decided to eat less or drive less? If not, one reason might be that the price increases in food and energy are to some degree expected.  Generations have → Read More

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