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Trade 112 Week Ending 28 December- Keeping Our Cash Safe

Trade 112 Week Ending 28 December- Keeping Our Cash Safe

What The Actual????? A Wild Ride This Week So, nobody was more relieved than I that the US markets smashed up in record trading after horrible falls. Though it’s silly season, it is unsettling to see such huge drops. We also saw 10 consecutive down days on the SPX. Maybe it was algo’s pension funds […]

Trade111 Week Ending 21 December-Almost Xmas

Trade111 Week Ending 21 December-Almost Xmas

Down Down Down Oh dear- the US got smashed to bits: SPX 2591-2416 a ‘uge 7% drop. We fared somewhat better- around 2% drop but from the high 7790 in August we are off by almost 14%. The omens are not good and we should bear in mind that the big pension funds get their […]

Trade110 Week ending 14December2018

Trade110 Week ending 14December2018

Up For The Week- Didn’t Feel Like It Despite a rock solid time tested number of strategies and managed risk, I still get bouts of ‘uncomfortable concern’. I have to remind myself how many times I’ve been in trades and made  ££££££££, when things looked ugly. February and September this year were big drops, but […]

Trade109 Week ending 07 December- Ouch!

Trade109 Week ending 07 December- Ouch!

What Happened? Or Rather What Didn’t A week of roller coaster action that this trader did not foresee. I try to stick to the knitting, and place my trades ±45DTE (days to expiry). Thus Wednesday’s drop looked opportune- volatility at 18%– not bad, I’m thinking. I’d put in a cheeky offer. (Tuesday gave rise to […]

Trade 108 Week Ending 30 November

Trade 108 Week Ending 30 November

So- What Happened This Week? Clearer Direction? Big Dramas? 7036 to 6980 -It looked racier than it was. Yet again this sideways action suits some trades with the slow grind of theta.     December thoughts From the Big People https://activetrader.cmegroup.com/infocus/story?id=819&video=5972214953001#videos Hope the link works- I get a plethora of helpful emails-and yes, 95% from […]

Trade 107 Week Ending 23 November

Trade 107 Week Ending 23 November

Big Ups After Big Downs, Then Up….and Down I was surprised by the down move on Tuesday- matched by Wednesday’s bonkers rise. GBPUSD has been up and down, quite predictably. Dismally missing out this week, failing to add to my positions. I took in a credit of 24 last week and for more of the […]

Extraordinary Event

Extraordinary Event

Naked Sellers Destroyed CATASTROPHIC LOSS EVENT On November 15, 2018, OptionSellers.com notified its investors in an email entitled “Catastrophic Loss Event” that it not only lost all their money, but that they would also owe money to Intl FC Stone for margin calls. According to OptionSellers.com, they lost a substantial portion of their investors’ assets […]

Trade 106 Week Ending 16November

Trade 106 Week Ending 16November

A Bit of A Drop, Take a Break, Sit (See what I did there?)  Guffaws of laughter, conspicuous by absence! I love wordplay and enjoy humour in our bewildered media. Nobody can honestly have a clue what it now means to stay in or leave the EU.  The overly lauded economic growth is a symptom […]

Trade 105 Week Ending 09 November, Politics and Markets

Trade 105 Week Ending 09 November, Politics and Markets

Up Down, More of The Same Barely a move, yet Tuesday being 45 days to expiry (DTE) would have served me perfectly with my December put strategies.  I didn’t of course take the trade. Because,(scaredy cat me) in the last couple of months there was one entry I happily missed. FTSE dropped hugely. Would I […]

Trade 104 Week Ending 02 Novembrrrrrr

Trade 104 Week Ending 02 Novembrrrrrr

Volatility Peaked Then Dipped, on Big Rises and Falls   That Was The Week In a week FTSE has risen 2.2% from 6939.56 to 7094.12. We note trade volumes much greater on the down days. Volatility remains heightened. Non farm payrolls were ok giving the FED licence to raise interest rates. Wages-the key ingredient in […]