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Trade72 Volatility Spikes Don't Last

Trade72 Volatility Spikes Don’t Last

  Strangle- Naked, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know! Yes, a naked trade ! Normally we would never go naked but this is for demo purposes, and is a volatility play. As the VIX chart demonstrates we had a low base then a bump up to around 15,then big spikes up followed by big candles […]

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Bitcoin gets all festive! This is why we trade options- smarter, limited risk, sensible profits. Somebody bought Bitcoin at $20,000. Maybe it’ll go to $1 million. Maybe it’ll go back to $0.10. HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM US-KEEP FOLLOWING,WE MAY HAVE SOME VERY GOOD NEWS SOON.

Trade 57 Avoiding Losses, Exits Mean......... Everything

Trade 57 Avoiding Losses, Exits Mean……… Everything

Cutting To The Chase It’s a ratio calendar strangle and it looks like this: Trade 57  Nuts and Bolts-Let’s Speak Greeks The best offer and it’s not flippin’ Black Friday! We have done the maths and while the graph looks pretty darn good….. How’s things in the back office? Delta: 0.111 against, Gamma: 28 against, […]

That Was The Week Ending 10 th Nov

That Was The Week Ending 10 th Nov

FTSE This Week  – DOWN!  :  Monday- Friday  a drop  of 130 . 1.7% in old money – a variety of causes- currency and consumer among others. Daily Volatility: 7.5-11.6 from about 9.31 to 10.61   FTSE cash index – open 7560  high 7582 low 7422 close 7433 FTSE volatility-  9.31-10.6     (last week: 10.26 close 9.31)  What Trades Would Have Done well, this week? Well, not much to report- […]

Pension Pot,Actual and  Potential Part II of a Series

Pension Pot,Actual and Potential Part II of a Series

The £100k Pension Pot, Options, Risk Did you know? For example a £100,000  pension pot equates to £4-£5k  option premium each month. Let’s say you have 2 negative months each year that’s still £40k– twenty times what you’d get with a savings account. Realistic? Alright halve that amount-trade conservative that’s £20k. Use your capital gains  allowance: […]

That was the Week ending 11 August

That was the Week ending 11 August

Why We Love Point & Figure The triple top on FTSE gave us a massive clue that price exhaustion had been reached. While these are old fashioned they are such a great visual aid. Free from http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/marketsummary.html?E FTSE’s New  Range.(-240) Higher Volatility up to 18%+ FTSE cash index-    7512 open close 7310 high 7551 low 7297   (  last week 7368 open […]

Trading Bad- Not A Long Running Series We Hope

Trading Bad- Not A Long Running Series We Hope

Trading in the Zone?             Trading- How Bad is Bad? Trading the last few weeks  have been very unusual. Normally I will place a trade which lasts until expiry. I have to date opened and closed  2 of these and ‘missed’ 2 more…. just this week. 18 years trading but still […]

The Basics Revisited, Take The Time, Change Your World

The Basics Revisited, Take The Time, Change Your World

But It Looks SO Complicated I have been made aware that some visiting here have struggled with the concepts. It IS hard to get one’s head around options, no question.   Many people therefore shy away. As a result, they trade something else, badly. And…….. lose their pot of cash. Our aim, which we cannot […]

Alpha and Beta

Alpha and Beta

It’s All Greek To Me http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/102714/whats-difference-between-alpha-and-beta.asp I’m not going to explain as Investopedia is way smarter than me, but it’s about performance. The Alpha Male This may be more familiar ground. The reason I mention it, is because it’s also a measurement of ourselves.  I see a lot of alpha male behaviour on the internet. […]

Taking the Other Side

Taking the Other Side

Caesar or Pompey? 2 sides to every coin, right? 2 sides to every trade-probably. By the way I was not aware of ancient Rome’s civil war either. I like the idea of having your own coin though. Ok, Back To Trading Trading should always involve considering your position from the other side. Caesar or Pompey, […]