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Trade101 Week Ending 12October

Trade101 Week Ending 12October

Oh My! Some Drop, Who Saw That Coming? Er, most of us, But Not That Big The  drop since 03 October-  6.66% when FTSE was 7510 and it all looked ok. Warnings abounded- “bond yields!” They screamed, FED rate hikes they exclaimed. Markets drop from highs-only the fund managers buy at the top. The classic ‘they are […]

Trade100! Week Ending 05 October

Trade100! Week Ending 05 October

Our Maiden Century(With thanks to Giphy.com) What does it mean? Statistically 100 events can have some meaning attached for analysis. I think we have about 5 losing trades, by the way. In due course a summary of these 100 trades will be made available. A lot to get through this week as the interminable FTSE […]

Trade 99! Week Ending 28September

Trade 99! Week Ending 28September

The Week’s Activity Again at the end of the week, the rise after Monday’s open is negated pretty much. VFTSE picked up a little on Friday. Politics grabs the headlines, but typically it is nothing that bothers us, and the markets have seen it all before. That is not to belittle Dr.Ford’s experience – but […]

Trade 98 Week Ending 21September

Trade 98 Week Ending 21September

Friday Frenzy Laugh? The media tell us it’s all doom and gloom, the High street and retail are finished. Then we have  Bl***y Brexit, as I’m sure history will name it. Or perhaps the inglorious devolution. I have to factor it in to trading, but how? Nobody has done a Brexit before, except with violence,and […]

Trade97 Week Ending 14 September

Trade97 Week Ending 14 September

That Was The Week A bit of a nothing but it didn’t feel like it as the FTSE dropped beneath the waves with a low of 7220. I have several positions running into this expiry,and confess to failing to take the 45DTE (Oct expiry trade) That came into view on 7th Sept. Of course this […]

Education Special-Something for the Weekend

This Just In From My Chums at CME This is worthwhile for anyone new to options- it’s about the concept, no clever maths needed-unless you like that stuff https://institute.cmegroup.com/courses/introduction-to-options?utm_source=retail_nurture&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Q3-2018_Nurture&utm_content=intro-options

Trade 95 Week Ending 31 August

Trade 95 Week Ending 31 August

Some Graphics To Pore Over, and a Great Exit for Trade 94 As we ALL know- don’t we, volatility rises when the market falls. It can rise when the market rises but it is a measure of the cost of risk. For premium sellers it is a thing of beauty, for those already short premium, […]

Trade 94 Week Ending 24 August

Trade 94 Week Ending 24 August

The Week That Time forgot Actually the whole of August has been pretty lame, for FTSE, though August 15th served us well with a 1.5% drop. August is the month when movers and shakers are away. The office cat is actually managing your funds! I like the ‘up day/down day‘ measure and August has 50% […]

Trade 93 Week Ending 17August

Trade 93 Week Ending 17August

What a Spikey Week! Big old vol spike on Wednesday. 5 consecutive down days (long overdue). And…. a terrific opportunity to double down with whatever position you like! I think this is more like it, though we may be heading back to that magnetic 7650 level. What do I know about levels? We’ll get to […]

Trade 92 Week Ending 10 August

Trade 92 Week Ending 10 August

Trade 92- we’ll get to that. Meanwhile, yet again the market went absolutley nowhere-we closed UP 3 points, despite the crazy at the end of the week. The dumb money moved in,and promptly scurried away. Cryptos? who the heck is losing their shirt currently? I don’t get it-might as well wet a finger and use […]