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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 […]

How Can Smart People be SO Stupid?

How Can Smart People be SO Stupid?

Radio 4 ‘s Money Box With Paul Lewis Today’s Show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0848blr#play So, a sports betting arbitrage scam based in the Seychelles lost £27 million of smart people’s money. This included a successful property developer now filing for bankruptcy, and a stockbroker who lost £100k. Why does this not surprise me? The dumbest money is lost […]

Trading- Buy a System or Do It Your Own Way

Trading- Buy a System or Do It Your Own Way

There are a great many vendors of trading systems If I trawled through my old emails I think I could find at least 30 that look promising. As a novice I signed up for Optionetics.com many years ago,and attended their first UK course which was no train crash but as the UK is so awful […]

Why we do not Trade news

Why we do not Trade news

Shown on BBC Nov 2014: I consider this to be dumb luck trading and anyone who trades the news, has a 50% chance of being right. Their only hope of profit is to ensure their gains are bigger than their losses. When you risk £100 to make £100 you will starve. Risk £40 to make […]

First Timers- New to Options Investing?

First Timers- New to Options Investing?

What are options all about? Options are, for our purposes, exchange traded contracts conferring on the owner, the right but not the obligation to buy or sell the underlying equity, or index. Think of this as a gift or discount voucher that you have to use by a certain time-if you do nothing it will […]

Options: Calendar Spread (not my choice of trade)

Options: Calendar Spread (not my choice of trade)

To explain if anyone is not familiar with this concept. A calendar or time spread is a method of trading options that takes advantage of the increased time decay of the front, or near month. In this case the October Put, by selling it for 24, and buying the far month, the November put for […]