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What is Max Pain?

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Like the most concepts in trading, Max Pain is another “theory” or concept from the US related to trading with options. This theory is considered to be controversial and there is going a lot of discussion on about its usefulness and disutility. In this article I’ll explain you the idea behind this concept and I will also show you whether it’s worth for you to delve deeper into this topic or if it’s neglectable. So let’s start! (more…)

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Options vs. Futures: What’s the Difference?

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As opposed to many other websites describing the topic options vs. futures, I don’t agree with the statement that options and futres are derivative investments. There are not at all! What they are is that they are derivative trading instruments (or derivative products, methods or whatever). But they are not investments! Though I agree that there are several similarities between both: they are both speculative, they can be highly profitable and, if you handle them in a wrong way, highly risky. In this article I will show you the difference of options vs. futures. So let’s start, folks. (more…)

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Why and How Should We Use Covered Call Strategy- The Basics of a Covered Call Option

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The popularity of covered call option strategies stems from the fact that they allow traders to hedge their holdings while also possibly generating additional profit. Professional market players imply a covered call strategy to boost investment income. Still, individual investors can benefit from this conservative but effective option strategy by taking the time to learn how it works and when to use it. Let’s take a look at the covered call in this context and see how and why to use the covered call strategy in business! So, let’s get started! (more…)

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What is Day Trading and why is there so much interest lately?

In this new world we live in as it relates to the changes Covid-19 has caused, Day Trading is now more popular than ever. With the sudden loss, or even the threat of loss, of someone’s livelihood due to no fault of their own, people have begun looking for alternatives to the new risk involved with employment. Having a way to make a living from your kitchen table every day can be very appealing. Especially with the new realization that a job or business can be snatched away for you without any notice. It can be very empowering to be the master of your own destiny. Becoming a successful Day Trader really fits the bill for many people in this regard. (more…)

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Options on stocks vs. options on futures

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When I started with options trading, I began with options on futures. The reason for this was that in my very first book about options the author wrote about options on futures. And as I was new to options, it was just a coincidental beginning of mine. But later I found out that the mass of options traders are trading with options on stocks rather than with options on futures. When I noticed this, I was frankly surprised but kept trading options on futures. Meanwhile, I am trading almost only with options on stocks. But not because it’s a better trading in general but just because it’s a more suitable trading for me personally. For all you, folks, who would like to know more about trading with options on futures I wrote this article to give you a first brief overview about it. (more…)

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