Credit vs Debit Spread

by Jeff on March 4, 2015

For a long time I have been asked why I don’t do Debit Spreads. My canned answer was always “I want to be a net seller of options”. But really, is there an advantage to one or the other? And what is the effect of time vs price vs IV? I took a look at theoretical […]

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ARE YOU READY? (for the next correction/crash)

Read the full article → February 22, 2015

I have no idea when or how much the correction will be, but it’s inevitable that it’s going to happen sometime – all the talking heads say so! The other question is: what will the velocity and magnitude of the correction be? How long can the Fed prop up the markets and the economy? Traditionally, […]

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Understanding the Yield Curve and Applying it as a Forecast Tool for Equity Markets

Read the full article → February 10, 2015

I’m a beginner at understanding the US Treasury Market and yields of short, medium and long term maturities, but I’m trying. Over the last week, I’ve been doing some research and this is what I’ve found so far. When I stumbled onto StockCharts.com’s Dynamic Yield Curve page, a door was open into the light. I […]

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ABX – Covered Call or Cash Secured Put?

Read the full article → January 3, 2015

Although not a primary strategy of mine, I do occasionally do a Covered Call or Cash Secured (Naked) Put. There have been thousands of articles, post, discussions, and arguments over which one is best. I’m not going to re-hash that here, but I will tell you that I analyzed both approaches when I decided to […]

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CSSv2™ Studies Update

Read the full article → November 20, 2014

Many of you have noticed that the TOS Chart Studies that I currently use are not the same as the Studies shown in the original video back in January. Congratulations, you are right, and very observant! So, I put together a short video that I hope captures the changes that I’ve made since the launch […]

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RUT High Risk Adjustment

Read the full article → October 28, 2014

On 10/22/14, I opened an OCT5 1130/1140 Bear Call Credit Spread. Since that time is has spent each day inching closer to my short strike at 1130. Today it zoomed past it in a big way. Seeing momentum to the up side and calculating that the FOMC meeting minutes tomorrow will have a positive effect […]

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19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

Read the full article → October 22, 2014

I stumbled upon this in The Economic Collapse Blog. Thought you all might be interested… x #1 After accounting for inflation, median household income in the United States is 8 percent lower than it was when the last recession started in 2007. #2 The number of part-time workers in America has increased by 54 percent […]

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From my Inbox: Using Multiple Time Frames

Read the full article → June 22, 2014

Got this email just today and it got me to thinking. Heck, it even inspired me to make a video on a sunny afternoon while listening to the Kinks! The video link. Here’s his email: Hi Jeff How are you doing? I watch your video with my morning cup of tea every day. I have a […]

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5-10 Iron Condor Redux

Read the full article → June 15, 2014

Back to the well again. I haven’t forgotten about this year old strategy that I have not used. I know, shame on me. But now I have a real reason to re-visit this and apply it to a taxable account. I have a relative’s taxable account that I have been wanting to trade options in […]

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From My Inbox – Is Trading Pro Worth It?

Read the full article → May 17, 2014

I received this email the other day from Joey. I’ll let his questions speak for themselves.   Hello Jeff, I am a subscriber on your YouTube Channel as well as follower of your blog. I am deciding to follow your recommendation in reference to the Trading as a Business Course (now called “Trading Pro System” […]

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