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  • Christmas Tree Butterfly with Calls

    You can think of this strategy as simultaneously buying one long call spread with strikes A and C and selling two short call spreads with strikes C and D. Because the long call spread...

  • Inverse Skip Strike Butterfly with Calls

    You can think of this strategy as a back spread with calls with a twist. Instead of simply running a back spread with calls (sell one call, buy two calls), selling the extra call at...

  • Long Inverse ETF

    The concept behind inverse ETFs seems quite simple – emphasis on “seems”. When the underlying target index goes down, the value of the ETF is designed to go up. The target index...

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  • Contingent Order

    Ready to trade if a certain contingency kicks in? This order type automates your entry or exit according to your trigger.

     

  • Profit + Loss Calculator

    Get a thorough and visual understanding of your option trade’s profit and loss potential - before you place it.

     

  • Options Chains

    Find the right option for your trade with our powerful, flexible Options Chains – perfect for beginning to advanced traders.

     

  • Maxit Tax Manager

    Successful trading is tough enough – untangling the tax consequences of your trades shouldn’t be.

     

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All-Star Analysis

Common Investing and Trading Mistakes (and Myths) – And How to Avoid Them on 02/12/2015
I’m on a trader self-improvement kick these days. Recently I’ve posted on trader psychology, playing the trading odds smarter in 2015, and...

Inside Months and Dow Theory for May on 05/06/2015
Rob Smith does not currently hold any positions in the securities mentioned in this post.At the time of publication and in the preceding...

How Do You Tackle Sideways Markets? on 04/29/2014
Market-watchers everywhere are buzzing about this “sideways” market, scratching their heads as to how they’ll find and ride the next big...

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Trader Network Perspectives

Bought SDIV at 23.38 SDIV is a solid idea for longer-term investing. It is a well-diversified ETF consisting of large, international companies that pay high dividends. I view SDIV as an alternative to investing in a...

Set me straight on writers, sellers, buyers, and holders Hi Gus’s Leg: Glad to see your fellow Trader Network members have settled this question for you. I always find it handy to repeat this phrase, a popular one among options educators like TradeKing’s...

Eventually, cash will be only safe place to put money Uh oh, Incy's envy for HFTs may have caused him to go off the deep end.  An article on changes to money market funds, something that's almost equivalent to cash, has turned into a rant against...

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Rookies Corner: New Client Orientation

From statements and confirms, to placing orders quickly and easily, to our tax tool Maxit, Manager of Interactive...


Rolling Covered Calls

Brian Overby discusses alternatives for managing your covered call when the trade goes in-the-money. This includes...


Trading and Managing Broken Wing / Skip-Strike Butterfly Spreads

Are you an experienced options trader looking for new strategies? The broken wing / skip-strike butterfly might fit...


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