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  • Covered Call

    The Strategy Selling the call obligates you to sell stock you already own at strike price A if the option is assigned. Some investors will run this strategy after they’ve already...

  • Long Common Stock

    When you own common stock, obviously you’re hoping that the firm will be profitable and you’ll share in the benefit of those profits. If you own a dividend-paying stock, you’d...

  • Cash-Secured Puts

    A put option gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to sell the underlying stock at a given price for a given period of time. Put sellers earn a premium in exchange for...

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Rookie Tools

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    See what's happening in the market right now, including major index charts, most-actives, sector performance and the latest buzz.

     

  • Probability Calculator

    The Probability Calculator uses implied volatility to help you estimate the probability of hitting your targets — before you ever place a trade.

     

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  • Trader Network Trade Notes

    Explain your rationale and goals for every trade – and get valuable feedback from others.

     

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All-Star Analysis

Wealthy Women Are Way Better Investors Than Everyone Knows on 01/26/2015
I’ve always wondered at the oft-cited stat that women investors are more cautious, taking on less risk than they should to achieve their...

China Gears Up to Launch Options Trading on 08/04/2014
Exciting progress is afoot in Chinese financial markets. According to Markets Media, the country is accelerating towards its launch of...

Apple Watch - Hot or Not? on 03/17/2015
So last Monday Apple hosted a splashy media event to introduce the world to Apple Watch, which goes on sale next month. In addition to...

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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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Trading with TradeKing's Platform

If you are new to TradeKing, this is a video just for you! Watch as Mike Rasmussen reviews our trading platform and...


One Triggers Other Orders

Do you find yourself watching every tick of the market in order to jump on a possibly short-lived opportunity? Join...


ISE's FX Options

Learn how to craft an option strategy based on your outlook of the foreign currency market. Join Steve Meizinger for...


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