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Rookies


Featured Rookie Strategy

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Protective Put

    Purchasing a protective put gives you the right to sell stock you already own at a specified price. Protective puts are handy when your outlook is bullish but you want to protect the...

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Rookie Tools

  • Stock Screener

    It’s never been easier to find stocks that suit your investing objectives. Design and save your own custom screens to find exactly what you want.

     

  • Options Scanner

    Scan a universe of over 150,000 option contracts to help find your potential trade.

     

  • Quotes + News + Research

    Get all the essential data on any stock, option, ETF or mutual fund here.

     

  • Options Pricing Calculator

    Research an option contract's Greeks and implied volatility. Forecast theoretical values and compare them to current bid/ask prices. And change variables...

     

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All-Star Analysis

The “Super Bowl Indicator” & the Stock Market on 01/29/2014
If you see football in all things these days, or if you’re just a bit superstitious, you’ll get a kick out of this: Marketwatch recaps the...

Strong Growth Possibly Not Appreciated on 12/03/2013
Alan Brochstein Explores 5 Stocks Not Followed Closely By Wall StreetAs 2013 comes to an end, it's worth noting that stocks have had a very...

TradeKing’s Own John Hagen Rings the NYSE Closing Bell! on 11/12/2013
We couldn’t be prouder to share these images of John Hagen, son of our President & COO Rich Hagen, ringing last Friday’s closing bell...

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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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On-Demand Videos

Covered Call as a Beginner Options Strategy

Brian Overby explains why a covered call is a good choice for first time option traders. A covered call enhances an...


Income Strategies, part 2: Iron Condors

Join Dan Passarelli for the second installment of his Income Strategies series. Part 2 starts with a recap of credit...


Option Myths Revealed

Separating fact from fiction isn’t always as cut and dry as you might think. Sit in with Mark Sebastian for his...


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