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  • 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...

  • Christmas Tree Butterfly with Puts

    You can think of this strategy as simultaneously buying one long put spread with strikes D and B and selling two bear put spreads with strikes B and A. Because the long put spread skips...

  • Collar

    You can think of a collar as simultaneously running a protective put and a covered call. Some investors think this is a sexy trade because the covered call helps to pay for the protective...

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All-Star Analysis

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - SPX, VIX, WLT on 10/08/2013
Recap for Tuesday, October 8th by Kevin CorriganDid you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Don’t miss...

Nike Is Running, What About Its Retailers? on 10/02/2013
Alan Brochstein Discusses A Potential Trade In Shoe StoresNike, Inc. (NKE) is the largest publicly-traded tennis shoe company in the world...

The New Killer Apps by Chunka Mui on 11/13/2013
Just added this title to my autumn must-reads: The New Killer Apps by Chunka Mui (with Paul B. Carroll) looks both insightful and cleverly...

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Trader Network Perspectives

Bought to Open WFC Jan 17 2015 $35.00 Put at 3.82 Continuing my long position in the financials. I also have an open order on BAC, this is a long term play as I think you will see continued strength in the financials in the next two years. WFC just...

Question about exercising put options Right on, Spshapiro. You raise some excellent points about how long put options work and the fact that investors have several choices in how to profit from this scenario.</br> <br>...

Pairs trade Pairs trading may be a broader term than i believed tree, but i am referring to having an opposing trade in two different underlyings. e.g.(very random and not one i am considering) i am...

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