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  • Diagonal Put Spread

    You can think of this as a two-step strategy. It’s a cross between a long calendar spread with puts and a short put spread. It starts out as a time decay play. Then once you sell...

  • 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...

  • Short Put Spread

    A short put spread obligates you to buy the stock at strike price B if the option is assigned but gives you the right to sell stock at strike price A. A short put spread is an alternative...

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  • Options Chains

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All-Star Analysis

Unemployment is Finally Below 6%. Now What? on 10/14/2014
The latest stats are in, and U.S. unemployment has officially dropped below 6%. Should traders be shouting “hurrah” - or not rushing to...

Dispatches From the Market Trenches - Part 2 on 02/05/2014
Welcome back to our two-part series of “lessons learned” and other nuggets of wisdom from TradeKing investors. To recap: first thing in...

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - $SPX & $TGT on 05/19/2015
Featuring @BrianOverby and @MNKahn   Analysis of S&P 500 from Michael Kahn with QuickTakesPro:S&P 500 (SPX) – Sitting around 2129....

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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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Rolling Covered Calls

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


Finding Potential Opportunities Using Weekly Options

Many option traders are used to only trading options that expire every month. The introduction of weekly expiring...


Trading & Taxes: What You Need to Know

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year and TradeKing’s own Mike Rasmussen is ready to help make this tax season a...


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