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  • Long Butterfly Spread with Calls

    A long call butterfly spread is a combination of a long call spread and a short call spread, with the spreads converging at strike price B. Ideally, you want the calls with strikes...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • One Cancels Other (OCO) Order

    Enter two live orders at once – as soon as one is executed, the other will be canceled automatically. OCO orders give you a finer degree of control.

     

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All-Star Analysis

August is the Time to De-clutter Your Finances on 08/11/2014
We’re back in the dog days of August, folks. How will you spend this traditionally slow summer month? August is actually a great time to...

Inside Months and Outside Months for August on 08/03/2015
Rob Smith does not currently hold any positions in the securities mentioned in this post.At the time of publication and in the preceding...

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - SPX, WYNN on 12/23/2014
Recap for Tuesday, December 23rd by Kevin Corrigan Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Don’t miss...

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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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