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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...

  • Long Put Spread

    A long put spread gives you the right to sell stock at strike price B and obligates you to buy stock at strike price A if assigned. This strategy is an alternative to buying a long...

  • 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...

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All-Star Analysis

Spreading Holiday Cheer at TradeKing on 12/31/2014
To my mind, the best part of the holidays is that generous, overflowing feeling they provide. Everyone is bursting with good feeling, and...

The Secret to Amazing Service? It’s The Power of One. on 08/26/2014
My colleague Nicole Wachs shared this great post with me by Wade Burgess, LinkedIn’s VP of Sales: Why a Handwritten Note and a Personal...

Alternatives to High Flyers on 11/05/2013
With the S&P 500 up over 23% in price in 2013 and up about 165% since March 2009, the end of the year is likely to be dominated by tax-...

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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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Options Strategy Scanner

TradeKing’s Strategy Scanner screens the options universe for specific strategies that meet the criteria you set. It...


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...


Rookies Corner: Trailing Stops

In this session, Nicole Wachs discusses how and when you can use trailing stop orders while trading. Topics include...


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