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  • Long Calendar Spread with Calls

    When running a calendar spread with calls, you’re selling and buying a call with the same strike price, but the call you buy will have a later expiration date than the call you sell....

  • 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...

  • Long Strangle

    A long strangle gives you the right to sell the stock at strike price A and the right to buy the stock at strike price B. The goal is to profit if the stock makes a move in either...

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All-Star Analysis

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - SPX, LOW on 12/10/2013
Recap for Tuesday, December 10th by Kevin Corrigan Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Don’t miss...

Happy 2014 from TradeKing! on 12/30/2013
As 2013 draws to a close, let’s raise a virtual glass to all of you folks. Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year together! And...

How Scary is September for Traders, Anyhow? on 09/10/2014
Historically speaking, September is a tough month for traders. A senior analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices has crunched the numbers...

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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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Contingent Orders

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