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3 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

Make volatility put cash in your brokerage account during 2017 by using these three simplified options trades. With a new President in office this year, investors should expect another bumpy ride for the stock market.  Generally speaking, the arrival of a new calendar year shouldn’t have much of an impact on the performance of the […]

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This Beaten-Down Bank Offers 60% Upside By April

This Beaten-Down Bank Offers 60% Upside By April

Cash in at the bank to the tune of 60% or higher returns this April by placing the simple stock substitution option trade detailed in this article that has much less downside risk than owning shares outright. European markets have seen challenges threaten economic growth. The Greek crisis flares up over and over, unprecedented refugee […]

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This Cash-Cow Tech Stock Can Hand You A 50% Return By April

This Cash-Cow Tech Stock Can Hand You A 50% Return By April

The red-hot biotech sector has begun to cool off in what looks to be a temporary buying opportunity for savvy long-term investors. Take advantage of this sell-off in the sector to purchase any of these four companies that have great long-term risk to reward profiles at discount valuations.  Technology has led the way in 2016 […]

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A Gold Mine Options Trade For 100% Returns

A Gold Mine Options Trade For 100% Returns

After it’s impressive rally for the first eight months of the year, the price of gold has taken a breather and has started to fall in price. Use this temporary drop to initiate a simple stock substitution options trade that targets over 100% gains by January.  Gold Mine … A modest move back to the […]

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A Simple Options Trade With Triple-Digit Potential

A Simple Options Trade With Triple-Digit Potential

A modest move back to July’s high for this stock would hand you nearly a 100% gain using the limited risk option trade presented in this article. And with six months for this price move to occur, there is plenty of time for a bullish development. Molten Metals and Miners … After a remarkable recovery […]

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Buy This Stock At A Double-Digit Discount Or Get Paid Not To

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Buy This Stock At A Double-Digit Discount Or Get Paid Not To

Using the same type of options trades as professional money managers, you can earn a 5% cash income in a month or buy this attractive stock at a double-digit discount. On August 30th I recommended a trade to sell the September Whiting Petroleoum $7 puts for 30 cents to open. That trade worked out perfectly […]

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Earn A 100% Return By March With This 1 Stock

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Earn A 100% Return By March With This 1 Stock

And it’s not a risky small cap stock either. You can earn up to 100% returns on this stalwart blue chip bank by using specific options contracts detailed in this article that have even less downside risk than owning shares of this stock.  BANK BREAKOUT – DOW Downer CITIGROUP ready for rebound… The post financial […]

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This Is An Undervalued Stock You Don’t Want To Own

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
This Is An Undervalued Stock You Don’t Want To Own

However, by using options contracts to control 100 shares of the stock you can reap huge rewards, upwards of 100% and higher, with limited downside. With the stock now bottoming to long-term support levels, now is the best time to buy these options contracts. DIGGING OUT OF A HOLE The U.S. dollar direction has had […]

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5 High Probability Options Trades For May

5 High Probability Options Trades For May

When I first started trading, I ignored the Dow Jones Industrial Average and its ETFs (DIA) because – after all – why would I limit myself to the 30 most popular stocks? But now, as an options trader, I find myself almost limited to those stocks that are most liquid. Because of this, I’ve looked […]

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Option Basics – Debit Spreads

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Option Basics – Debit Spreads

It’s time for the third installment in our tutorial series on option theory. In the last two installments we we covered option basics and then did our best to give you a head start on how to interpret option greeks. Today we’re going to jump right into debit spreads and explain why they often may be preferable to trading […]

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Option Basics – The Greeks

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Option Basics – The Greeks

It’s time for the second installment in our option basics tutorial series. Today we are going to cover the option greeks – which is commonly considered a dry topic. Well that was until now –  so grab a short sword and a bottle of body oil because you’re going to need it down in the dusty arena when […]

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Option Basics

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Option Basics

In the context of reintroducing option related strategies here at Evil Speculator I find it important that we establish a baseline of fundamental option related concepts for everyone. Perhaps you’ve never traded options before or maybe you’re just a bit rusty and could use a refresher. So let’s start with the very basics: WHAT IS AN OPTION […]

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2 Options Strategies For Profits From A Hated Sector

2 Options Strategies For Profits From A Hated Sector

In response to a recent article I wrote on the Gold Trust ETF (GLD) some readers have asked my thoughts on gold miners. While my last article was more of a bullish thesis on gold from a fundamental perspective and offered a simple strategy of playing gold by buying GLD, this article on the Market […]

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22 Trading Lessons From Jesse Livermore

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
22 Trading Lessons From Jesse Livermore

Jesse Livermore is famous for making (and losing) two fortunes in the stock market. Firstly in 1907, he famously sold the market short and profited to the tune of $3 million. Then in 1929 after noticing similar conditions to 1929, he again sold the market short and continued adding to his position as stocks plummeted which […]

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Options Trading And The New Normal

| November 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
Options Trading And The New Normal

Options Trading And The New Normal As we approach the end of the year, we can start to piece together what kind of year it’s been for US stocks.  There are basically two different stories to tell in 2015. There was the August correction and subsequent rebound.  And, there’s been a whole bunch of range-bound […]

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Options Trading For The Holiday Season

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading For The Holiday Season

Options Trading For The Holiday Season It’s just a week away from Thanksgiving… hard to believe.  The unseasonably warm weather could be making us forget just how close the holidays are.  We’re that much closer to prime shopping season. The holiday shopping season is closely monitored by the investment world as well.  Many companies make […]

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Finding Value With Options Trading

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Finding Value With Options Trading

Finding Value With Options Trading There are many different reasons to invest in stocks.  For example, some buyers are looking for growth, others income.  Ultimately everyone is looking to make money… but how we get there is clearly open to interpretation. One popular method of investing is value investing.  That is, when investors look for […]

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Options Trading Is Much Better Than Stock Trading

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Is Much Better Than Stock Trading

Options Trading Is Much Better Than Stock Trading This is an options trading site, so of course we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of options.  I regularly point out the virtues of using options instead of stocks.  That should come as no surprise to most people who trade options regularly. Yet, […]

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