Category Archives: April 2013, Issue #4

Ask the Crew

Q: Which symbol do you use to trade the Emini’s? $SPX or SPY? Why do you pick the one you do? A: ESU12 is emini. SPX and SPY are just the S&P. They all move together. Q: I’m still a … Continue reading

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Understanding Implied Volatility

For this month’s article in the coaching corner, I’d like to address a basic understanding of implied volatility. Implied Volatility, often referred to as IV, is an integral part of options trading – it’s at the heart and soul of … Continue reading

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Then and Now…

Good friend of mine recently turned me on to a blog run by an author/blogger/music company vet who prolifically cranks out some good stuff near daily. He weaves a good story laced with perspective, insight, history, opinion, humor, anecdotes, etc. … Continue reading

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Is Apple really a broken stock? Hardly

Our friend and colleague at optionMONSTER, Chris McKhann, just recently asked the rhetorical question, “Is now the right time to buy calls” in an article on optionMONSTER.com in which he highlighted the merits of Apple (AAPL). Readers of my DRJ’s … Continue reading

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Why Cyprus is a Real Wakeup Call

If you are at all in touch with the macroeconomic picture, you have undoubtedly heard about the insane things happening in Cyprus. For such a small part of the world it sure has made a big splash. It is the … Continue reading

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TEI’s Louis Horkan Interviews Preston “Pirate” James

In this month’s Traders Talk, the Pirate once again invites us into his lair to talk shop and pass on some wisdom. Unlike the first interview, where Preston shared insight and hard-learned lessons (who can forget the indelible visual from … Continue reading

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