Category Archives: March 2013, Issue #3

Ask the Crew

Q: My brokerage can do spreads and straddles but I don’t see where they can do butterflies… is that a problem?  Can I still set them up manually? A: You won’t need to access margin for the option trades but … Continue reading

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Loaded for Bear

Hi traders, trading fans and aspiring traders. Welcome back to another edition of Coaches Corner. For this month’s edition, I wanted to address a common question. It’s a question I recently received from some clients of mine. They asked, ‘What … Continue reading

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An Eye for Gold…

Well, we finally did it. Here we sit at and near record levels for the broad indices. On cue, every talking head and everyday Joe is offering barroom-type prognostications on whether the markets are headed higher or about to drop … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Sequester?

As I’ve stated for weeks, I believe we will indeed hit the draconian automatic-federal budget-cuts that are set to take place on Friday, March 1, 2013. I thought rather than buying into the hype, we should examine the facts. First … Continue reading

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Trading Volatility Spikes

The VIX recently sprung to life briefly and almost as quickly died back down. The question is how do you trade the rise and fall of volatility? It is very difficult to trade the VIX itself simply because the options … Continue reading

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TEI’s Louis Horkan Interviews Preston “Pirate” James

In this month’s Traders Talk we’re chatting with the Pirate himself, Preston James, the founder and chief honcho at Traders Edge. Certainly no need for introductions. Fact is each of us is here because of Preston’s passion…for trading, the markets, … Continue reading

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