Category Archives: September 2012, Issue #4

Ask the Crew:
Crew members tackle questions
submitted by readers each month

Q. I am new to options trading; can you recommend a good broker? A. TradeMonster is excellent for option trading and the type of spread trades that we focus on. OptionsXpress is also very good. I would take a look … Continue reading

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Coaches Corner:
Dispelling the Myth

Welcome to the Coaches Corner! I’m Mike Curtis and today I’d like to discuss a common myth among aspiring traders—the belief that the market is out to “GET THEM!” Who among us hasn’t felt that early on in our career? … Continue reading

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Musings from the Editor:
Work Smart…

Recently, while driving my two mick sons (Aedan and Colin) to soccer practice, I shared the ol’ axiom bout working smart and not hard. Well, being 10 and 9, they have transitioned from blindly accepting to carefully scrutinizing the bits … Continue reading

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Traders Talk:
TEI’s Louis Horkan Interviews Jeff Augen

In this month’s Traders Talk, we’re chatting with Jeff Augen, well-known author of a number of highlyregarded books on option trading and the markets. Jeff has actively traded and analyzed the markets since the late 80s. That work, combined with … Continue reading

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Monster’s Perspective:
Does Capital Expenditure at AAPL
Signal MONSTER Holiday Season?

The time of year is probably even more important than news events as summer vacations have slowed trading activity to a crawl. Equities have melted higher during July and August and are now drifting near multiyear highs. On the bearish … Continue reading

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Karson Keith’s Options Insight:
Facebook’s Failure Continued…

TEI readers know from my previous writings that I do not have an optimistic outlook on Facebook’s near-term future. When I first wrote about my gloomy outlook FB was bouncing around the mid 20’s and shortly thereafter the low 20’—now … Continue reading

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