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Options Trading With a Small Account

Fri Jun 16, 2023, 06:49 am | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Options trading has not only become easier but has exploded thanks to mobile brokers like Robinhood and Webull. Options are derivatives often used for hedging equity positions or executing complex trades, but retail traders are now using them as lottery[…..]

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How to Find Unusual Options Activity

Tue Jun 14, 2022, 12:23 pm | by Azhar Khan | No comments

Unusual Options Activity is popular data some traders like to use when informing their trading decision. While there are lots of regular options trades that occur everyday, unusual options activity is when abnormally large options trades are made, usually as[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Options

Mon Jun 13, 2022, 12:17 pm | by Azhar Khan | No comments

Options are something traders and investors can use to give themselves…well…options. It’s all in the name, but what are they really? This blog will break down the basics of options and how they can be used. What Are Options?  Options are[…..]

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Trading Basics: Put vs. Call Options

Thu Jun 2, 2022, 11:13 pm | by Ashley Hart | No comments

If you’re interested in trading, then you’ll probably want to get familiar with put vs. call options. Getting involved with options trading can give you more flexibility and help you get involved with more complex trading strategies. Before we start,[…..]

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How to Understand Option Alerts

Wed May 25, 2022, 02:56 am | by Azhar Khan | No comments

Options are infamous for intimidating traders—but they don’t have to be. Before trading options, a good way to get a grasp them is to start by understanding option alerts.  However, you don’t even need to trade options to find these[…..]

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What Are Options Spreads?

Fri May 20, 2022, 02:23 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

The term ‘spread’ can have several different interpretations depending on where it is used in the financial space. A spread is often used to refer to the difference in bid and ask prices on an individual security. If the ask[…..]

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Options Basics: What You Need to Know

Thu May 19, 2022, 06:29 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

If you’re a veteran investor or new to the market, stock options are definitely something you’ve heard of. It’s the first type of derivative most traders encounter. Unlike actual stocks themselves, options don’t represent an equity stake in a publicly[…..]