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The Fear of Day Trading

We've all been there. We make a couple of good trades and make profits. We get cocky… nothing can stop us now right? And BOOM! We lose it all in one trade. Instead of getting back on that horse, when we try to enter a new trade, fear overwhelms us and we're reluctant....

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‘Hugh, here’s my situation….’

Sound familiar?  If I had a dollar for every one of these emails...  lol   Hi xxxxxx, Yes, you've been on and off for quite some time. lol I totally understand what you're doing and going through. Corporate America (I was there too) has some stability and maybe...

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Why Day Traders Lose Money

Half the battle to stop the bleeding is knowing why you lose. 'Opportunity Cost' is defined as the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen. As a trader, we see this all the time. A stock hits our target, we sell for a profit, then...

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Market Update – May 24, 2019

SPY began the week with a significant drop from the 287’s down to the low-284’s before the opening bell. Despite that drop, however, volatility quickly returned to reasonable levels and encouraged traders to buy. SPY climbed through the morning, adding about $1.50...

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Why the Inner Circle?

Trading is serious business, even if you aspire to it as a hobby. It's energizing, fun and could even be very profitable! We want you to be comfortable with our offerings. As such, we do not expect you to just subscribe to expensive programs or a strategy that may be...

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Market Update – May 10, 2019

Concerns over the US-China trade negotiations weighed heavy on US markets on Monday. A single Tweet over the weekend from the President threatening to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports suddenly sent SPY dropping more than $6 in the pre-market trading. However,...

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Stock Trading vs. Options Trading

I get the question all the time – what is the difference between stock trading and stock options trading? Well, picture this. Stock trading can be compared to gambling at a casino. You’re always gambling against the house, so if you and your fellow gambling friends...

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Market Update – May 3, 2019

Monday began with a bright outlook. The optimism leading up to the opening bell carried over into the trading day as investors looked positively toward the next round of trade negotiations with China and the upcoming Federal Reserve interest rate announcement set to...

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5 More Attributes of Options

Check out our blog on the first 10 characteristics of stock options. Here are some additional characteristics of stock options. In-the-Money: strike price is less than the current underlying stock price (calls… inverse is true for puts) At-the-Money: strike price is...

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10 Attributes of Stock Options

Read our blog post on how stock options work. Since we’ve already covered how stock options work, it’s definitely beneficial to know the characteristics of stock options before trading. One stock option controls 100 underlying shares. The bid price is the price the...

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Market Update – April 26, 2019

With relatively little news affecting the markets this week as many in the political and financial realms enjoyed an extended holiday weekend. On Monday, traders recognized a good deal as SPY dropped in pre-market and sent the price higher through the day. SPY ended...

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