Are You Trading Enough?
Overtrading can be a killer to
your P/L. The trick is to trade
consistently and always know
what the markets—and your
positions—are doing. Only then
can you pounce on the opportunities that come your way.
Markets Aren’t Normal
and Neither Are You
Need help choosing a strategy when
markets are erratic? Kurtosis attempts to explain abnormal market
behavior, but it’s complicated. So
forget the math and focus on how it
explains the price behavior of options.
The Fad Is Not Your Friend
How large should you go? The size
of your position can be a tough
choice, and using formulas can help.
Some traders are borrowing from
the Kelly Criterion—adopted by card
players. Should you be using it, too?
Not so fast.
The Unbalanced Butterfly:
Tilting the Odds
You have a strong directional bias on
a stock, time to expiration is short, and
you want to squeeze as much as you
can out of your position. When you
find yourself in this situation, the unbalanced fly may just be the way to go.
11 In the Money
Vol Whisperer Can you calculate fear? Certain market
measures help traders determine when the market seems
“fearful.” Learn to do this for yourself to better evaluate risk.
Gear Head It’s earnings time. How do you prepare for it?
The new Earnings tab can help.
Ask the Suit Use these cool tools to find new trades and
set up your alerts with this state of the art alert system.
Toys for Traders Three new tools to try.
Capiche? Next up in our series on portfolio margin, we
cover the greeks.
6 A Quick Howdy
9 Love Notes
33 Associate Spotlight
TD Ameritrade’s Brad
Nave is as alert as a cougar. He has to be to make
sure the data on your
trading platform is up to
date and accurate.
35 Coach’s Corner
Random decisions lead to
random results. Consider
using these two indicators more consistently to
get in and out of trades.
36 Trader Jargon
38 The Back Page
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