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Middle Ground Risk Trade

Rachel Fox - September 1, 2015
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Last week I blogged about 9 different ways you can deal with naked puts you’ve sold in order to defend a position: I wanted to break one specific strategy down a little further however. It’s a new favorite strategy of mine, because it involves trading a call spread too. Vertical call and put spreads were the very first strategies I got comfortable with when beginning …

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The Big Day in the Stock Market

Rachel Fox - August 23, 2015
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Friday was… wow I don’t think I know what to say about it. My bearishness as of the past couple months finally had a great pay off, which was cool. Many of my short index options plays became instantly profitable. I do wish I stayed long volatility (UVXY was what I was trading) a little longer, I took that position off early last week. This week …

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Why I Trade

Rachel Fox - August 20, 2015
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Financial independence is a form of freedom. I truly believe that it doesn’t matter how much money you have, with good discipline, you can lay the groundwork to become financially empowered. That really does start with being savvy and smart with your own personal finances… something I didn’t learn about until after I had gotten involved with investing. This is also something I cannot stress enough. It is …

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ETF’s. Good to Trade. Good to Know.

Rachel Fox - August 18, 2015
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Earlier this month, I wrote a post about how to find and check various futures contract prices, so you can get a feel for the overall health of the market. Checking futures prices like gold futures, oil futures, silver futures, when compared to our major stock indexes, tells us a lot about the overall status of the market and can often guide us to make …

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Friday Freakiness

Rachel Fox - August 14, 2015
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Here is some Friday freakiness for you… The market rallied today, which was interesting. Something else was also rallying, but this thing may actually be a bad sign for future markets… This afternoon, I was Skyping with a friend of mine, a trader named Nolan Parker. He’s 21 and super well versed in technical analysis & charting. Always has insightful things to say so check him …

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Disney Wars

Rachel Fox - August 12, 2015

What actually is happening with $DIS? Yes, it’s down down down. Earnings weren’t so great so DIS was knocked off all time highs. This news was also followed by overseas announcements that more than rocked the markets (eh-hem China) I definitely hate trying to pick bottoms on stocks or catch the falling knife (as many traders say), but I’m thinking due to the next release …

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Google to Alphabet

Rachel Fox - August 11, 2015
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Everyone is exploding about Alphabet’s re-structuring into holding company. This holding company, formerly and collectively known as Google, now has two parts: Google: Google, YouTube, Android Others: Nest, Fiber, Google X, Google Ventures, Google Capital, Calico Google is now Alphabet. We’re switching from numbers to letters… cool. The company now has it set up so Google is not the name behind area’s of the company that …

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Rollin Rollin Rollin: Options for Managing Trades

Rachel Fox - August 5, 2015
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When trades aren’t working and are losing money in your portfolio, there is nothing more comforting than knowing you have the ability to manage the trade. You can gain back some of your losses with rolling positions up or down, or extending the duration of the options play by rolling the calls or puts to further out expirations. I’ll explain in detail below. The trade I’ll be placing …

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