What is Swing Trading and Is It the Right Options Trading Strategy for You?

This blog has covered day trading and scalping, and of course it has covered the benefits of making long-term investments. What, though, about the missing middle? What happens to the trader who wants to move faster than months but who is not quite caffeinated enough for the life of a day trader? Welcome to swing … Continue reading What is Swing Trading and Is It the Right Options Trading Strategy for You?

What’s a Strangle and How Can You Use It in Options Trading?

In an earlier post, the concept of the straddles in option trading, a strategy where traders take out call and put contracts on an otherwise identical position, was discussed. Well, the strangle is pretty closely related to a straddle, but it is a little more complicated. Here’s how it works: The Strangle The strangle is … Continue reading What’s a Strangle and How Can You Use It in Options Trading?

How Speaking “Greek” Helps You Reduce Your Options Trading Risk

Notation is key in any profession, whether law, medicine, science or money, and somehow all of these fields have agreed that the best way to write down complicated ideas is with the Greek alphabet. Lawyers use the Greek letter “pi” for plaintiff. Doctors use “alpha” to refer to chemical relationships, while scientists use “delta” to … Continue reading How Speaking “Greek” Helps You Reduce Your Options Trading Risk