Most people equate puts with a declining market. Basically, buy puts if you think the market is going down. At least that’s the thought process for most investors new to options.
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By Andy Crowder | Oct 24, 2014
There are two basic components of options trading: calls and puts. Both, at some capacity, are the foundation of every single options strategy in existenc
By Andy Crowder | Oct 22, 2014
Andy Crowder explains the mechanics of options trading, and how to use the current market volatility to your advantage. Click here to learn about easy options strategies for generating income!
By Andy Crowder | Oct 20, 2014
Back in late June I wrote an article about “the next bull market.” Before I go any further, let me give you a brief summary about the VIX and how it works . . . in simplified terms.
By Andy Crowder | Oct 17, 2014
In my last post, I defined each part that makes up an options quote, and most are easy to understand. The exception – OPRA.
By Andy Crowder | Oct 16, 2014
I want to go over what a standard options quote looks like and then we can expand from there.
By Andy Crowder | Oct 15, 2014
The following two concepts will change the way you think about trading, and investing for that matter, forever.
By Andy Crowder | Oct 13, 2014
I want to discuss the mathematics behind the madness of options trading and why options are the only investment tool that offers investors a probability of success over 50%, and in many cases, over 80%.
By Andy Crowder | Oct 10, 2014
Famed investor Bernard Baruch once said that the main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many people as possible. Is he right?
By Andy Crowder | Oct 8, 2014
I’ve finally been given free reign to write several times a week, about my favorite tool for investing . . . options.