Introduction to #Options: An Options Primer a #BeginnersGuide

By cameadow | Dec 2, 2012

Introduction to options An option is merely a contract that gives you the right, but not necessarily the obligation, to buy an underlying stock at a certain price on a certain date. Options are merely contracts and generally control one hundred shares of the underlying stock. A call option gives you the right to buy…

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Calendar Spread Setup on Think-or-Swim Platform by

By cameadow | Nov 19, 2012

Watch the Calendar Spread Setup on our Youtube video explaining the Calendar Spread. A Calendar Spread is simply a short option in the front month and a long (purchased) option at the same strike price further out. The trade benefits by theta decay and possibly directional movement. If you have questions about this type of…

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Watching the VIX (Volatility)

By cameadow | Aug 1, 2012

When looking at the stock market, one can use the VIX as an indicator of what to expect. Although, at first glance, it appears to just be an inverse of the market, it can give you an idea of what to expect. Take today’s VIX chart.

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