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Gavin has a Masters in Applied Finance and Investment. He specializes in income trading using options, is very conservative in his style and believes patience in waiting for the best setups is the key to successful trading. He likes to focus on short volatility strategies.

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Conservative Option Strategies For 2021 And Beyond
We highlight some conservative option strategies that have far less risk than simply buying 100 shares of your favorite stock or ETF.
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Iron Condor Versus Iron Butterfly
This article will explore two very similar structures, the Iron Condor and Iron Butterfly. Both illustrate a short volatility view, yet there are some small nuances that separate them. We will explore their commonalities and differences.
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Stock Market Education: Astrology
There are many methods used to help aid in investment decisions. Of all the different tools there is nothing more otherworldly than stock market astrology, literally.
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Price To Sales Ratio
The Price to Sales Ratio (P/S Ratio) may also be referenced as a sales multiple or revenue multiple.
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Pitting The Debt To Equity Ratio To Work
The Debt to Equity Ratio is a comparison of a company’s debt (or liabilities) as compared to its equity (assets over and above liabilities), or more familiarly, its “net worth”.
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Does Google Pay Dividends?
Google (Alphabet) is known as a growth company and as such the board trusts that shareholders will benefit markedly more from earnings being retained and used by the company to grow further.
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Using Stock Options To Gain Exposure To Real Estate
3 years ago

Sorry for the delay guys. IYR has had a pretty decent run up the last month or so. It's probably due for a slight pause or pullback.

That being said, I think REITs are an essential part of anyone's asset allocation, maybe just wait for a slightly better entry point.

In this article: IYR, SPG
Poor Man’s Covered Call On TUR Offers Great Returns For Brave Investors
3 years ago

Wow, up nearly 10% in 2 days since this article.

In this article: TUR
FB Offers 31.58% Return In 56 Days
3 years ago

Working well so far

In this article: FB
Spread Your Wings With An Iron Condor
3 years ago

It's one of the most popular strategies with option traders. Let me know if you want any more info.

In this article: AAPL
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AFFTY AFFITECH A/S ADR
ARMAX Allianz Rcm Global Resources Class A
BFK BlackRock Municipal Income Trust
BKEPR Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. L.L.C.
CBM Cambrex Corporation
FPHJYX FT Corp
GASRX Aberdeen Optimal Allocations Fund Speciality C
GRNWATUSLX Nasdaq OMX Indices USA
IAGI IA GLOBAL INC
JAIBX John Hancock Fds Iii International Allocation Pt
KND Kindred Healthcare Inc.
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund
MOBS MOBIFORM SOFTWARE
UBGAX Undiscovered Managers Behavioral Gwth A
VQTS UBS ETRACS S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch ETN
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I Missed The Boat Big Time On This Trade
CML VIZ Trade Machine is one of my favorite tools for options backtesting. Here's one of my recent results, although unfortunately I didn't take the trade....

Work Experience

Consultant
Harmonic Fund Services
May 2005 - Present (16 years 4 months)
Fund Administrator
Fortis Prime Fund Solutions
November 2004 - May 2005 (7 months)
Accounts Assistant
CSL Limited
December 2001 - October 2003 (1 year 11 months)

Education

Haileybury College
1993 / 1999
Grade: 93.75 Sholto Black House Captain School Prefect Captain of First XVIII Football Vice Captain of First XI Cricket

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