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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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TLT Gamma Scalp Example
Gamma is an important concept for option traders, especially for income traders.
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5 Pot Stocks To Watch In 2020
One of the most recent striking events in the “pot” market has been a first step towards the potential removal of cannabis from the list of controlled substances in the United States.
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A Mantra For All Market Cycles
Traditional finance theory assumes that individuals have no emotions attached when investing or trading.
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The Potential Economic Impact Of Coronavirus
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can generate different kinds of diseases including the common cold and more deadly ones such as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which caused global panic in 2002 and 2003.
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4 Ways To Bounce Back From A Massive Trading Loss
Most traders have found themselves looking at their screens only to find the charts are moving in the exact opposite direction to what they were expecting.
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Is Deflation A Risk For 2020?
Most people see inflation as a big risk.
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Using Stock Options To Gain Exposure To Real Estate
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

In this article: TUR
FB Offers 31.58% Return In 56 Days
1 year ago

Working well so far

In this article: FB
Spread Your Wings With An Iron Condor
1 year 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 (15 years)
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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