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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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Ultimate Guide To The Bull Call Spread
A bull call spread is an options strategy that a trader uses when they believe the price of an underlying stock will go up in the near term. The strategy has limited risk and profit potential, and is used when the market is in an upward trend.
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Best Stocks For Iron Condors
Markets actually trade sideways most of the time, so you need to have strategies in place that allow you to profit when markets are range-bound. An iron condor is one such options strategy that can be used in a sideways market.
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Nifty Option Trading Strategies
The Nifty 50 is the benchmark Indian stock market index, similar to the S&P 500 or Dow Jones in the United States. In today’s article, you’re going to learn all about how to trade options on the Nifty Index and its related stocks.
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Iron Condor Risks
An iron condor is an advanced trading strategy that enables a trader to make a profit when a stock doesn’t move much in price. It involves executing four options contracts, two calls, and two puts, with the aim of collecting premiums on the trade.
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The Shiller PE CAPE Ratio
The CAPE ratio stands for cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio and it is used as a way to determine whether the market is fairly valued or over/undervalued.
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The Best Weekly Option Strategies
Today, we’ll look at some of the best weekly option strategies including how to trade them, what the risks are, and how to manage the trades. We’ll even take a look at some expiration day strategies.
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Using Stock Options To Gain Exposure To Real Estate
2 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
2 years ago

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

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

Working well so far

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

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

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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 6 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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