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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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Do Options Lose Value Over The Weekend?
When beginner traders first learn about time decay, they almost immediately think: “Why don’t I sell options on Friday, pick up the time decay over the weekend, then buy them back on Monday”. But in real life things are not always this simple.
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E EXPE Offers 14.94% Return With 18.46% Margin For Error
Bear Call Spreads come in to play. The spread I’m looking at is the November $160-$165 spread which was trading around $0.65 on Friday. That represents a 14.94% return on risk over the next 3 and a half months with an 18.46% margin for error.
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WMT Trade Idea For September
Walmart is currently the most overbought Dow stock with a daily RSI reading of 82.62. It’s hard to argue with that strength, but after a 1-month, unrelenting up move, I think it’s time for a pause via some sideways consolidation.
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Worst Performing Dow Stock On The Road To Recovery?
Walgreens stock is down 20% this year and around 50% down from the 2015 high. After 4 straight years of declines, perhaps the stock is due for a rebound. Carter Worth, the chief technician at Cornestone Macro thinks so.
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6 Price Action Tips You Can Learn In 6 Minutes
There are many ways to analyze price action, the key is to focus on a few key methods and know how to apply them effectively. So today, you’ll learn 6 of my favorite price action trading tips and how to implement them in your trading.
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These Are The Things Keeping Me Up At Night
If the economy is so great, why are yields tanking?
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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 (14 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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