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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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Best Stop Loss Strategy (And It’s Easy To Implement)
A stop loss is an active order placed by an investor holding a position in equity.
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.
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.
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.
Price To Sales Ratio
The Price to Sales Ratio (P/S Ratio) may also be referenced as a sales multiple or revenue multiple.
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”.
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.
Options Time Decay
There are a few things in life that are constant, and time is one of them. Though when it comes to the options world, not all time is created equal. This article will discuss options time decay and explore the relationship between theta and gamma.
What Is A 1-2-3 Chart Pattern?
Today, we’re looking at a technical analysis formation known as the 1-2-3 chart pattern. We’ll discuss what it is and also give some recent examples.
What Is Quadruple Witching?
Quadruple witching occurs four times per year when stock index futures, stock index options, stock options, and single stock futures expire simultaneously. Let’s dive into quadruple witching in detail and see how it has impacted markets in the past.
Dissecting The Covered Strangle
The covered strangle strategy is a bullish strategy that involves being long 100 shares of stock and selling an out-of-the-money call and an out-of-the-money put. You can also think of it as a covered call with an extra short put.
Most Liquid Options
Liquidity is the cost of doing business in the options space. When placing trades it is always important to focus on the liquidity of the underlying.
What Kind Of Trader Should You Be?
As a trader, the trading strategies you adopt will determine the type of trader that you are.
The Dividend Strip Strategy
Today, we’re looking at the dividend strip strategy.  We’ll look at the problem of low yielding defensive assets, and an alternative solution.
Options Hedging Example
With stocks near all-time highs and an explosion present in call option buying, it is easy to forget that options were primarily developed as hedging products. Here I break down options hedging examples and look at the benefits and costs involved.
Short Put Option Explained
Short put options are an option strategy that is great for generating income on stocks the trader is willing to own. It is a neutral to slightly bullish strategy.
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