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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These Are The Things Keeping Me Up At Night
If the economy is so great, why are yields tanking?
Trade Idea: MMM Put Diagonal
3M Co. is currently the most oversold stock in the Dow, so looks like a good candidate for this type of trade.
SPX Is Headed To 3000. Here’s 2 Trade Ideas
The S&P 500 is continuing what seems like an inevitable march towards 3000.
WBA Trade Ideas
Walgreens has been absolutely decimated lately. Having hit a high of $85.79 in December last year, the stock is now down over 35% and is sitting at $54.84.
Strength In Tech Stocks Gives Me Confidence
In a healthy bull market, investors want to see aggressive sectors performing well.
Using Directional Butterfly’s To Protect Iron Condors
There is nothing worse than starting off a new Iron Condor, only to see the market move up or down 2-3% in a week.
Charts I’m Watching
A rally in equities, suggests a strengthening economy, which would lead to higher interest rates. But, the bond market doesn’t seem to be buying that story as yield stubbornly refuse to rise.
Market Shows Resilience
The market is holding up well despite some negative earnings numbers from some key stocks. The bears have had plenty of chances to push the market lower, but haven’t been able to do it.
Charts I’m Watching - Friday, January 25
SPX stalling at the 20 week EMA. RSI 50 also proving difficult to break above. On the plus side, it’s close to a MACD cross
Worst Asset Classes Of 2018 To Rebound In 2019?
The US stock market has plunged in recent months, but the spike in volatility hasn’t stopped American equities from topping the list of the best performing asset classes over a trailing five-year period.
Two Charts Of Interest And A Trade Idea
Seagate Technology Holdings Inc. caught my eye today, firstly because it had an IV rank of 100 and secondly because of the positive divergence on the chart.
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