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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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The Chicken Iron Condor
Chicken iron condors are a directional neutral trade and are like a regular iron condor they are profitable when the underlying expires between the inside strike prices rendering all 4 contracts worthless.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Put/Call Ratio
The Put-Call Ratio is simply a ratio of the number of puts to the number of calls on a particular stock, fund, or market.
Pattern Day Trading Rules For Options Traders
A pattern day trader is one who executes four or more day trades within five business days, has a margin value of less than $25,000, and the number of day trades make up more than 6% of their total trade activity.
What Is IV Crush?
IV crush is a phenomenon that tends to catch many beginners off guard. It is a situation where the extrinsic value of an option contract declines sharply as a result of a significant event occurring, such as the reporting of corporate earnings.
Ultimate Guide To Diagonal Put Spreads
There are two types of diagonal put spread. The first type is what I would call a poor man’s covered put.
What Is The Ichimoku Cloud Indicator
There are two key types of analysis used when trading or investing – the first is fundamental analysis (e.g. studying a company’s revenue and expenses) and the second is technical analysis (e.g. studying patterns in supply and demand).
Contrarian Investing For 2020 And Beyond
Contrarian investing is something many investors agree with but find difficult to put into practice.
How To Start An Investment Portfolio Without Large Upfront Capital
Not everyone has a massive bank account to start investing with. If that sounds like you, it shouldn't necessarily deter you form investing. Let's take a look at the best way to get started without a lot of capital.
What Are The Best Leading Economic Indicators?
Novice investors often fall into the trap of buying falling stocks because they’re ‘cheap.' Unfortunately, they rarely ask themselves why they’re cheap in the first place. Whenever you’re buying a stock, you’re not just buying a piece of paper.
What Is VXX And How Does It Work?
The VXX is short for the iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN.
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