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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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Red Bull Stock: Is Red Bull Publicly Traded?
Today, we are looking at Red Bull stock and answering the question, is it publicly traded? Read on to learn more about Red Bull.
What Is A Bear Trap Pattern?
Not all bears who wander are lost. Bull traps and bear traps can be thought of as failed breakouts and breakdowns.
The Best Behavioral Finance Books
There are hundreds of books out there trying to teach investors how to trade. Unfortunately, many of these books are more useful as a fire starter than a teaching tool.
Options Trading 101: Unbalanced Condor – ADM Example
Suppose an investor is considering an iron condor on Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) after its earnings report, which had hardly moved the stock. Here are multiple scenarios of how an investor could proceed.
Calendar Spread Example: Apple Stock
This calendar spread AAPL example is an income trade that involves selling a short-term option and buying a longer-term option at the same strike.
Which S&P 500 Stocks Are The Most Liquid?
Not all stocks in the S&P500 are liquid enough to ideally trade options with.
Put Option Delta
Today we’ll discuss an important topic for any option trader: put option delta. All options that have any value will have a delta. Delta reflects the change in the value of an option for any $1 change in an underlying price.
The Protected Wheel Options Strategy
The wheel options strategy is an excellent income-generating strategy that we have discussed before. However, it is not without risk. It has undefined risk in all phases of the wheel.
Best Stocks For Wheel Strategy Trades: Use These In 2022
Blue chips companies, high dividend stocks, REITs, and low beta ETFs work well when employing the wheel strategy.
Second Order Greeks
Just when you thought you had it figured out with the first-order greeks, you find out there are second order greeks as well. The first order greeks are the sensitivities of different factors to the price of an option. Yet that is not all.
Exxon Mobil Stock Split History
There are a couple of different reasons that a company might want to conduct a stock split.
Stop Order Vs. Stop Limit Order – What Is The Difference?
The Stop and Stop-Limit orders are both orders that become active once the price reaches a certain price threshold.
Stock Market Crash – Biggest Declines Through History
The 2000 Dot-Com bubble represents one of the largest bubbles in history.
Is The Married Put The Same As A Long Call?
In simple terms, yes, they are. The married put and the long call are synthetics of each other. The risk structure is the same, and their Greeks are very close. However, there are some nuanced differences that you need to know about the two.
Black Swan Index: What Is It, And Is It Important?
The term “Black Swan Index” that you might see on social media or in financial articles is referring to CBOE’s SKEW index. Based on option prices of the S&P 500, the SKEW index measures investors’ perceived tail risk.
Risks Of Buying A Call Out Of The Money
Every trade involves some level of risk. The out-of-the-money call is no exception. In this article, we will look at the risks associated with purchasing a call out of the money. Here we discuss some strategies for mitigating these risks.
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