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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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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.
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Charts I’m Watching
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
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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.
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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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A Quick Lesson In Bear Market History
There are many definitions of a “bear market" floating around, but the generally accepted theme is a 20% decline from the peak. The S&P 500 entered into bear market territory on Christmas Eve (but didn't stay).
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Half The S&P 500 Already In Bear Market Territory
It may not feel like it, but the S&P 500 is only down 4.34% for the year. Hardly disastrous, but on a closing basis, we are now 13.43% off the highs set in September.
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Using Stock Options To Gain Exposure To Real Estate
8 months 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
8 months ago

Wow, up nearly 10% in 2 days since this article.

In this article: TUR
FB Offers 31.58% Return In 56 Days
10 months ago

Working well so far

In this article: FB
Spread Your Wings With An Iron Condor
11 months 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)
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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