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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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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.
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These Are The Things Keeping Me Up At Night
If the economy is so great, why are yields tanking?
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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.
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SPX Is Headed To 3000. Here’s 2 Trade Ideas
The S&P 500 is continuing what seems like an inevitable march towards 3000.
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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.
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Strength In Tech Stocks Gives Me Confidence
In a healthy bull market, investors want to see aggressive sectors performing well.
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Using Stock Options To Gain Exposure To Real Estate
11 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
1 year ago

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

In this article: TUR
FB Offers 31.58% Return In 56 Days
1 year ago

Working well so far

In this article: FB
Spread Your Wings With An Iron Condor
1 year 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 4 months)
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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