August 21, 2018

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Competition for Millenial investors and traders is heating up, driving trading costs down. I talked about this last year when I reviewed Interactive Brokers and compared their fees to other brokers. Obviously I expect this trend to continue, which is fa...

August 21, 2018

The market is making new ATHs today and IV remains suppressed across the board unless you're trading Turkey, Brazil, or Tesla.

For these ideas, I'm looking to increase positions in the portfolio because it's getting a little low and to mix new positions between high and...

August 17, 2018

I've been pessimistic about Tesla for awhile now. I am not alone in that view - the stock has a very high short percentage of float. Everyone has their own reasons as to why they love or hate this company, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of people who are truly ambi...

August 15, 2018

The Chinese Yuan situation is adding to the volatility being cause by Turkey. All that means to us is that there are more opportunities to sell volatility!

$GLD - gold has gotten beaten up this year. It surprises me that with a currency crisis taking place in at least o...

August 13, 2018

Adding on to Friday's post, here are some trade ideas for this today!

$TUR - Play the volatility in Turkey directly by trading options in the Turkey ETF. I would recommend waiting another day or two even before positioning, but definitely would NOT have a directional pl...

August 10, 2018

I don't have any specific trade ideas for today, because I think opening trades around the events I'm looking at today to hold them over the weekend would be unwise.

Turkey is having some economic troubles to say the least and that is having a spillover effect into othe...

August 2, 2018

Awhile back I made a tutorial on how to set up and use Trader Workstation (TWS) from Interactive Brokers. In that tutorial, the part about placing orders was a bit incomplete in hindsight and I've received several emails about it. So, here is a walkthrough on how to op...

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