Swing Trading

Swing trading is the concept of holding a stock from one day to up to two weeks typically. Average hold times can vary with swing trading but with our strategies it tends to be within 3 to 5 days on average for our swing trading. Swing trading can be used for forex, futures or stocks.

Call Spread – Pinterest

We are finally starting to see market selling this week for the first time in a number of months. We have been talking about this move in our last few Options Trades Of the Week. With the selling starting to pickup, it will begin to open our playbook more. You... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

Are the big swings in this market this week causing doubt as to what trades you should be placing? I have heard from numerous traders just over the last few days that are frustrated with the big volatility that seems to come out of nowhere these days. As options traders,... Read moreread more

2 Ways To Use Trading Range Breakouts

The auction in any market is straightforward: There are two types of market participant- buyers and sellers The degree to which these buyers and sellers are motivated by current price or market behavior Yes, there are lots of nuances to complicate things but the fundamentally important factors are straight forward.... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NKE

We have finally seen the news cycle start to settle down this week. After seeing headlines dominate trading the last 4-5 weeks with news out of the China/US trade war, new stimulus announced from the Fed, and an announced Brexit deal we are finally seeing markets focus on technicals again.... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/14/19 – EBAY

After selling a call spread on AMD in last week’s Options Trade Of The Week, we are going back to the well by selling another call spread this week. This time we will be doing so on EBAY. We have continued to see a strong market again this week which... Read moreread more

NetPicks Options Express Weekly Recap Aug 2018

We wrapped up another profitable week with our Options Express trades last week. It wasn’t the most active week that we have ever had but we were able to close out of winners on SPY and COST. We also opened new trades on AAPL, CAT, GS, and VXX.   Next... Read moreread more

DIA – Iron Condor Options Trade

“An iron what?” I distinctly remember that being my reaction over a dozen years ago when I first learned what an Iron Condor options trade was. Trading long calls and puts at that point were my only strategies that I used. However, my mentor at the time highly encouraged me... Read moreread more

Sugar Trade Breakdown From Start To Finish

There are many trading articles on this blog that can help you virtually build your own trading strategy from. From topics about moving averages and price action trading, to stop loss placements and trading journals, you can learn to trade the markets and make a living. I wanted to go... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/21/19 – LYFT

The new IPO’s that we have seen over the last year have shown some amazing returns. Names like BYND, LYFT, and now SLACK have been extremely active since they have started trading which makes them ideal candidates for us to trade.   LYFT – Bearish Trade Opportunity With the entire... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – ROKU

We saw the market make another run up towards all time highs this week. Over the last few years we have seen every market selloff bought up quickly with very little damage being done for any length of time. As a result we continue to see many stocks at extreme... Read moreread more

3 Options Strategies You Should Be Using

Last week, a student in our Nasdaq Options Superstars program had a hard time grasping why anyone would consider other options strategies. “If I’m bullish it’s best to buy calls. If bearish it’s best to just buy puts.”  While most people get attracted to the idea of trading options because... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

We have been talking about how volatility was due to move higher and that has certainly happened in a big way the last few weeks. The market has been trading in big ranges in both directions which has left many traders scratching their heads on what to do next. The... Read moreread more

NetPicks Inner Circle Live Options Demo 9/6/18

We held a Live Options Demo on Thursday 9/6/18 to show how we approach the Options market at NetPicks. In the video below you will find a walk through of our options trades from last week and we also take a look at some new trades setting up for next... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – COST

With the latest rally extending up almost to new all time highs, we are left with a market that is pricing in perfection. The latest move higher over the last few weeks has left many stocks that we look at in overbought territory. As a result, I am shifting my... Read moreread more

Low Risk Options Strategies for Summer Markets

One of the most challenging times of year to trade is in the summer when markets slow down. With vacation season in full swing we often times see low volume market movement during July and August. While this can be a frustrating time of year for active traders, using options... Read moreread more

Handling an Options Trade Gone Bad

Expecting 100% of your trades to go as planned sets you up for disappointment. Many Options traders know that so one question that I get asked a lot is, “what do you do when a trade goes bad?” Asking that question shows that these traders have their expectations in check... Read moreread more