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.

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Options Trades Of The Week – GLD and XLE

Our Options Trade of the Week usually has one focus but given the big moves in both gold and oil, this week we are going to take advantage of the moves they have made. Here is how it breaks down: GLD (Gold) A large move to the downside makes us consider... Read moreread more

NetPicks Inner Circle Live Options Demo

We held a Live Options Demo on Friday 4/27/18 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

IWM – Options Trade Of The Week

We continue to see a very volatile market right now with many big moves back and forth and as a result, the prices of the options are more expensive. To take advantage of the expensive options, we will look to sell a call spread on IWM which is the Russell 200... Read moreread more

3 Day Trading Indicators You Should Learn About

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Day trading indicators are often touted as the holy grail of trading but that is simply not true. They are a useful trading tool that should be used in conjunction with a well rounded trading plan but are not and should not be the plan itself. In this trading article, I want... Read moreread more