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Options Trading

3 Options Strategies You Should Be Using

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week Feb 3 – NFLX

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – COST

Last updated on November 24th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

Low Risk Options Strategies for Summer Markets

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

Handling an Options Trade Gone Bad

Last updated on April 26th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

GLD and XLE Options Trade

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

IWM – Options Trade Of The Week

Last updated on April 26th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

Iron Condor Options Trade – XLE

Last updated on May 7th, 2020 In this week’s NetPicks Options Trade Of The Week,  we will take a look at an Iron Condor on XLE which is the energy ETF that we trade. Looking at the chart below, we can see that XLE has been stuck in a sideways... Read moreread more

QQQ – Your New Options Trade Of The Week

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 QQQ is the Nasdaq ETF that we trade on a regular basis inside our Options Fast Track program (send me an email to learn more – mike@netpicks dot com). Using our custom indicators as part of our trading approach, we focus on reversals in... Read moreread more

5 Stocks To Profit With During The Cryptocurrency Craze

Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 With all of the excitement on Bitcoin these days it’s important as traders to look into how we can profit from the movement.  We have not seen something this volatile and potentially lucrative in the long and short term as we have with cryptocurrencies.... Read moreread more

Here Is How We Trade Options – 5 Ways To Profit

Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 You may not want to trade Options for a living but having options trading as part of your overall trading portfolio is a strong way to diversify your trading business. Our approach to trading options will be a little different than what most traders are... Read moreread more

2 Steps To Increase Your Option Trading Profits

Last updated on July 4th, 2020   It is vital when trading any instrument that you maximize the profit potential when you take your trade. You can increase your profits when trading Options if you consider the 2 simple steps I am going to outline below. I want to ask you... Read moreread more

Easy To Understand Option Basics

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Last updated on May 12th, 2020 When I mention to people that I trade options, the response is usually, “That sounds way too risky for me.” That’s simply due to lack of knowledge because once they understand some option basics and how to trade them, people start to become a... Read moreread more

Understand The Power Of Stock Options

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Last updated on August 4th, 2020 Are you spinning your wheels trying to becoming a profitable trader? Are you unsure you are trading the right markets? If you are, please understand that you are not alone. Many people enter the trading world and most don’t understand that it’s a business... Read moreread more

$106,000 Trading Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Last updated on April 15th, 2020 Do you understand your risk on every option position that you put on Are you comfortable with the worst possible outcome if the absolute worst scenario happens? These are important questions to ask yourself on a regular basis. In our Options Fast Track training... Read moreread more

Small account? 5 options trades under $300

Small account options trading

Last updated on July 4th, 2020 One of the biggest issues facing newer traders interested in options trading, is the lack of trading capital. We sent a survey  to traders and asked why they were for not registering for one of our upcoming Options training webinars. Towards the top of that list... Read moreread more

4 Steps To Finding The Right Options Trade

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Last updated on November 17th, 2020 I got an email from one of our Options Mastery students this week asking some really great questions.  I’m sure these are questions that many traders have when starting out with options so I decided to answer them in this blog post. Maybe these... Read moreread more

How to simplify your trading with a Watch List

Last updated on July 4th, 2020 How do you know which stocks/ETF’s should be on your watch list? How many names should be on your watch list? These are common questions asked by traders looking to swing trade. With literally thousands of stocks available to trade, it can be overwhelming... Read moreread more

How to Use Position Sizing to Boost Trading Profits

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Last updated on May 7th, 2020 One of the topics that comes up quite often with our Options Mastery students has to do with knowing what type of position size to use when placing trades. Whether you are swing trading or day trading this topic is always a tricky one.... Read moreread more