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People with Talk Bubble: Implied Volatility

How Can Implied Volatility Affect My Trades?

By Emilu Bailes / February 25, 2015

We provide some outside-the-box classes at OptionsANIMAL for members who have come to learn about options behavior, so that they can make a nice profit in their accounts. These classes are in the educational level 8 (top of the curricula) and are labeled “Vegas Trades.” Although we spend some time […]

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my trading equities for 2015

My Trading Equities For 2015

By Emilu Bailes / January 27, 2015

We are having our annual equity plan in January here at OptionsANIMAL. When I take a look at the tracking of the equities that were named by OA staff this time last year, I found that they were ranked according to how bullishly they performed during the 2014 year. Other […]

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Financial Crisis Collar Strategy, Chasm (1)

Financial Crisis Collar Strategy

By Emilu Bailes / January 14, 2015

I was reviewing a list of potential topics for a BLOG when I was touched by one in particular: Financial Crisis Collar Strategy. That topic reminds me of a collar strategy that I managed in order to generate a capital gain with a stock when I sold it more than […]

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

By Emilu Bailes / October 22, 2014

Do you know Jordan Belfort? He is the author of the book that was the basis of the movie with this title. Friends who recently saw the movie, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, expressed different opinions of it. Some said that the movie was repulsive, and others said that it […]

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Controlling Your Emotions In A Trade

Emotions!

By Emilu Bailes / October 13, 2014

A fact of life is that emotions can wreck the boat in trading! Could they also help keep the boat afloat? There are a variety of four-letter-words involved: FEAR, HOPE, RISK, RICH, POOR, EDGE, SELF, EXIT, PLAN, SIZE, TOOL, GOAL, TASK, GAME, LOSS, WINS, NEWS. Which ones are the critical […]

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call calendars on growth equities

Call Calendars: On Growth Equities

By Emilu Bailes / October 6, 2014

It was my turn to post a trade for members of OptionsANIMAL a few weeks ago. I examined several equities on my watch list with that in mind. We had been in an Uptrend from August 14th to September 15th. However, there was a heavy selling day on Monday, September […]

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cupertino

Cupertino

By Emilu Bailes / September 14, 2014

When I think back in time, I realize that I only recognize the city, Cupertino, due to Apple, Inc. Looking on a map of California, I see that it is a suburb that is less than an hour outside of San Francisco. Not that I live anywhere close to San […]

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Go Pro - the IPO

GPRO the IPO!

By Emilu Bailes / July 18, 2014

How many of you have heard of the new IPO with the ticker symbol GPRO? Do you know anything about the entrepreneur who founded this company? Any idea of how he thought about the product? How long did it take him to develop the wearable HD action camera? How much […]

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Tesla with Pocket Pivot Break Out

TSLA with a Pocket Pivot Break Out

By Emilu Bailes / June 18, 2014

A few years ago I read a book written and published by Gil Morales and Dr. Chris Kacher with the title Trade Like An O’Neil Disciple. I’ve been a fan of William J. O’Neil’s for several decades, so this one grabbed my attention. As I read through the text, I […]

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Does Any Trader Buy Options With Less Than 45 Days Until Expiration?

By Emilu Bailes / April 24, 2014

At OptionsANIMAL (OA) the buy-rule is to only buy options with 45 days until expiration. So, the easy answer to the title question is NO. Therefore, do you see options available for less than 45 days? YES!! What does that mean? One of the most important classes available to all […]

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