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O-T-M Credit Trades

By Emilu Bailes / March 20, 2014

Many investors will not enter NAKED Short Puts (or Cash Secured) due to the level of risk in this trade or their inability to watch the stock market each day. What is the risk? Let’s go over an example to figure it out. Myriad Genetics, Inc [MYGN] gave their quarterly […]

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Fear

By Emilu Bailes / February 28, 2014

Here it is, the last day of February 2014. I cannot help but wonder “who” was born on February 29th. Hmmm, if I was, I would be only 16 years old. Would I have counted the year as another one that made me older, since there was no birthday unless […]

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Options Stop Loss Strategy

By Emilu Bailes / January 28, 2014

My investing began in 1990 when I received a Welcome book from Investor’s Business Daily. I was lured toward growth-stock investing by William J. O’Neil. During that decade, when I was actively working outside of the home, I made every effort to follow the Can Slim Rules and Guidelines. By […]

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Traders Annual Goal

By Emilu Bailes / December 30, 2013

We’re at the end of the year 2013, about to enter the new year, 2014. Have you evaluated your trading strategies from this year? Have you found mistakes and accomplishments? What’s your trading objective for the coming year? How do you set your goals? When I entered my education on […]

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Traders Annual Goal

By Emilu Bailes / December 30, 2013

We’re at the end of the year 2013, about to enter the new year, 2014. Have you evaluated your trading strategies from this year? Have you found mistakes and accomplishments? What’s your trading objective for the coming year? How do you set your goals? When I entered my education on […]

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Collars Using Apple Stock

By Emilu Bailes / December 2, 2013

My investing experience was not on a flat road. Nor was it on a gently inclining path to slightly higher prices. In fact, my personal experience with long stocks in the 1990’s led me to investigate choices for my IRA. It was distressing that I couldn’t benefit financially with stocks […]

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Six-Step Methodology of OptionsANIMAL.com

By Emilu Bailes / November 4, 2013

When the Bear Market of early 2000 hit, my IRA had lost in one quarter, more capital than I had accumulated in over four years. I experienced an emotional response to this because I was looking toward retirement and didn’t think I could earn it back before that occurred. I […]

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Developing a Options Trading Plan

By Emilu Bailes / October 11, 2013

I was a new investor in 1990 when I subscribed to the Investors.com newspaper called Investor’s Business Daily. As a new subscriber, I received a copy of William J. O’Neil’s book entitled How to Make Money in Stocks. While reading the book I was impressed with the entire story about […]

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Trading the Volatility Crush

By Emilu Bailes / September 13, 2013

I love options! This strategy cannot be enjoyed with long stock positions. I had an event that provided me an opportunity to take advantage of IV Crush. I had surgery at the beginning of the summer of 2013 and was asked by my husband to move my portfolio to “cash.” […]

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IBD trading with options

By Emilu Bailes / August 19, 2013

I’ve experienced IV Crush this year due to the VIX dropping significantly, and remaining below 15 points. As an IBD resource user I keep a trained eye on the IV of options associated with the IBD-50, and do all I can do to avoid being crushed by IV dropping after […]

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