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NAKED Short Puts

By Emilu Bailes / July 17, 2013

I was an investor for more than fifteen years before I took up the education of options. One of the surprises to me was to learn about “naked” short options. I had not known that short options carried a financial obligation to either buy or sell the equity. Short puts […]

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Investment Insurance 101

By Emilu Bailes / June 3, 2013

The history of investing got my attention many years before I ever bought a single share of a publically owned company. I enjoyed listening to the stories from folks I knew and reading books by well known investors Gerald Loeb, Bernard Baruch, Jesse Livermore, William O’Neil, and more. When I […]

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Volatility benefits in options

By Emilu Bailes / May 3, 2013

When I became interested in learning about Options I didn’t know anything about “volatility.” Although options appealed to me, as a new retiree, for risk management of my investments, the full education as a student at OptionsANIMAL opened many topics that have served me well as a conservative investor, including […]

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Knowing your Personal Trading Style

By Emilu Bailes / April 9, 2013

How do you select equities to invest in?  How well do you know them?  What do you base your investment choices on?  What is your method for ‘timing’ your entries and exits? Part of my process in becoming an active investor was developing my personal style.  I tried several criteria; […]

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Price Chart Technical Analysis 101

By Emilu Bailes / March 18, 2013

As an active investor I am most fond of technical analysis.   I’m not saying that I don’t think fundamentals are important.  I’m just admitting that I LIKE hearing what the price chart ‘tells me.’   WHAT?  Am I saying my ears are involved in this, and not my eyes?   Not at […]

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Implied Volatility 101

By Emilu Bailes / February 5, 2013

As an Options Trader, why should I pay attention to the IV (Implied Volatility?)  Have you ever heard about a problem of becoming a “Victim of IV Crush”?  If you’re interested in learning about adding options to your investing tool box, this would be a good thing to take on […]

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Implied Volatility 101

By Emilu Bailes / February 5, 2013

As an Options Trader, why should I pay attention to the IV (Implied Volatility?)  Have you ever heard about a problem of becoming a “Victim of IV Crush”?  If you’re interested in learning about adding options to your investing tool box, this would be a good thing to take on […]

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Resolution “Options” – Increase my understanding of Wall Street to better use the Option Instruments

By Emilu Bailes / January 14, 2013

The transition to a New Year is a good place to reflect on the key events of the past year and look ahead to the coming year.  Each of us has a handful of main sectors in our lives; Health, Wealth, Social, Personal.  Many of us accept the responsibility of […]

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Intel Corporation (INTC), what have you done for me lately?

By Emilu Bailes / September 13, 2012

There is no doubt that Intel has contributed to a significant change in our lives over the past forty years!  When we take a stroll down memory lane and consider the creative genius that envisioned how we might bring the world closer to us, this company must be recognized.  As […]

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Is it time to load up on Long Calls on CORN?

By Emilu Bailes / August 21, 2012

The extended draught this year has had a devastating effect on corn crops. Photos have blasted the internet showing silos that are full of air and very little corn. How will this impact people in the months to come? I expect that the prices of all things that include corn […]

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