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Results for Cut-to-the-Chase Trader Membership

The results for the Cut-to-the-Chase Trader Membership

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Market Bites – Market Bears Fall Short - Make A Half-Hearted Effort - 031516

The market bears fall short with their half-hearted effort to topple the bulls yesterday. As previously mentioned, there would be plenty of volatility this week. Even with oil prices under pressure….

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Market Bites – Market Bears Lose – Bulls Rally Monday, 14th March, 2016

The market bears lose to the continued onslaught from the bulls, as we have witnessed in the past couple of weeks. And more evidence of the bull market rally continuing was evident from Friday’s…..

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-- Market Bites -- The Bull Market Persistency -- Friday, 11th March, 201

We, at Stock-Options-Made-Easy have always maintained an optimistic view that the bull market is far from over and has more legs-to-run.

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Historic Volatility

Historic volatility is a measure of the amount of fluctuation a price has experienced in the recent past, and may also offer insight into the likely amount of future price movement.

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Implied Volatility

Implied volatility predicts the amount of fluctuation that a security price is likely to undergo and helps determine whether a trade has the potential to reach a certain price within a timeframe.

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Elliott Wave Analysis

Elliott Wave analysis is based on the wave principle; a theory that collective investor behavior follows a sequence which can be charted and used to analyze market cycles and trends.

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Results for Active Trader Membership

Results for Stock-Options-Made-Easy “ACTIVE TRADER MEMBERSHIP", which started on July 27th, 2015. The results of each completed trade are listed below, with a figure for the resulting gain or loss.

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Results for Armchair Trader Membership

This is the Options Track Record for Stock-Options-Made-Easy “OPTIONS ARMCHAIR TRADER MEMBERSHIP". The results of each completed trade are listed, with a figure for the resulting gain or loss.

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Entry Strategy for Successful Trading

Entry strategy is the foundation of all successful trading, and enables a trader to determine which trades to enter, as well as the time and price at which it is most beneficial to enter these trades.

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Bulls Still Alive-- Market Bites -- Thursday, 21st January, 2016

The stock market bulls still alive and are coming back with a vengeance, as can be seen with the past two days resilience.

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Wave Action In The Stock Market-- Market Bites -- 20th January, 2016

Wave action – build it up, crash it down -- which is the similarity that is displayed in the stock market – and this will very likely continue for some time yet.

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Bumpy Landing Ahead -- Market Bites -- Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

A bumpy landing ahead for China – as would be expected from data received so far this year, but the U.S. economy is still on a sound footing, and is providing many great opportunities for traders.

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Market Bottom? -- Market Bites -- Friday, 15th January, 2016

Has a market bottom been achieved? Who really knows for certain! But if this has been achieved in this violent market atmosphere, be prepared to make the most of the situation.

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Trading Courage -- Market Bites -- Thursday, 14th January, 2016

Trading courage will be required to remain in the game – and for those that do there is every chance that a turnaround is highly likely before the end of the week!

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The Stock Market Battle -- Market Bites -- Wednesday, 13th January, 2016

The stock market battle continues – yesterday saw the major indexes on both sides of the starting line – undergoing volatility pendulum swings but finally battling into positive ground – same today?

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The Volatility Pendulum -- Market Bites -- Tuesday, 12th January, 2016

Making the most of the volatility pendulum that is being experienced by the stock market due to external factors – China, oil – but earnings season may help alleviate some of the concerns.

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Opportunity Knocks -- Market Bites -- Monday, 11th January, 2016

Opportunity knocks after last week’s disastrous pullback due to multiple factors providing the chance to capitalize on the situation and enter trades at a much lower entry cost then previously.

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Stock Market Holidays Calendar For 2016

Stock market calendar for 2016, 2017 and 2018 Stock Market Holidays, includes NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX Trading Hours.

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Moving Average Trading Strategies

Moving average trading strategies include using these averages themselves as a simple effective indicator, their application to price charts to obtain signals, and their use in many other indicators.

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The Volume Indicator

A volume indicator is a valuable tool for helping to gauge the strength of a trend and can provide insight into probable reversals as well as signals for potential entry and exit points.

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Short Selling Stocks

Short selling stocks refers to the selling of shares which have been borrowed by the seller. If the price drops, the seller can buy the shares for a price lower than they received for the sale.

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Option Spreads

Option spreads, which are constructed by concurrently buying and selling an equal number of options with the same underlying asset, can help reduce the initial costs involved in trading stock options.

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The Option Market

The option market refers to the sum total of all the buying and selling of option contracts which includes stock options as well as options based on other securities, such as futures or indices.

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 23rd November, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 23rd November, 2015 – 70 companies reporting this week, including 14 S&P 500 members.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 16th November, 2015

14th Nov. 2015 – There are still some prominent earnings reports to consider in the week ahead…. Outside of earnings all eyes will be on the Fed….and a major focus will be based around oil…..

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 16th November, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 16th November, 2015 – 124 companies reporting this week, including 19 S&P 500 members.

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The Asian Option

The Asian option, also known as the average value option, is usually settled in cash with the payout calculated as the average value of the underlying asset at fixed points during the contract.

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Dow Jones Stocks

Dow Jones stocks are the thirty stocks which comprise the DJIA Index. As well as providing a reflection of general market performance, these stocks present some valuable investment opportunities.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 9th November, 2015

7th Nov. 2015 – There will be a deluge of data during the week ahead in the stock market which will help emphasize further the economic growth of the U.S. economy….Important economic reports due....

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 9th November, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 9th November, 2015 – 477 companies reporting this week, including 19 S&P 500 members.

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How to Buy a Stock

Learning how to buy a stock, which is essentially buying a stake in a company, as well as how to manage the stocks you buy, can lead to a rewarding experience of investing in the stock market.

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Day Trading Strategy

Day trading strategy encompasses ascertaining which stocks or options to trade, as well as understanding the most effective tools available in helping to determine optimal entry and exit points.

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Option Strangle

An option strangle may be an effective trading approach for highly volatile assets in which the direction of movement is unclear, as profit can be made with substantial movement either up or down.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 2nd November, 2015

1st Nov. 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will see earnings season remain busy with 1,170 companies reporting results, including 106 S&P 500 members. The October jobs report is the...

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 2nd November, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 2nd November, 2015 – 1,170 companies reporting this week, including 106 S&P 500 members.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 26th October, 2015

25th Oct. 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will see the bull rally continuing. And the next six months, due to the stock market’s seasonal tendency to produce its best returns up to and....

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 26th October, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 26th October, 2015 – 919 companies reporting this week, including 170 S&P 500 members.

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Buying Stocks without a Broker

Buying stocks without a broker can be done via the plethora of online trading platforms available, or by purchasing stocks directly from the company in which the individual wishes to invest.

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The Collar Option – A Hedging Strategy for Stock Investments

A collar option is a hedging strategy that is used to protect an investor’s position in a stock and is executed by simultaneously buying a put option and writing a call option on the underlying asset.

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Stock Option Day Trading

Stock option day trading involves entering and exiting each trade within the same trading day. The trader seeks to generate quick profits, and often executes frequent trades to reach their target.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 19th October, 2015

17th Oct. 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will be another repeat of the past few weeks – with the SAME OLD, SAME OLD theme. There is, however, a possibility that the stocks may...

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 19th October, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 19th October, 2015 – 436 companies reporting this week, including 114 S&P 500 members.

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What Is a Stock Market?

What is a stock market? It is the agglomeration of all the buying and selling of stocks, and the movement of capital that occurs with this trading activity. A market may be further defined by region.

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Option Volatility

Option volatility refers to the amount of fluctuation experienced in the price of an option and is a very important factor in being able to determine opportunities to buy options.

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Stock Market Outlook: Influencing Factors in the Week Ahead

11th Oct, 2015 – The stock market outlook for the week ahead will be subject to several influencing factors which should help the investor to determine which way the stock market is headed.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 12th October, 2015

10th Oct. 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will see the tug-of-war continue between the bulls and the bears as third-quarter earnings season gets underway -- traders will be bracing for....

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 12th October, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 12th October, 2015 – 78 companies reporting this week, including 34 S&P 500 members.

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 5th October, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 5th October, 2015 – 24 companies reporting this week, including 5 S&P 500 members.

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