Articles tagged with "beginner"

Adjusting 101: How to Adjust an Options Leg

Options trading is not a very cut-and-dry scenario. It requires constant monitoring, risk/reward calculating and at times, adjusting. To adjust an options position, sometimes we need to add a leg to our position. In other scenarios it means we need to “roll” the position. Finally, there are times where we simply need to adjust an […]

Adjusting 101: How to Roll an Options Position

In our first Adjusting 101 discussion, we talked about adding legs to an existing options position. Unlike stock trading, options traders have an arsenal of maneuvers they can perform mid-trade. In stock trading, we can buy, sell or do nothing. Aside from adding or subtracting an options leg though, another option is to roll the […]

Why You Should Use the Stop Loss Order

Why You Should Use the Stop Loss Order

Believe it or not, the stop loss order is one of the hardest to execute for traders. Particularly when it comes to new traders. No, it’s not technically any harder to implement than a limit or market order. But mentally, a stop loss can be hard to use because it means losses. This may seem […]

Picking the Perfect Trade: A Trading Guide for Beginners (Part 2)

In our last entry, we introduced the procedure for initiating a new trade. In essence, it boiled down to three things: Decide on a direction, a time frame and a strategy. So for example, let’s say we’re bullish over the next three to four weeks and plan to take advantage of that bias with a […]

Picking the perfect trade a guide for beginners

Picking the Perfect Trade: A Trading Guide for Beginners

The great thing — and daunting thing — about the stock market is its sheer vastness. There is no holy grail; there is no perfect market, sector, industry or stock to trade. It’s full of opportunity, yet full of pitfalls should you lose your way. When it comes to options trading, it simply comes down […]