Free eBook - 5 Basic Plays of Trading Options

Trading stock options is a great way to learn about the market and improve your financial literacy, but more than that, it gives you leverage, cost reduction and flexibility.  On a deeper more powerful level, trading options can help you meet your financial goals.  Whether it's funding yourchild’s college education, augmenting your retirement,   Or just leaving the daily 9 to 5 grind once and for all… Any investor can trade options but like any new strategy, it requires a plan. The plan must include a real education on trading options, and you can start that with a free e-book, Options...

October 10, 2016
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Demand Cycle in Coffee can Spell Dollars for Option Traders

Believe it or not, coffee prices could soon start pricing reduced summer demand. Here is how you can capitalize now. Unlike stock analysis, commodity price forecasting is often a factor of simply getting a handle on supply and demand. But the actual vehicle you invest in (or write options on) is a commodity futures contract. They call them futures for a reason. Futures contracts reflect what producers and consumers will likely buy or sell...

January 23, 2017

Binary Option Strategies for 2017

With the start of the new year, it seems fitting to include the third instalment of the top Binary Option strategies. In case you have not being following our series on the top strategies you can read them here and here. Most of these previous strategies were reasonably well known in the Binary Option trading community. In this post, we will cover some of the more technical strategies that have been used by professional traders to arbitrage...

January 12, 2017

Holiday Trading Means it's Time To Sell Premium

As a trader, I often look for different ways to gain an edge in the...

December 22, 2016

Learn Trading in Different Dimensions

As traders and investors, we often see outcomes through the prism of win or lose. We will all have both over time, trading is not a game of perfect.The goal of course is to win more than you lose. Some measure their success where they...

December 19, 2016

Assessing Vega Risk

An overlooked part of options trading is that many traders do not identify...

December 07, 2016

Unusual Options Activity in Pandora

Unusual options activity.  It’s an alluring concept.  Everyone (especially traders) LOVE to at the very least have the perception they have the upper hand on the market.  What better way than to track the “big boys” activity and use...

December 06, 2016

Merger Arbitrage and How to Profit from it

When it comes to event driven trading, merger arbitrage is one of the most...

December 05, 2016

A Market Under Distribution Has No Mercy

After a robust market rise on good turnover after the election, we find...

December 05, 2016

Early Assignment - What Option Traders Need to Know

Early assignment.  It’s not a phrase any options trader wants to hear.  It...

December 02, 2016

It's Time To Sell Premium...and Buy Protection

One of the most reliable trends I have found over the years is the...

November 25, 2016

Bond Market Moves May Lead to - 'Normal Markets'?

The amazing sell off in the bond market over the past couple weeks since...

November 21, 2016

Volatility Takes a Crushing Blow

As we watched the developments around the election unfold Tuesday night...

November 17, 2016

Master a Trading Plan for Generating Weekly Income With Options

Join Andrew Keene, President and CEO of for a discussion...

November 16, 2016

A Profitable Bull Put Spread On IBM: What's Next?

A few traders here at Real Life Trading just locked in a profitable bull...

November 15, 2016

Bollinger Band Breakout with DMI - Winning Setup from MTB Pro

The MTB Pro Trade Plans have exclusice Trading Decision Points each day...

November 09, 2016