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In one short statement: Yes (Sort of) In this article, you will learn the major differences between buying stocks vs buying options contracts plus which...

4 Facts Options Trading Brokers Won’t Tell You

Option trading brokers may be your best friend in processing your orders, but it’s not always entirely smooth behind the scenes. Here is...

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New regulation attempts on the derivatives market could threaten the earnings of insurance companies and add new strain to the corporate debt markets.  A...

Investing Secret: Getting Higher Returns with Covered Calls

Would you like to capitalize on a little known and underused tool, which generates additional profits for your already existing stock purchases?  Covered calls...

3 Covered Call Writing Tips for Passive Income

For those unfamiliar with covered call writing, the strategy is fairly simple and straightforward. In a nutshell, covered call writing is simply selling the right...

The art of short interest

As the market falls, many stocks are experience large amounts of unusually high short interest.  The shorts have made there money in a few...

How to Leverage Your Investments with Stock Options

Obtaining a margin account with your broker can be difficult. Credit checks, minimum balances and paperwork can make obtaining a moderate leverage of...

Chicago Board Options Exchange Guide to Options Trading

When I called my broker, TradeKing, asking for more information on options trading, the TradeKing representative pointed me to options tutorials at CBOE. The Chicago...

4 Tips on Buying Put Options

My next post in the Stock Options Trading Series will focus on put options tips. There is a lot of discuss about long calls...

Long Put Options Strategies

In the last part of options trading series, we talked about long call options, and how investors buy them to profit from bullish stock...

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