Jesse Livermore’s Stock Trading Secret

Jesse Livermore is believed by many to have been the greatest stock market speculator who has ever lived.  He earned several fortunes over his lifetime. While his life ended tragically due to personal demons, Jessie left behind a legacy of investing lessons that remain applicable for every investor. I have always been fascinated by Jesse Livermore and his investing techniques. This interest has led me to discover what I consider the number one secret to his success. It’s not something that is difficult to understand or implement.  In fact, it is something so simple that you will ki...
More

Put A Collar On This Market

The major stock indexes are acting toppy and economic fear reigns supreme around the globe.  Most investors are very confused about whether or not to take profits or to hold on for greater gains. There are strong signals that the bull market is coming to an end. Even many professional traders are confused about what to expect next. The index of fear known as the VIX has spiked to near 20 within the last seven trading days.  Also, the VIX has moved above its 200 week simple moving average for the first time since the start of the year. A combination of climbing interest rate fears ...
More

Using Calendar Spreads To Profit In Any Market Condition

Many stock investors are fearful when it comes to trading options.  Horror stories abound on financial message boards about traders who were wiped out or took huge losses when venturing into the options arena.  While these stories are likely true, it’s critical to note that the losses are due to the investor’s inexperience or disregard for the risky nature of options.  Like in all types of investing, risk is part of the game in options.  Knowledge is what prevents fear and turns options into profit making tools. The good news is that by understanding the variety of option strategies, op...
More