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Understanding Options: The Greeks

The Greeks are essential to understanding the behavior of options contracts. Without them, trading options contracts would be extremely difficult to execute successfully. Delta, Gamma, Theta and Vega act as your compass when navigating this intricate landscape.... read more

Opportunity in Indices: Power Rankings

Although we have a great trade for the ES,(risk approximately $450.00 to profit approximately $1,250.00), volatile moves in most markets have swelled premiums to where risk/reward in most markets are less than desirable for our trades. Hold the NQ trade from last week... read more

Broker Highlight: Nicholas Houle

Nicholas Houle received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Michigan native relocated to Chicago in 2010, shortly after meeting the President of Index Futures Group, Howard Marella. Recognizing... read more

June Recommended Read: Ramifications of the Qatar Port Bans

This month’s recommended read is based on an article from that discusses the ramifications of the port bans on Qatar. You can read the original article here. Since Qatar joined OPEC in 1961, it has enjoyed the benefits of exporting crude oil and natural... read more

The Investor’s Safe Haven: Precious Metals

Many years ago, precious metals were the cornerstone of ancient economies, which lead to today’s currency systems. These rare and unique metals have always carried a high prestige, but why do people infuse such value behind them? The demand for precious metals... read more

Tech Sell Off an Opportunity in NASDAQ: Power Rankings

We only have one trade for the NQ and given the earlier sell-off in tech stocks a bullish signal could be very timely. The reward/risk is more than 3 to 1 and is also at the top of our rankings. With high volatility and unusual world events, we have seen plenty of... read more

Bullish Trend Beginning in the Ags: Power Rankings

Since shifting the time period in which we look at the Power Rankings we’re two for two in the winner column as the markets begin potential new trends. Although there seem to be significant market moves, risk/reward scenarios are not favorable this week.... read more

Featured: Optimized Trading ES Multi-Model

Recently we had the opportunity to sit down with the developers… Optimized Trading LLC., is a system developer located in Charleston, West Virginia. The company uses its propriety program to select from a menu of systems to optimize performance for its swing-trading... read more

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