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How to Reliably Pick a Winning Options Trade

How to Reliably Pick a Winning Options Trade

John Thomas March 22, 2017 Comments Off on How to Reliably Pick a Winning Options Trade

You’ve spent vast amounts of time, effort, and money to become an options trading expert. You know the difference between bids and offers, puts and calls, exercise prices and expiration days. And you still

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The Hard Truth Behind Selling in May

The Hard Truth Behind Selling in May

John Thomas March 21, 2017 Comments Off on The Hard Truth Behind Selling in May

Followers of my Trade Alert service have watched me shrink my book, reduce risk, and cut positions. As of now, I am 50% in cash. No, I am not having a nervous breakdown, a mid life

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A Note on Options Called Away

A Note on Options Called Away

John Thomas March 20, 2017 Comments Off on A Note on Options Called Away

A number of you have been receiving notices from your brokers warning that your short call position in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) April, 2017 $230-$233 in-the-money vertical bull call spread may get called

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How to Execute a Vertical Bull Call Spread

How to Execute a Vertical Bull Call Spread

John Thomas March 17, 2017 Comments Off on How to Execute a Vertical Bull Call Spread

I have been knocking out Trade Alerts to buy vertical bull call spreads faster than a one armed paper hanger this year, so I thought I would take a time out to explain the logic behind

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America’s Native Indian Economy

America’s Native Indian Economy

John Thomas March 16, 2017 Comments Off on America’s Native Indian Economy

When I was remodeling my 160-year-old London house, the chimney was in desperate need of attention. After the bricklayer crawled up the fireplace, he found a yellowed and somewhat singed envelope addressed to Santa

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Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, or A Great Realization and a Lesser Denial

Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, or A Great Realization and a Lesser Denial

John Thomas March 14, 2017 Comments Off on Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, or A Great Realization and a Lesser Denial

This week, the markets came to one great realization, and then engaged in a dangerous episode of denial. In the wake of Obama wiretapping claims, trade wars, immigration bans, and an assault on globalization,

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Using Momentum Stocks to Call the Market

Using Momentum Stocks to Call the Market

John Thomas March 13, 2017 Comments Off on Using Momentum Stocks to Call the Market

Hardly a day goes by without a reader asking me which indicators I follow when determining my impeccable market timing. The short answer is that there are hundreds, and the 50-year accumulation updates real

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Why Is Apple Really Going Up?

Why Is Apple Really Going Up?

John Thomas March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Why Is Apple Really Going Up?

Yesterday, the share price of Steve Jobs’ creation touched a new all time high of $134.50, giving it an eye-popping market capitalization of over $704 billion. It is coming off a prolonged correction that

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Diamonds Are Still an Investor’s Best Friend

Diamonds Are Still an Investor’s Best Friend

John Thomas March 9, 2017 Comments Off on Diamonds Are Still an Investor’s Best Friend

If you forgot to buy your loved one a birthday present and spent a week sleeping on the sofa, eating canned food, and cleaning out the cat box, you now have a chance to

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There Are No Gurus

There Are No Gurus

John Thomas March 7, 2017 Comments Off on There Are No Gurus

If there was ever an argument that you should rely on independent newsletters for guidance about financial markets, such as The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader and not traditional brokerage houses, take a look

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