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Simpler Trading by Allison Ostrander - 2d ago

Simpler Summary As a trader, the chart is your road map, but sometimes it can be a confusing map to read. This is why traders look at different indicators and studies, to help identify times when the chart is entering a potential trade setup. One of the most successful indicators our Simpler Trading Team uses ... Read more

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Simpler Trading by Simpler Trading Team - 3d ago

One way to think about hedging is to consider it like insurance. When people hedge, they’re essentially insuring themselves against an event that could be costly to them. So, although hedging doesn’t prevent the negative event from occurring, it does help lessen the impact if something occurs. Hedging In The Financial Sense Hedging in the ... Read more

The post How to Hedge Risk With Options appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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If you’re an trader interested in tech companies, you may consider day trading Apple (AAPL) options. Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world with its stock price increasing daily. While many people want to invest in Apple, most find its stock price to be out of their financial reach. If you ... Read more

The post Is Day Trading AAPL Options a Smart Investment? appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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When is Earnings Season? Earnings season comes around four times per year, and falls in the months of January, April, July and October. For the most part, the season is over about a month and a half after it starts. The meat of the reports are typically clustered together in about a 3 week period, ... Read more

The post Earnings Season Has Started: Which Earnings Reports Should You Watch? appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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Simpler Trading by Allison Ostrander - 1w ago

Simpler Summary The phrase, buy on the rumor and sell on the news, is all too common on the market floor. There’s certainly some truth to the saying as news and even rumors can affect the market. For instance, this week started with talks of more tariffs, and we ended the week with lacking numbers ... Read more

The post Buy the Rumor, Sell the News appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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Simpler Summary This week we saw a market holiday fall right in the middle on Wednesday. Additionally, this was coupled with a shortened trading day on Tuesday. Whenever we come across a trading week with a holiday right in the middle, volume dropping off shouldn’t be a surprise.  This drop can cause choppiness and consolidation ... Read more

The post Life Boat- Preparing for the Market after a Holiday appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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Simpler Trading by Allison Ostrander - 2w ago

There have been volumes of work centered around the theory of seasonal trades published. This is one I have used for years and have found it to be quite useful. Around the July 4th Holiday week each year  the grain charts will frequently show a major move in one direction or the other. The basis ... Read more

The post Seasonal Trades In Grains appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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Simpler Trading by Allison Ostrander - 3w ago

Simpler Summary This week has certainly been an interesting one in the markets. We’ve seen a pick up in the daily ranges each day this week, but overall the market has been rather flat and consolidating. This could be due to the market holiday next week, or it could be just a normal pull back ... Read more

The post The Big Picture appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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Simpler Trading by Allison Ostrander - 1M ago

Simpler Summary As summer heats up we’re seeing the market cool down on a small pullback. For those who may’ve been in rising bias trades, you may be feeling some heat in your account. If you find that your anxiety is at a boiling point when taking a look at your trades, you may need ... Read more

The post Taking the Heat appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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The world of options is divided into two categories or styles. So what are the two styles? Well the two are American style and European style options. Both types tend to have a lot in common, however, there are some distinct differences as well. This post will help explain what they even are, their similarities, ... Read more

The post What is the Difference Between American and European Options? appeared first on Simpler Trading.

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