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Using Options to Set Up Huge Profitability Ranges in SPY with Jade Lizard Strategy

Gen Y Finance Guy Investing, Options 6 Comments

Many of you reading this have probably never sold or traded an option in your entire investing tenure. And most probably are still fighting the dogma you have been force fed about options being weapons of mass destruction. Or that options are much more risky than stock. Or that options are purely for speculation and offer huge amounts of leverage. When …

How to use options to make money if the market goes UP, DOWN, or SIDEWAYS

Gen Y Finance Guy Investing, Options 19 Comments

A few months back I published a post about my large cash position. That position has only continued to grow as I find it difficult to put on any new investments at these lofty prices. As I stated previously, I have no idea when the market will turn, all I know is I don’t want to be left holding the bag when it …

My Trading Story – Podcast Interview with Brandon Clay

Gen Y Finance Guy Interview, Options 4 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to share my trading story with Brandon Clay. You may remember Brandon Clay, he was our first guest featured in our Freedom Fighter interviews. Brandon recently launched his Trading Story podcast where he interviews part time and full time traders. He is personally in the process of living and defining his own trading story. In …

Investing with Options – The Covered Call

Gen Y Finance Guy Options 22 Comments

Over the years I have taught many friends and co-workers about stocks and options. This was actually one of many impetuses for me to start this blog. Too many people are fooled into believing that options are too risky and complicated. This just isn’t the case and I want to help take your investing to the next level. If you …

Example of Buying Into Weakness – Investment Rule #1

Gen Y Finance Guy Financial Markets, Investing, Options 22 Comments

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.” -Jake, “Adventure Time” A few days ago I wrote a post laying the foundation for my 10 rules for investing. In rule #1 we discussed what it means to buy into weakness. After some good dialogue with you guys in the comments of that post, it dawned …

Buy Into Weakness – Investment Rule #1

Gen Y Finance Guy Financial Markets, Investing, New Rules, Options, Words To Live By 24 Comments

Over the course of the coming weeks and months I will be laying out the investment rules that I live and die by. These are rules that I have developed over the last ten years as both a retail and professional investor and trader: Rule # 1: Buy into weakness. Rule #2: Sell into strength. Rule #3: Reduce cost basis. …