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How to Trade Markets that Don't Make Sense
The Small Exchange06/29/2022

How to Trade Markets that Don't Make Sense

Though outliers are so named due to their rare appearance in data sets, the unlikely does have to occur sometime. Right now, forex and interest rate markets...

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Why Do Futures Exist?
The Small Exchange06/29/2022

Why Do Futures Exist?

Futures trading is primarily done with a short-term time horizon in mind, as derivatives traders use their leverage to enhance returns on strategies like day...

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Turning Events into Probabilities
The Small Exchange06/27/2022

Turning Events into Probabilities

Options and futures can help you assign probabilities to different events occurring in markets like interest rates. Experienced derivatives traders Mike and...

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Probabilities are Accurate Until They Aren't
Frank Kaberna06/27/2022

Probabilities are Accurate Until They Aren't

Almost everything in your life can be viewed as an event with a probability. What are the chances your local grocery store has the item you’re looking for?...

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Anatomy of a Losing Options Trade
The Small Exchange06/23/2022

Anatomy of a Losing Options Trade

Losing options trades are often much more difficult to manage than winning trades; the former can demand strike changes, rolling expirations, and just a lot...

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Steps to Defending an Options Trade
The Small Exchange06/17/2022

Steps to Defending an Options Trade

Find out what you can do with your losing options strategies using futures and options.

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How to Defend a Losing Futures Trade
The Small Exchange06/14/2022

How to Defend a Losing Futures Trade

Losing trades should not simply be blocked out of your mind, being proactive in defending a losing trade can help reduce losses in the short term and create...

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Crude Oil Futures: The Race Against the Clock
Frank Kaberna06/13/2022

Crude Oil Futures: The Race Against the Clock

Rewards can look like layups. Risks can look devastating. Managing expectations with the right-sized product can give you the best of both worlds while making...

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The Dos and Don'ts of Scalping Futures
The Small Exchange06/10/2022

The Dos and Don'ts of Scalping Futures

Take Frank's guided tour of a futures trading platform to see how you might scalp the next big data release with appropriate size and a high probability of...

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The Case for Buying Gold Options
The Small Exchange06/09/2022

The Case for Buying Gold Options

Buying options has been deemed, "a sucker play," by many experienced traders who prefer to be on the short side of the market. The story of selling options...

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What's Next: Inflation vs Recession
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The Small Exchange07/19/2022

What's Next: Inflation vs Recession

The Fed primarily controls interest rates, which they move higher in times of inflation and lower in times of recession. But what do they do when there's fear...

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How Inflation Affects Stocks, Bonds, and Forex
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The Small Exchange07/18/2022

How Inflation Affects Stocks, Bonds, and Forex

High inflation is causing some of the largest price extremes, bond and forex markets have seen in decades. Mike and Frank show you how high inflation has...

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How Does Inflation Affect Markets
Frank Kaberna07/18/2022

How Does Inflation Affect Markets

The highest inflation measure in more than 40 years has left many markets in utter disarray: Nasdaq is at its lowest since 2020, interest rates are their...

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