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Long and Short at the Same Time
Frank Kaberna03/28/2022

Long and Short at the Same Time

One of the greatest benefits of adding derivatives to your stock trading is gaining the ability to long and short the same market at the same time. Neutral...

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Trade Size: Are You Taking Too Much Risk?
Frank Kaberna03/21/2022

Trade Size: Are You Taking Too Much Risk?

The question of trade size and risk is answered too often after the fact: After a losing trade, you had too much size. After a profitable trade, you didn’t...

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How High Will Crude Oil Prices Go?
Frank Kaberna03/14/2022

How High Will Crude Oil Prices Go?

When commodity prices take off in the short term people tend to fear long-term changes to their everyday lives, especially when it comes to one with such large...

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The Power of the Call Option
Frank Kaberna03/07/2022

The Power of the Call Option

The wide world of options can open up an everyday trader’s portfolio to P/L fluctuations unseen in the outright world of shares and futures. You can take...

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Third Time is NOT the Charm
Frank Kaberna02/28/2022

Third Time is NOT the Charm

When I was at the Chicago Board of Trade, I sat next to a guy named Larry. We were a great pair. Larry had been in the industry for more than a decade bouncing...

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Management Mechanics for Day Trades
Frank Kaberna02/22/2022

Management Mechanics for Day Trades

There’s a satisfaction to day trading that can’t be found in any other strategies. The finality of knowing whether you’ve won or lost by the end of the day...

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Mean Reversion: When Can You Sell High and Buy Low?
Frank Kaberna02/14/2022

Mean Reversion: When Can You Sell High and Buy Low?

The old motto, “sell high, buy low,” has become a punchline over the years as the growing number of everyday people entering the market find trading not so...

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How Risky is Shorting a Market with Futures?
Frank Kaberna02/07/2022

How Risky is Shorting a Market with Futures?

One of the most frightening sights in trading is the infinity symbol that appears next to the potential loss on a position that is short the underlying market....

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Three Easy Ways to Buy Gold and Silver
Frank Kaberna01/31/2022

Three Easy Ways to Buy Gold and Silver

The descent in metals following last week’s FOMC could present an interesting opportunity for those looking to add long gold and silver exposure to their...

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How Do You Trade Crude Oil?
Frank Kaberna01/18/2022

How Do You Trade Crude Oil?

To many, crude oil trading looks like the wild west: it’s a singular marketplace lacking diversification seen in other risk-on markets like equities; its...

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How to Trade Options on Futures
Sage Anderson05/16/2022

How to Trade Options on Futures

Stock investors seeking a little more alpha can branch out into options, and the same audience might look to add futures to the mix for a low-cost speculative...

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How Interest Rates Can Affect Mortgage Rates
Sage Anderson05/13/2022

How Interest Rates Can Affect Mortgage Rates

Don't look now but mortgage rates just popped above 5% for the first time since 2018, and the recent spike is even more impressive considering that mortgage...

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How to Trade Volatility with Futures Options
Frank Kaberna05/09/2022

How to Trade Volatility with Futures Options

Volatility is at the core of almost all options strategies. Whether you’re looking to get long, short, or neutral, the price of options, and thus the market’s...

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