The Cuban Collar

Hedging your equity exposure can save you a significant amount in the case of a sharp turn lower. But it can also have substantial costs and lower your overall returns. Mark Cuban presents an interesting case on both sides of this argument. In November, Cuban came out and discussed his hedges (http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/01/mark-cuban-defends-clinton-on-emails-i-dont-think-theres-anything-to-worry-about.html) going into the … Read more

Current Market Environment – Pt. 2 Earnings Season Update

We are now in earnings season and, therefore, many of the stocks showing up on scans (https://www.simplertrading.com/trading-tools/simpler-trading-scanner) have upcoming earnings. That doesn’t mean to avoid them outright, but it does caution traders about the risk of outsized moves when companies report. Overall, the market environment still favors the upside but there continue to be signs that … Read more

Current Market Environment

Current Market Environment

We are in the heart of earnings season and, therefore, many of the stocks we might want to trade have upcoming earnings. That doesn’t mean to avoid them outright, but it does caution traders about the risk of outsized moves which might not follow the script set out by technical charts. The indices and internals, … Read more

Simpler Risk Management

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You may think of yourself as a trader. Or you may fancy becoming a trader. But what you really want to become is a risk manager. That is arguably the most important job of any trader. There are many facets to risk management. And that is one of the reasons that I highly recommend keeping … Read more