Phoenix FInder

How to Use the Phoenix Finder

Stock traders who can find high-quality stocks do so with indicators. An indicator will simply read the stock’s technical and analytical information provided by the trader and determine how that particular stock will perform in the future. Of course, some indicators are better than others as there are two types of indicators traders can use … Read more

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Butterfly Options Strategy

The butterfly options strategy is a classic favorite at Simpler Trading. The ability to establish multiple strike targets streamlines the risk-to-reward process. But, what is a butterfly strategy? To break it down, a butterfly is a neutral, multi-leg setup that combines bullish and bearish spreads. The butterfly options strategy can be used in all markets. … Read more

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What is Swing Trading

If you trade in the market, you’re either a trader or an investor. However, in this day and age and with the technology available to traders, you can also be both. Aside from buying and holding stocks long-term, there are many different ways to gain excellent profits in the short term, and traders do so … Read more

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What is Buying Power

Though we are in modern times, we are experiencing more of the same type of events in our history and their effects on buying power. Overseas conflicts and a worldwide pandemic are factors contributing to our current economy. Data provided by the U.S. Labor Department published on March 10 of this year says that as … Read more

Why Trade Credit Spreads

How To Trade Credit Spreads

Nothing in the stock market is immune to risk but traders may have found one of the safest ways to trade options, and that would be through credit spreads. Credit spreads are a valuable way for traders to generate income in the world of options trading.  The only real drawback to credit spreads is that … Read more

Conservative Options Strategies

How to Trade Debit Spreads

Traders get into the options market for a variety of reasons and most want to take advantage of the leverage that options provide. Out of my years that were spent teaching traders, in addition to my own adventure into options, I’ve come to know and love trading debit spreads in the options market.   It’s a … Read more

Debit and Credit Spreads Trading

In this post: What is a defined risk strategy that is cheaper than buying a long call/put? What are debit and credit spreads? What to do when you want to go long and enter the trade in the direction of the trend? Many traders come to us with experience trading stocks, and possibly calls or … Read more

My Path to Success

In this post: Do you have to struggle to become a successful trader? What were my worst trading losses of my career? What helped me work through my profit goals? All of us have struggled on our path to becoming a successful trader. How long you struggle, though, is really up to you. A few … Read more