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A missed opportunity is as good as a loss!

There is nothing more frustrating than missing a trade. For almost 20 years, since I joined the industry, this is a statement that remains every bit as true today, as it did back then. I often hear clients calling into my trading floor, several hours or sometimes even a day or two, too late to… Read More

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The core reason why you should be using EasyTrade to help you

As you may have read, I am currently in Europe, and other than desperately trying not to put on weight with the volume of rich food on offer, it has also provided a time out to look at many things with fresh eyes. New isn’t always better As with the markets, architecture provides a strong… Read More

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Is this the biggest shift in trading technology since the internet?

Over my years in the broking industry – coming up for almost two decades soon, much has changed. The move from full service phone broking to online was one of the biggest. Self directed trading with orders executed online, seemed the way forward especially with the lower fees. However, anyone who has been down that… Read More

Will you waste another 7 years holding BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP)?

BHP’s earnings release this week highlighted strong improvement in sales and earnings and was combined with a strong 2% rise in the stock’s price to its highest price since Feb 2013. However from a long-term stock holder’s perspective, it’s been a long slow process of recouping value. Currently trading just between $38 – $39 BHP… Read More

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National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX:NAB) Trade Recommendation – Trade of the Week

This week we were able to hit the profit target on our NAB Bull Put Spread, entered on 11th Dec. This trade was entered by selling the 33.50 Jan Puts and buying the 32.50 Jan Puts, collecting an overall gross credit on the trade of 40.5c. This meant that at best, we stood to make… Read More

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BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP) Trade Recommendation – Trade of the Week

Over the last two months, we have had several successful bearish pays on BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP), including yesterday’s exit of the Dec 37 / 38 Bear Call Spread (11/12/13). This trade was actually rolled over at the last options expiration, where we had previously held a November 37 / 38 Bear Call. For the initial… Read More

Facebook Trade Recommendation – Trade of the Week

We entered an Iron Condor position on FaceBook (NASDAQ:FB) on the 23rd October 2013. This strategy is a non-directional outlook for the underlying share price. Using both Call and Put options, we sell the strategy to receive premium, and benefit from Time Decay and declining Implied Volatility. In fact, the strategy has very little to… Read More

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20% gain off Google’s $1,000 high – Trade of the week

Google (Code GOOG) is a technology company, that builds products and provides services to organize information and make it universally accessible and useful. It provides Search, Product Listing Ads, Search plus Your World, Google Now, and Google Knowledge Graph. The company also offers AdWords, AdSense, Google Display, DoubleClick Ad Exchange, and YouTube. In addition, it… Read More

Trade Recommendation RIO (ASX:RIO) Bear Call Spread

Trade of the Week   RIO (ASX:RIO) – Bear Call Spread Option Strategy This week we took an early profit on a RIO bear call spread, 14 days prior to options expiration. The trade was entered on 11th Sept as a pair of spreads, namely a bull put on BHP, and the abovementioned bear call… Read More

Breaking news – the Big Brother housemates cried live on TV and our clients will make 4.3% for 16 days!!

Apparently that happened this week and dominated the news on one particular site – quite why its news and who really cares is beyond me. The whole concept of the show ie having so little to do in your own life, that spending hours watching a group of people in lock down, doing very little,… Read More

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