Who Can You Rely on for Learning How to Trade Options?

Significant Advantage in Revolutionary Options Approach
There are so many Options trading strategies out there including  Spreads, Strangles, Straddles, Collars, Backspreads, Butterflies, Condors, Albatross, Box, Calendar, Call Ratio and the list goes on and on.  

How do you know which strategies will work best for YOUR Trading Goals?

Hint: You can't learn that from your brokerage! Don't be fooled by a simplified order platform for trading Options. Your brokerage wants you to think it's simple, and wants you trade as many multi-leg Options as you have time and money to lay out. They bank commissions on every leg. They'll show you how to place the trade, but they won't show you how to choose the right Stocks or Exchange Traded Funds ETFs for trading Options.

Sure, sometimes you may be unsure of the direction the stock will take due to unexpected volatility in the market, so you'll want to use a spread strategy to limit risk and lock in a small profit. This is when using a  spread or other type of Options strategy might be useful.  

With TechniTrader education learn to choose ideal Stocks with ideal Candlestick Patterns, and can gain a significant advantage over other Options Traders.  With this added knowledge, the cards are stacked much higher in your favor. 

Go to our Option Analysis meets Technical Analysis "Trading Options for Beginners Webinar" which explains the TechniTrader revolutionary approach to trading Options. There is no cost and you'll definitely learn something new about trading Options.

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With Options training from TechniTrader you develop a technical skill set that puts you head and shoulders above other traders, who use only complicated strategies and make meager profits.

Learn a better Option trading methodology from a Trading Educator who wants you to be successful, not a Broker who doesn't care if you make money or not.

Watch our webinar then give us a call or send us an email and we'll get you on the right path for YOUR Trading Goals, not your Broker's. 

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A New Road Map for Options Trading

Beginners Enabled by Options Market Changes
Most Retail Traders who are considering learning how to trade Options, have not heard about the major changes to the options Market that have occurred over the past few years. These changes have been kept from Retail Traders since the professional side, retail brokers, and retail vendors make enormous profits from their customers who trade options.   

This puts the Retail Options Trader at a huge disadvantage, which can cause lower profits or more losses trading options.

There is a New Road Map for Options Trading due to several factors which include the following:

1. An area that is growing exponentially is the High Frequency Trader presence now in the Options Markets and their use of Maker-Taker roles instead of Market Makers. This alters how options trades perform and creates complexity that is not understood by many Retail Options Traders.

2. Also, the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC continues to monitor several retail brokers for conflict of interest trading, as they perform as the primary Market Maker for their customer base.

3. In addition more and more giant Buy Side Institutions are using Options as a hedging or mitigation style trade, with the sole intent of insurance rather than premium trading.  These are short-term trades that alter the Put to Call Ratio which many retail trading strategies rely upon.  When the Buy Side employs huge option contract buying of Puts to insure a higher risk short-term trade, it can skew the Put/Call ratio giving retail Traders a false signal. 

The Buy Side Institutions simply let the Puts expire worthless as the stock and its option move into profitability.

4. Newer Options Strategies and Options Trading Styles provide a basis for Beginner Options Traders to have better results with their options trading by using the increase in Institutional options trading, the increase in High Frequency Trader trigger activity, and the expanded presence of Professional Floor and Independent Professional Traders in the Options Market.  By understanding these dynamics which are altering how Options Trading is evolving and changing the Beginner Options Trader can learn faster, earn higher profits, and lower overall risk factors.

This enables the new Options Trader to  become proficient faster regardless of the Options Trading Style they choose.
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As an example, the Dow 30 has been moving with extreme speculation.  The Balance of Power Indicator has never been this extreme, indicating NOT Dark Pool activity but Smaller Funds and High Frequency Traders.  Understanding this in relation to the VIX-X Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index which is not showing any pattern of volatility or velocity, but is showing instead a lack of volatility enables the Beginning Options Trader to choose the ideal stock and option instead of high risk options. See chart below.



The DJ-30 Dow Jones Industrials chart shows the extreme pattern of Volume and Balance of Power indicative of High Frequency Traders chased by Volume Weighted Average Price VWAP smaller Fund orders. See chart below.



Summary

The VIX-X chart in comparison to the Dow 30 chart shows and entirely different pattern for the majority  of stocks at this time. Contrarian patterns between these two critically important chart is mandatory for Beginner Options Traders to understand IF they wish to  be consistently profitable trading options.

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Trade Wisely,
Martha Stokes CMT

TechniTrader technical analysis using TC2000 charts, courtesy of Worden Bros.

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Instructor and Developer of TechniTrader® Stock and Option Courses
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Disclaimer: All statements, whether expressed verbally or in writing are the opinions of TechniTrader its instructors and or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. Student/subscribers are responsible for making their own choices and decisions regarding all purchases or sales of stocks or issues. At no time is any stock or issue on any list written or sent to a student/subscriber by TechniTrader and its employees to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any stock or issue. TechniTrader is not a broker or an investment advisor, it is strictly an educational service.

Analysis of Facebook FB

Trading Styles for This Stock Explained
Most traders are not taught the proper way to approach selecting a stock to trade. Often times the choice of what stock to trade is based on retail news, retail chatrooms, recommendations, and gurus comments.
The first step in analyzing any stock for a potential short-term trade is to establish if the price pattern is ideal for Intraday, Day, Swing and Momentum, or Position Trading which is a week to several weeks hold timeframe.
This is done by studying the chart using TC2000 charting software and Worden indicators. Using a combination of price and indicators for large lot versus small lots, and other Volume based indicators provides a complete analysis of all the data available. Just using price indicators is insufficient, and is only half of the data you need to consistently select the ideal stock to trade for your Trading Style.
Choosing the wrong stock to trade for your Trading Style is one of several reasons why traders lose money, have whipsaw trades, or minuscule profits.

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The first step is to determine which Market Participant Group created the current price pattern. There are Nine Market Participant Groups and each leaves a specific footprint on the chart. Of those 9 groups, 6 are large lot buyers and sellers who move significantly more liquidity through the market. As an example, the Balance of Power BOP Indicator has numerous different and distinct patterns which form that tell you who is trading at what price level, and if it is an accumulation mode, rotation, or distribution pattern. High Frequency Trades HFTs create huge spikes on BOP, often in the opposing direction of the Dark Pools giant funds buying huge share lots over extended periods of time.
The combination of Candlestick Patterns, Trend, Volume Bars, and BOP all on the same chart template provide an instant and easy way to determine who is trading the stock at the time. See chart example below.
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Facebook Inc. (FB: NASDAQ) in early November shows Professional Traders setting up to sell short, followed by HFTs gapping the stock down and running it down after a guidance warning is reported. Sure the report year over year was solid, but guidance mattered more. HFTs used the news to gap the stock down, while Smaller Funds and the Retail Traders rushed to sell after the gap down. The stock rebounded as it entered a prior Dark Pool Buy Zone™ where a giant fund picked up shares of stock at a much lower price.

When studying the chart to determine which Trading Style to use, you should study intraday charts if you are an Intraday Trader or an End Of Day EOD to First Of Day FOD Day Trader. It is NOT necessary or reliable to use intraday charts for Swing or Momentum Trading, and instead use daily chart views. Position Traders should also use daily chart views.

For Intraday or EOD/FOD the first requirement is liquidity, so check the Volume. It should be an average of 100,000 share per minute to ensure sufficient trading Volume for most intraday trades. For EOD/FOD the focus must also be the last few minutes of the trading day when the EOD order would be entered. There needs to be Professional Trader EOD footprints and sufficient Volume before choosing any stock. Does FB have that?

Swing and Momentum Trading require that a stock run at least 2 days in a row. It also requires a visible compression pattern before the stock runs up. Look at the chart and see if FB meets these basic requirements for Swing or Momentum Trading.

Position Trading is for Part-Time Traders who have only a few hours a week to study charts and trade stocks. FB actually lends itself most suitable for Position Trading. The goal for a position trade is to enter during a period of Quiet Accumulation as the stock moves sideways, before it runs up due to HFT activity. Identifying Dark Pool Buy Zones and Professional Trader compresions provides the best entries for Position Traders, and also aids in the best exits as well.

Summary
Many traders assume that if they learn some candlesticks, a couple of indicators, use a red/green light system, or a strategy that they have learned how to trade.
All they have learned is tidbits of trading. Without a complete comprehensive Trading Process, these tidbits will get a trader into a poor trade, at the wrong price, or just as it is about to encounter profit taking.
Being able to identify WHO is trading the stock at the current time helps you know whether or not this stock is ideal for your Trading Style, strategies for that style, and whether it is an ideal candidate for you to trade at this point in time.
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Trade Wisely,
Martha Stokes CMT
TechniTrader technical analysis using a TC2000 chart, courtesy of Worden Bros.

Chartered Market Technician
Instructor & Developer of TechniTrader Stock and Option Courses
TechniTrader DVDS with every course.

©2016 Decisions Unlimited, Inc. dba TechniTrader.  All rights reserved. 
TechniTrader is also a registered trademark of Decisions Unlimited, Inc.

Disclaimer: All statements are the opinions of TechniTrader, its instructors and/or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. TechniTrader is not a broker or an investment advisor; it is strictly an educational service. There is risk in trading financial assets and derivatives. Due diligence is required for any investment. It should not be assumed that the methods or techniques presented cannot result in losses. Examples presented are for educational purposes only.

How to Analyze Stock Charts With FB Example

Learn to Use Powerful Worden TC2000 Indicators   
Yesterday TechniTrader held the Open Forum Training Event as we do once a year. This is totally different than my webinar presentations to non-students. It was as always, a mega surprise to the attendees who were blown away by the training. 
What I do is let a “By Invitation Only” group of registered website guests who are non-students, see how I analyze stocks and the market. This webinar is live, using real charts. Attendees may submit a stock for analysis to see how I analyze their stock picks.  
I was struck by one compelling common denominator in that list of stocks. There was not one single good stock pick for short-term trading, among all of the stocks submitted for analysis by the attendees. 
This is totally different from when I hold my TechniTrader Student Mentoring Sessions. When TechniTrader Students submit stock picks for analysis the bulk of the charts have good setups for entry or are developing great setups for entry, and the stocks meet all requirements for a watchlist.

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The attendees ranged from brand new traders to veterans of 30 years, so it had nothing to do with experience. Rather it is a glaring reality that most traders are handicapped by a lack of proper chart training. Sure you have been to dozens of Worden Seminars but those are not intended to teach you to trade, but to buy their charting software. So big holes are left in your understanding of stock charts, AND how to use Worden Indicators.
As TC2000 Users you have 3 extremely powerful Worden Indicators at your fingertips, yet few of you use them. You are missing out on substantial chart analysis information, that would help you achieve higher profits with less work.
Facebook Inc. (FB: NASDAQ) is a very popular stock in retail chatrooms right now. Let’s use it as the example, see chart below.
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Use the chart to learn how to analyze Stock Charts with FB example to determine the following:
1. Where are the support levels in this chart?
2. Is there momentum potential action, and is run gain potential down or up? 
3. Can you identify weaker versus stronger previous price candlestick patterns and trendline patterns in this chart?
4. Is this good stock for Day, Swing, Momentum, or Position Trading? 
5. What are the Volume and Balance of Power BOP indicators telling you before FB gaps down?   
6. Do you know where to put a PROPER stop loss? If you think stop losses do not work, then you are not placing them properly. 
7. What Trading Style would work best, and which strategy should you use for that trading style?
8. Which Market Participant Group is in control of price right now? 
Print off this chart. Draw on it. Study the overall trend. Look at different time frames. Do not have so many indicators on the price chart, that you cannot read the pure price action. You should not be using more than 5 indicators, and most of those need to be Quantity based indicators. If you do not have a good set of indicators, study the ones provided with this lesson.
Let’s see how you do with this analysis on you own. I will provide my analysis of Price and Volume action for FB next week. The goal is for you to be able to pull up any stock chart and quickly decide if it is a good pick for your Trading Style, as well as knowing which strategy to use at the time based on current Market Conditions.
Your ultimate goal in understanding how to analyze stock charts with FB example should be to have the ability to know what style and which strategy for that style to use, the risk versus reward profit potential, the hold time, the run gain, and the stop loss placement. My goal in my retirement years is to teach Retail Traders to trade profitably all the time, not just once in a blue moon. If you do not learn how to do this kind analysis on your own, you will forever be dependent upon vendors, High Frequency Traders HFTs, and Professionals who will always take advantage of you. 
Next week’s article will be my analysis of the FB chart, which you can use to compare and check against what you have determined.
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Trade Wisely,
Martha Stokes CMT
TechniTrader technical analysis using TC2000 charts, courtesy of Worden Bros.

Chartered Market Technician
Instructor & Developer of TechniTrader Stock and Option Courses
TechniTrader DVDS with every course.

©2016 Decisions Unlimited, Inc. dba TechniTrader.  All rights reserved. 
TechniTrader is also a registered trademark of Decisions Unlimited, Inc.

Disclaimer: All statements are the opinions of TechniTrader, its instructors and/or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. TechniTrader is not a broker or an investment advisor; it is strictly an educational service. There is risk in trading financial assets and derivatives. Due diligence is required for any investment. It should not be assumed that the methods or techniques presented cannot result in losses. Examples presented are for educational purposes only.

BEGINNERS START YOUR STOCK MARKET TRAINING TODAY


BEGINNERS START YOUR STOCK MARKET TRAINING TODAY WITH the Basics of the Stock Market Lessons for New Investors & Beginning Traders available on TechniTrader.com.

The TechniTrader Basics of the Stock Market Lessons on TechniTrader.com are specifically designed for people who have no experience in the Stock Market. You will enjoy every moment of learning.
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These Lessons on my website TechniTrader.com include:

1. What you need to know about the Stock Market 

2. Stock Market Terminology

3. The Stock Market as a business working from home

4. Checklist to find stocks, Risk and Profit Potential

5. How to Find Stocks to Trade

6. What are Stock Scans

7. How to Use Stock Scanning Software

8. How to Read Stock Charts

9. How to Use Candlestick Patterns

10. How to Use Stock Indicators

11. Risk Analysis

12. How to Enter Online Broker Orders

Final lesson: Profit Stops


Trade Wisely,

Martha Stokes CMT

Chartered Market Technician
Instructor and Developer of TechniTrader® Stock and Option Courses
TechniTrader DVDS with every course.

©2016 Decisions Unlimited, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
TechniTrader is the Registered Trademark of Decisions Unlimited, Inc.

Disclaimer: All statements, whether expressed verbally or in writing are the opinions of TechniTrader its instructors and or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. Student/subscribers are responsible for making their own choices and decisions regarding all purchases or sales of stocks or issues. At no time is any stock or issue on any list written or sent to a student/subscriber by TechniTrader and its employees to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any stock or issue. TechniTrader is not a broker or an investment advisor, it is strictly an educational service.

TC2000 Relational Analysis and Trade Management Webinar

TechniTrader has a NEW TC2000 LEARNING CENTER with 4 webinars available to watch at TechniTrader.com. The “Relational Analysis and Trade Management WEBINAR is one of them and is described below.

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There are two parts to this Webinar.

First of all join Martha Stokes CMT and CEO of TechniTrader to learn about Relational Analysis, and how this new form of Technical Analysis offers far superior interpretation of charts and indicators.

Learn how to apply Relational Analysis to your trading style, strategies, and systems to make technical analysis faster, easier, and more reliable.

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Trade Wisely,
Martha Stokes CMT

Chartered Market Technician
Instructor and Developer of TechniTrader® Stock and Option Courses
TechniTrader DVDS with every course.

©2016 Decisions Unlimited, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
TechniTrader is the Registered Trademark of Decisions Unlimited, Inc.

Disclaimer: All statements, whether expressed verbally or in writing are the opinions of TechniTrader its instructors and or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. Student/subscribers are responsible for making their own choices and decisions regarding all purchases or sales of stocks or issues. At no time is any stock or issue on any list written or sent to a student/subscriber by TechniTrader and its employees to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any stock or issue. TechniTrader is not a broker or an investment advisor, it is strictly an educational service.