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The Weekly Whisper from the Dark Pool: SPXU, FAZ, ECA

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Ken Calhoun's Breakout Chart of the Week

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How to Use Algo Trading to Boost Performance

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Slowing Inflation, Crashing Crude Set Up Great Short Trade in XOP

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To Succeed in this Market, Take Less-Traveled Path

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2.38% GDP Growth in Q2 Expected, Watch for Volatility

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Today's Long Trade Ideas if SPY Declines

Today’s trade idea from Landon Whaley: New long trade ideas can be initiated if SPY declines to $239.89, or lowe…

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The Weekly Whisper from the Dark Pool: XLF, UUP, GLD

Stefanie Kammerman, the Stock Whisperer, here to tell you the Whisper of the Week from the Dark Pool for June 7: XLF, U…

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In a world filled with opportunities, stocks reign supreme as the active trader's instrument of choice, and with good reason.

There are literally thousands of stocks to choose from. Some might see them as buy-and-hold investments, but not active traders. They recognize the countless opportunities each stock presents.

Even small moves — up or down — spell profits for traders savvy enough to capitalize on them.

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Successful traders want one thing from a stock: movement. Whether the stock is rising or falling doesn’t matter as long as the entry and exit points are predictable. But, spotting and predicting stock movements can be tricky — especially for new traders.

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Trading Options: Building Wealth with Puts and Calls

When it comes to building wealth, options are the seasoned trader’s secret weapon. But, make no mistake: They are not for everyone. They are speculative in nature and carry inherent risks. So, when trading options, you should never invest more than you can afford to lose.

The two types of option are puts and calls. Put options give you the right to sell a specific investment, at a set price, within a certain period of time. The current market price is irrelevant. So, puts can be perfect tools for downturn profits.

Calls are the opposite of puts. They give you the option to buy a specific investment, at a set price, within a certain period of time. And, once again, the current price doesn't matter. As long as the share price is higher than your strike price, simply exercise your option, sell at the market value and take your profits.

You can buy puts and calls on a variety of investments, including stocks, stock indexes, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), even major currencies. And, unlike futures and other speculative securities, trading options can substantially limit your risk.

True, writing options or selling them short does expose you to unlimited risk. But, aside from this, you never have to worry about getting a margin call, and the only money you can lose is the amount you invest plus your broker’s commission.

Despite this, puts and calls offer virtually unlimited profit potential. They use leverage to potentially multiply your investment many times over, making them the perfect way to “swing for the fences” — at least with those funds you set aside for speculative investments.

Options Trading Made Easier

Puts and calls are extremely versatile investments. You can use them to hedge your portfolio and control losses or to generate income and even position yourself for sizeable gains on relatively small investments.

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