How the game is played

3 Basic option strategies

By |November 24th, 2017|

Stock options are financial derivatives and those are usually seen as complex and very risky modern day invention. We’ve all heard Warren Buffet calling derivatives the financial weapons of mass destruction.

Those images dominate even within the financial industry, let alone the general public in probably any country in the world. No need to emphasize […]

The Anatomy of a Winning Stock

By |September 15th, 2016|

One thing that I do every few days and that has improved my trading tremendously is looking at the best performing stocks and studying the conditions that had led to the move.

Most of my trading is on a swing time frame (several day holding period) but I do hold a part of my portfolio in […]

3 Ways to Lose Money in the Market

By |May 2nd, 2016|

This study suggests more than 90% of day traders lose money.

I haven’t done any surveys but from my personal experience with day trading this is about right and I’ve learned early on there is no real edge in day-trading and even if you find one it will likely be eaten up by the fees. […]

McClellan Summation Index highest since May 2013

By |April 21st, 2016|

McClellan Summation Index  is one of my favorite indicators when trying to find bottoms.

Notice the areas shaded in green on the chart, very good accuracy.


It is not as useful in signalizing tops though but current read of 1130 caught my attention.

It is highest since May 2013 and 3rd highest in past 3 years. Is there something to […]


By |April 12th, 2016|

Q1 earnings season is on.

And profit expectations are not good. Actually they are very bad.

Here’s a chart showing the biggest quarterly drop since 2009:

Should that scare you? Should you sell everything?

Well, you’re not the only one who’s seen it. Everyone has.

And what everyone knows is not worth knowing! 

Markets are not moved by the expected […]

How the game is played