Sept 5: HOLLY Hot List Update For Swing Traders

SMACK! Summer is over. Let's get back to trading reality. Happy Autumn! Interestingly, I'm starting to notice some smart people talking about some bearish signs that are beginning to appear. This type of commentary often returns with Traders coming back from summer vacation, and I expect this September to be...

[Podcast] Jason Leavitt: Relax. You don’t have to learn EVERYthing

Strip the complexity down to its most simple parts. That's where the real hard work begins. Meet Jason Leavitt, a trader for nearly 20 years who brings a calm demeanor and an athlete's dogged persistence to bear as he tackles the markets daily, both from his home in Colorado and...

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence For Swing Trading Outperformance

Much has been written and celebrated in the press about the combination of Man + Machine to outperform the markets. And no software application has done it better than HOLLY, the artificially intelligent virtual trading assistant designed by the team at Trade Ideas, LLC and launched for public access in...

Options Volatility Says Keep it Simple Here

Stocks are still near all-time highs, volatilities are once again compressed, earnings season is behind us, and some bullish runs in individual names are looking extended. Coming out of Labor Day Weekend, the game plan should be to keep it simple until things change. I'm often asked how I choose...

HOLLY Hot List Update for Swing Traders

We're coming into the end of August, Labor Day Weekend, and the unofficial end to Summer and "Summer Trading". I don't know about you, but this summer's trading didn't at all feel dull to me. I suppose if you are a Bear you've had a tough go of it, but...

Stop Losses on Options Prices Have No Place in Responsible Risk Management

In options trading, risk management starts with defined risk and ends with position sizing. “Stop Losses” — if used at all — center around price action of the underlying and give zero weight to the value of the option(s) itself. As an options trader, nothing makes me cringe more than...

SWING TRADERS: August 13 HOLLY Hot List Update

Since the last update on this list I've added $CVNA, $CURO, $SEND, and tomorrow I'll be adding $CARB. Overall, it's been a good couple weeks for the stock market and many of the names on our list continue to work. The biggest gainers over the past 10 trading days have...

[podcast] HOLD YOUR DAMN WINNERS! (I’m shouting at myself)

I learned another painful lesson recently on the importance of holding my winners and I discuss ways I'm addressing this weak part of my game. I also discuss tools I use to help me source swing trade ideas and manage my existing positions. You can subscribe to the "Trading with...

SWING TRADERS: July 30 HOLLY Hot List Update

There's no way to sugar coat it. It's been a rough week for high-beta names. And a quick look at our HOLLY Hot List leaders and laggards board bears this out with our three best stocks ($FITB $GNTX $KEY) making only 3-4% gains, while our four biggest losers ($USAT $NVCR...

Latest @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List Additions and Portfolio Update

I've changed direction a little bit in blogging about HOLLY Hot List additions. Most blog posts are just expanded re-iterations of the main reason I'm interested in adding a stock to our list, which I already shared on twitter. So, I'll be changing the format to a once-per-week update in...

[Podcast] Leveraging Options Trading Ideas With Technical Analysis

This spring I joined my good friend JC Parets at All Star Charts to help him provide added value to his trading ideas for his research clients. Together, we launched All Star Options which aims to offer actionable plans utilizing options to take advantage of trade ideas suggested by the...