Tag Archives: Swing Trading

How To Trade The FOMC Week

If you‚Äôre someone who lives in a cave and eats rats for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, or someone who is working a job they love, I recommend you stop reading immediately, as you‚Äôd be better off taking the week (FOMC … Continue reading

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Trading Tip #14: AVERAGE DOWN

Average Down: Probably the simplest, most lethal and dangerous, yet if executed properly, the most profitable trading strategy. Explanation/Execution: Lets assume you buy a stock (100 shares) for $100, and right after you buy the stock, the price of the … Continue reading

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Trading Volatility - The VIX

I see many noobs/hot blooded traders betting their entire life savings on buying 1000 VIX Contracts, just because they are under the impression that the VIX, which moves 40-50% at times of high volatility, is their guaranteed shortcut to becoming … Continue reading

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Trading Tip #13: THE LAST HOUR OF TRADING

Depending on your skill level and experience, the last hour of trading (from 3 - 4 PM EST) could either the best or the worst hour of trading for you; and by worst, I mean your account value being wiped … Continue reading

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HFT Strategy: STATISTICAL ARBITRAGE - PAIRS TRADING

Statistical Arbitrage is exactly what the name suggests. In Stat Arb, you (algo) basically calculate the past/historical correlation between two stocks or two assets, and try to find dislocations or price discrepancies between them. Here is an excellent example of … Continue reading

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Is The Bond Bubble About To POP? US 10 Yr @ 3% by Q4 2014?

In light of the massive Global Markets Sell-Off overnight,¬†courtesy¬†of Ben Bernanke + Weak Chinese Economic Data + Japanese Stocks Collapsing Back To Reality, I though it‚Äôd be wise to stay on topic and focus on the JPY. Over the past … Continue reading

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$INFY - Bearish Trade On Infosys With A 40% Downside

Alright. This is a little unconventional for me, as I usually don‚Äôt trade ADRs. If I were to trade international stocks, I prefer buying them through their local stock exchanges, in their local currency. But, for those you don‚Äôt have … Continue reading

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$YHOO - Time To Short Yahoo With Both Hands

OMFG !!! WTF was Marissa Mayer and the Yahoo Board thinking when they approved the Tumblr¬†acquisition. It is quite possibly the shittiest¬†acquisition¬†in the history of M&A, since the AOL-Time Warner farce. Unlike Facebook‚Äôs Instagram¬†acquisition, ¬†Yahoo has¬†literally¬†no use of Tumblr whatsoever. … Continue reading

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Trading Tip #11: DO NOT TRADE BETWEEN 11 AM - 2 PM EST

If you weren‚Äôt aware of this already, I‚Äôd like to let you in on a secret: The hours between 11 AM and 2 PM are usually¬†refereed¬†to as “Muppet Hours”. This is when the Muppets/Charles Schwab Traders, waiting for a decisive … Continue reading

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Trading Tip #10: CREDIT SPREADS - OPTIONS

Probably one of my favortiest options trading strategy, Credit Spreads are the reason why I still exist. There were times when I had seriously considered quitting my day job as a Trader and join the army or something; of course … Continue reading

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