The Importance of Regulated Markets: Crypto vs. Stocks

The Important of Regulated Markets: Crypto vs. Stocks I have seen a ton of hesitation and general frustration in the crypto markets recently with the growing popularity of crypto currency as a portion of retail traders asset strategy. It is important to know the difference between regulated and unregulated markets when choosing where and if […]

Stocks vs. Single Options vs. Options Spreads: What’s the Difference?

Stocks vs. Single Options vs. Option Spreads: What’s the Difference? Do you know the difference between trading stocks, single options, and option spreads? The risk and return parameters between the three can be drastically different and it is important to understand the differences for your investment strategy. Let’s work though an example together, comparing the three investment methods […]

Options and Time Decay – What to Know!

Options and Time Decay – What to Know! At the most basic level, an equity option is a contract that gives the buyer the right (but not an obligation!) to either buy or sell an underlying stock at a specified date and with a specified price. This makes the price of the stock one of […]

Different Options Trading Strategies

Different Types of Trading Strategies When it comes to retail trading, there are more than a few strategies that casual retail traders typically employ. We’ll cover the basics of the most commonly used strategies, shedding light on the important components of each. Scalping – probably the most technical of the bunch, scalping involves extremely short time-frames, […]

Stock Markets and Recessions

Stock Markets and Recessions There has been a lot of talk recently about the chances of a recession over the next few years, with some economists calling it ‘all but a certainty’ and others casting doubt. However, the one thing we already know for sure is that it has caused a lot of volatility and […]

Why Options Spreads?

Why Options Spreads? Options trading can be somewhat of a mysterious and intimidating topic. Unlike traditional equities or even ETF’s, options contain a large amount of additional metrics and information that can further complicate the picture, especially for the untrained eye. In addition, there are potentially hundreds of options to select from on any given […]

What To Know About Bear Markets?

What To Know About Bear Markets? You’ve probably heard of the term ‘bear market’, especially if you have been paying attention to the stock market in the last couple of months. For newer traders, this is the first taste of an extended bear market that we’ve had in a long time (shorter market downturns in […]

Interest Rates and Impact on Equity Valuations

Interest Rates and Impact on Equity Valuations Interest rates have been at historically low levels for years now – at or near almost 0 since the financial crisis of 2008. This has fueled cheaper borrowing costs, lower costs of capital, and general economic growth. However, recent inflation has spurred a series of rate hikes back […]