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18

Aug

OptionColors News Release

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Soon, OptionColors™ options analytical software, will be available without the SJ Options membership.  We’ve had many requests for this, so we’ll be offering OptionColors™ starting this September to non-SJ Options members.   OPTIONSCOLORS™ HISTORY OptionColors™ is a revolutionary options trading platform designed by founder Morris Puma.  OptionColors™ development began in 2007 and includes […]

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16

Aug

iMac 27 Defect

MY DEFECTIVE iMAC 27″ Although not exactly related to options trading, I wish to tell the world my story of the first Apple computer I ever bought – the iMac 27″, a late 2009 model.  In short, it was a lemon, and Apple refused to fix it, so I lost about $2,500 as soon as […]

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09

Jul

Portfolio Margin Trading

Portfolio Margin Trading Customer Portfolio Margin (CPM) options trading can be fantastic if you really know what you are doing.  When it’s used correctly, one can see incredible returns like 30% to 50% in a year.  When it’s not fully understood, it can be disastrous.  Before we get into the details, let’s first discuss the […]

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09

Jul

Short Strangles Portfolio Margin

Short Strangles and Portfolio Margin, A Death Trap? Customer Portfolio Margin (CPM) What is CPM?  CPM is a margin methodology in which the margins are supposed to be based on risk.  The standard risk model used to calculate these risk-based margins is called the TIMS (Theoretical Intermarket Margin System).  TIMS was developed by the OCC (Options Clearing […]

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23

May

Trading Volatility

Trading Volatility The Smart Way  Increases Returns Trade After Trade   Volatility trading is essential to master when it comes to trading options.  Most traders do not understand just how important it is, but it actually determines the outcome of most option trades. Volatility’s Impact on ROI Volatility has a tremendous impact on the return of an […]

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