Dec 31, 2014

Stock Option Setups Dec. 31, 2014

Whats up option traders. It's the last day of the year so I know many big players are off on holiday and it will be very thin markets. Keep this in mind if you plan on trading, but since the market is open here are a few morning stock option setups that I will be watching.

Dec 30, 2014

Binary Options Broker Proof of Withdrawal To Bank Account

I have heard some concerns and issues with getting withdrawals from binary option brokers. Since I do promote a bins platform as my #1 broker, it's prudent to show the proof that I have used them and taken profits from them.

Stock Option Setups for Dec. 30, 2014

Morning option traders. It's still a holiday week so I would stay pretty far away from the forex markets no matter if you are trading binary options or spot fx. There could be some opportunity in the options markets though as that is what I am following this morning.

Dec 29, 2014

Using Stock Options Order Flow to Find Trading Signals for Scalping

Morning, while I wait for the launch of our new trading room, I am just playing around with order flow and trying to use it to create short-term trading signals for stock option traders. Basically, this is a great way for you to see what other people are doing in the market, if the stock you are trying to trade has any action in it, and at what prices most of the options are trading at in a given time-frame. All of these is useful to traders.

Dec 27, 2014

Stock Options on Friday and New Forex/Binary Options Strategy

Happy Saturday everyone. I have a few things to go over with some stocks and a recap of how Friday expiry could have gone for you stock option traders as well as a new strategy that can be used in spot fx or binary trading. Also, stay tuned for the new trading room news.

Dec 23, 2014

Managed Binary Options Accounts: Don't Do It

No matter if you are from the U.S. or not, avoid having someone manage your binary options account unless they are a close friend that you trust and don't mind losing whatever they plan to trade.

Call Option Opportunities: Dec. 23, 2014

Good morning. It's Tuesday the 23rd day of December in 2014 and we have two long opportunities. Normally I look at put option plays, but today these two stocks just look too bullish in the near term to get short. We also had a pretty large beat on economic numbers this morning pre-market.

Dec 22, 2014

Dec. 22, 2014 Stock Levels for Possible Trade Entries

Well, I know it's hard to figure out when to enter a trade no matter if you are trading binary options or stock options or even regular buying/selling stock. It's a bright and sunny Monday morning, finally. The trading levels presented our mostly stocks and 1 index.

Dec 19, 2014

Stock/E-Mini Analysis: Trading Opportunities (Friday Dec. 19, 2014)

There has been some huge moves in the overall broader markets. Some say it's a dead cat bounce and others say all-time new highs for another month straight. This last bid in tech stocks and the E-mini S&P's was the biggest in 4 years. So what do you do now?

Dec 16, 2014

Best Help For Options Traders

Well in my daily drive to help traders make money, I constantly think about what will help the most. What is the best resource for traders that has a significant impact on their profits over the life-time of their trading accounts. So this is a work in progress, but overwhelmingly the most important thing is managing account rather than how to find entries.

Dec 8, 2014

U.S. Market Starting to Sell and Trading This Week (binary/vanilla options)

Well it's a pretty red Monday. The rest of the week will tell if we are starting to crash down, but the chances of the overall market and DXY to drop in the next month is high. For binary options that means looking at put setups all day on a 5m time frame for the usd/jpy, eur/jpy, and gbp/jpy. On stock options, I am personally keeping an eye on BIDU. Today it opened down about 0.5% and as with the rest of the market traded down nearly 4% in the red.

Dec 5, 2014

Weekly Happenings: Binary Trading, Stock Options Trading on Fridays, and Money Making Businesses Overview

Hey traders and anyone out there looking at different things to make money with. Today was a pretty decent day for binary options as you will see in the video. Also, my options trading on strictly Friday expiry stock options went fairly well today.

Dec 1, 2014

Waiting for Capital to Build and Binary Trades Today

Well here are the binary trades taken in the trading room today. Went 3 wins and 0 losses. That is pretty good. It's tough to work on other things like the health sites and other business endeavors when all I want to do is have enough money to do credit spreads, but it comes right back to the heart of trading, which is discipline.

Nov 26, 2014

Binary Options Setups: Swing Trading on Reversals

If you are trading binary options, you need some kind of pattern or setup strategy to have in you arsenal so you can make confident choices that have a high probability of success given the criteria. Since trading is subjective, you still need to pick the best entry and pay attention to timing.

Nov 22, 2014

Well, I Took My Shot (Options Trading Loss)

Over the past couple week, ever since I went on a losing streak in mid-October as the entire stock market ran up a record amount in a record short amount of time, my goal has been to get enough capital saved up in order to do credit spreads through my new options broker. While saving up, I got greedy as I though AMZN had setup for a really nice put opportunity last week. So here is when things went wrong...

Nov 16, 2014

This Week's Stock Setups (November 16, 2014 Start)

Well, I just went to look at some stock setups and I pretty much found the same thing for everything. Since most earnings are over, the market is likely to perform similarly across the board with all indices and major large market cap stocks. Folks, we are going down for the week. Just try to find a really good entry.

Nov 12, 2014

New Options Broker and Credit Spreads/Binary Trading

What is going on. I it has been a late week as far as updating everyone, but thing have been fairly busy with everything in the affiliate marketing world as well as trading. The biggest change that is coming for me is switching option brokers. The main reason why I have chosen this new broker (TradeKing) over OptionsXpress is simply because of the fees.

Nov 3, 2014

Starting to Test Credit Spread Strategies and Binary Trading This Week

Well we have another week and more opportunities to make money. Besides working my tail off on the health sites, I am really focused on creating safe and sustainable trading strategies to use for myself as well as helping others profit.

Oct 30, 2014

Using Standard Deviation with Binary Options / Forex Trading

This is a pretty good way to help yourself predict when swing trades setup. The idea is to utilize the fixed 5 minute time frame to get a +70% accurate binary options record. All of these recommended binary option brokers are compatible with the strategy. The idea is to simply set a 2% of total trade balance risk level and try and shoot for a 2-0 record each day.

Oct 27, 2014

Trading Is A Business...Treat It As Such

What is going on traders. It's Monday morning and after a really tough week last week on vanilla options, I am coming into this weak licking my wounds. It started off by having a great binary options trading session (3-1) as you will see in the video, but today is more about building positive momentum than anything else.

Oct 23, 2014

Weekly Update (Trading Paradise went to Hell)

What is going on guys. This big up-tick in the markets was a tough pill to swallow. I had gotten myself into some long put options early on Monday and as you can see the market caught bid all the way into Thursday. Basically, this took me from $1,400 smack down to $450 from Monday to Tuesday. I should have closed there and re-shorted on Wednesday, but stubborn bull-headed emotional me got in the way so now things are dire in the account. There is a bright spot in all of this.

Oct 13, 2014

It's Trading Paradise (Weekly Option Plays)

What is going on! It was a fun morning. Overall the total profit came to around $200 after the dust settled, but it could have easily been $1,000. I got into BIDU puts on the way down and closed both strikes too early. Than I got into the 210 calls for another profit on the way up. The worst or best thing for the morning was AMZN calls that I luckily closed at only a $116 loss.

Oct 6, 2014

Starting the Week Up in U.S. Markets and Binary Trading

Well let's see what we have. I think it's good to start in a positive place so that is with binary options trading today. The morning and afternoon were both pretty good with nice setups all day. The directions all went the way they were supposed to and there were nice clean pull-backs and retraces that made it easy to follow along with 5 and 10 minute trades.

Oct 1, 2014

Getting Back on Track for Trading Bins and Options

Well after 2 near death experiences in my options account, I am back in the game with my NFLX puts paying nicely. I just needed a weak opening today and things would be great. Also, for binary trading today was awesome as we went 2-0 and our just newly opened London session went 4-0. All great stuff!

Sep 22, 2014

Starting off the Week Strong and Making Profit Daily

Well it was the puts that paid again today. No matter if you were trading equity options or binaries the short side of this market was paying. You could have bought the outright weekly puts in tsla for a gigantic scalping profit or even been in on some 10 to 30min high/low binary trades with those underlying assets and had a great morning. Also, for forex the best trading came out of the eur/jpy in the lunch to afternoon session as it made nice 3-4 five minute bar long trends sideways. It was nice.

Sep 19, 2014

How to Trade For a Living

Well, I feel this is long overdue. I want to talk about the trading week update, but more importantly I want to explain some things that every trader needs to know if they are doing it as their primary income. It's tough and you have to treat your activities as if you are a business so here is how I am doing it.

Sep 9, 2014

Week 6 Binary Trading and Equity Options

What is going on. My Monday was just too busy to get any writing done, but things have heated up even more today. I am doing my best to get this trading update out today and begin the updates for this week's entire trading status. Again, I believe this is huge because the things discussed are ways any one individual can put their own skills to the test and try to make a living for themselves. Yes, it does take money to start, but if you hone your skills, you have the power to make as much money as you want. People do it every single day.

Sep 2, 2014

Week 5 of Binary Options Replicator Results and Daily Forex Setups

Well we are starting another week in the forex pits. It's a short week with labor day closing down the volatility on Monday so we are starting on a Tuesday. That means just like a regular business holiday we have trading holidays where no money is made. The difference for you as a trader is now instead of getting a day off of work, you are a business and you get a day of potential profit loss. Now you know how your business owner feels :)

Aug 25, 2014

Week 4 Binary Trading and Insights on Forex Setups

What is going on. Well after a tough week last week it was time to get some positive momentum. That is exactly what we did today. With a room record of 6-4 and most doing much better than this, we have had a successful day on bins. This was essential to get the momentum changed back to positive. The previous Sunday night trading session went for 2W and 1L so everybody that has been trading with us is up for the week and feeling good.

Aug 21, 2014

(Week 3) Binary Options - How to Deal with Losses and Trading Update

Well welcome to the weekly trading update. This is mainly on binary options for now, but soon there may be some options spread trading results / strategies to discuss. The main takeaway of the week so far is going to primarily involve tips and tricks on how to deal with losses in this kind of derivative trading so you can mitigate draw down risks and maximize profits.

Aug 11, 2014

Week 2 of Binary Options Replicator and Overall Trading Room Updates

What is up traders. we have some great results for the replicator demo I am using on the 1st bins broker I recommend. Also, there is some interesting trading results going on in the room today for binary options. The volume was light on a Monday with no data coming out, but people still managed to make some profit.

Aug 8, 2014

Binary Options Replicator Journal (Week 1)

There will be 1 post per week that updates each day on trading results. Hey traders how is it going. Well we just ended a great day in the binary options trading room with a 4-0 record and I wanted to give some insight on a cool feature my top recommended binary broker has. It's a replicator that allows you to pick from the top 10 traders in the platform. You can let it run automated or have some control over it with the interactive setting. So far I am just throwing demo money at it and seeing how it works and the kinds of trades the guy takes that I am following with just automation. So far day 1 is a nice 1% return. The daily profit/loss will all be recorded every day in a new post as well as various trading updates.

Aug 5, 2014

Likely Scrapping Spot Fx and Going into Binary Options and Possibly Option Spreads

Well I think by the end of the week things will be more certain, but trading spot fx is proving to be much worse than using the 5 minute binary options strategy so my client and I are going to merge all funds in bins and just trade that account up. Spot is good, but you need to have at least a $10k account and an ECN broker that has 0 spread. Also, you need the $10k so you can do proper risk management (0.5%/day) balance return and still make a decent gain off of it and living if it's your primary income source.

Aug 1, 2014

Best NFP Trading Day I have Had and Weekly Trading Wrap-Up

This was a great day. Scalped on the NFP news to get 4 wins and 0 losses in our binary trading room (lions den). Also went for a couple hundred profit on spot fx at the same time. Things just setup nicely and when things are going your way, it's good to make the most of it.

Jul 30, 2014

Today's Bins Trading Results...Trading Client Account and 7.3% Return on 7 Trades Fixed Risk

Happy day everyone. Today is the first day I am taking on client account to trade with in front of the lions den trading room for everyone to follow. It was a tough day with all the GDP and Oil inventory data coming out on the NY session, but ended up getting 5 wins and 2 losses, all 5% of initial balance fixed risk trading. This is the safest and easiest way to grind up profits consistently. I wish I had started the account on Monday because we went like 15-1 for the day session last two days.

Jul 26, 2014

5 Minute Binary Options Strategy

There hasn't been a good bit of content for binary options trading, so here you go. Let me start by saying that this is going to be a way to help people trade binary options with more accuracy, less stress, and more daily volume. Whenever you can increase your trade occurrences with less risk and more volume, it will make it much easier to build a consistent profit machine with this kind of win or lose derivative.

Jul 23, 2014

Setting the Perfect Limit for Spot Forex

What is going on! It was an amazing morning after have a great couple of days to start the week. The best trade I have ever done happened overnight on the London session. Last night I had just closed out some usd/jpy shorts for about a $40ish profit and that came off a day where I scalped small for $23 of profit. The initial entry to the u/j trade was just to make another $10, but the profit exceeded that as the Asian session played well for me. After that, it was all about the perfect limit order set on the gbp/usd buy.

Jul 22, 2014

Trading Multiple Forex Pairs at the Same Time and Making Profit

Whats up traders. Here is the update on my latest trades and strategies to make money on spot fx. So from Sunday night to Monday I had made about $60 of profit going short on the aud/usd, gbp/usd, and usd/jpy. Then, I got into my first real challenge for a position that had to be held through Monday and into Tuesday. It was a short on the eur/usd for a limit profit of $24 and short on the usd/jpy with a limit of about $60 profit. They were both taken at the same time and I had about half the margin risk on the e/u compared to the u/j.

Jul 18, 2014

Spot FX for Thursday Night Into Friday Morning: Lots of Profit Beats

Great Friday everyone! Well I have been setting spot fx positions like crazy as my $30ish profit target has been getting hit a lot more over the pat couple days. It's nice to get quicker traders rather than waiting 3 days and being down $100 at a time. It's just what the market gives sometimes though. Anyway, between the close of the aud/usd shorts last night and right now we had a bunch of medium to large size winners and only 1 small $11 loss on the usd/jpy and $15 on the aud/usd short this morning.

Jul 17, 2014

Amazing....The AUD/USD Short Came In Again for 5% Balance Return

Well look at this. I have been in this AUD/USD short since Tuesday, but instead of getting into it all at once, I scaled in with six 0.1 lot entries. 3 were made down around 0.93477 and the rest were set around 0.93607. After a day the trade was about $90 loss and then barely came in for a $10 profit. I would have cleared the trade if it had dropped another $20 and been short the usd/jpy, which would have turned out great.

Jul 15, 2014

Salvaging the Day with Spot FX Short on AUD/USD

Well it was a tough day after the nice morning spot fx profit.The problem came as I started trading on the fed chair testimony and interest rate guidance. I would have made a really nice $200ish profit and had about a $300 swing in the trade balance of this forex account if I stayed in my original pre-news position which was short eur/usd.

Finally Got out of A/U Short with $98 Profit ($25 of Interest)

Well this spot fx trading is proving to be very interesting. It's Tuesday morning and my limit orders just got filled for a big profit on this A/U short trade. It was held since last Thursday at 0.66 lots and has been about $100 out of the money for most of the time. The plan is to only make $36 a trade and exit as fast as possible. Patience is key. Some trades may last a couple minutes and some may last a couple days, but the strategy seems to allow for profitable sustainable trading even if you are dead wrong on direction originally.

Jul 11, 2014

Friday AUD/USD Huge Drop: Saved Trade

Well it was an interesting week. It started off with a profit and then things got bad through the mid week and into Friday. I have been starting a brand new strategy that seems to be proving to be a really good trading technique even if you are completely wrong on direction in the short-term. The risk management is setup for about a $2,000 account and lots/trade is from 0.50 to 0.66 with a profit target of $35/trade. Every time you get the profit target, the idea is to look for another trade and just keep it rolling forever.

Jul 7, 2014

Experiencing a Little Draw-Down in Forex Markets Overnight and Morning

What's going on traders and people seeking good information on how to trade on a daily basis within the forex markets. As you saw from Sunday night's forex trading session, it was a great start to the week. However, right after closing the last profitable trade, things got a little rough.

Jul 6, 2014

Sunday Night Spot Fx: 1.8% Return...Slow and Steady

Alright, had some great directional plays in forex trading tonight. I got into some shorts on a/u and longs on u/j that both limited out at my profit targets while I was out and about. This is an awesome feeling. The plan is to keep staying small and the positions are about 20% of my max lot buying power for now and still getting a nice balance return.

Jul 3, 2014

Great Trading on NFP This NY Session (6.7% Return)

Well we had an awesome morning trading binary options and spot forex. I had a lot of indicators that made it seem that we were going to go lower on e/u, a/u, and long on u/j. As you will see in my trade history for today, these setups paid off nicely with about $100 of profit in about 8 seconds after 8:30am EST as the data was released. It ended up being very good economic indicators for the USD (dxy).

Jul 2, 2014

Huge Beat on ADP Non-Farm Employment Change: DXY Soars

Well it was a good night last night for spot forex as I got short on the AUD/USD for a nice little $80 profit, but then the greed set in and I went in on another short right at its bottom for the night. It sucked because I ended up checking on it every couple of hours and it went between -$15 and -$99. Luckily the ADP jobs added number this morning was so much better than expected and it shot the USD way up and the AUD/USD down so I closed that for another $80 profit as you will see in the video below. It was tough to hold it all night.

Jul 1, 2014

Trading Forex with Data

What is going on. This morning in the forex markets was interesting and I'll try to walk you through how a spot forex/binary options trader may have viewed the price action. First off, there was high impact news for the USD at 10am on PMI numbers. In the end it didn't move the markets, but right when it was released we swung big. That doesn't help a binary trader much, but would be good for a quick 5m forex spot trade if you get the right entries.

Jun 30, 2014

Markets Moved Opposite of Excellent Data for USD

Well this morning was the king of head fakes. However, if you believe the market will almost always go in the direction that it has been going despite the news/economic data, then today would have been a great day for you. We had the pending home sales number m/m beat by 5% and upon that announcement at 10am EST everything shot the opposite of this number in the forex world, including the DXY (dollar index).

Trading Spot FX Live Sunday Night

Well this is a good example of why you have to be patient when trading spot fx. If you stay small and set realistic profit targets then you will be able to slowly grind up the bank. As you can see I could have scalped a few times to get a couple $50 profits but held it out for at least a $30 gain on a trade that could have gone wrong if closed early. This is fun stuff though and the cost of carry is no biggie!!!

Jun 27, 2014

Forex Trading on Triple Witching Hour: Be Careful

Today is Friday, June 27, 2014 and it's a triple witching hour meaning that it's the last day of the week, last day of the month, and last day of the quarter for trading. This means you have people looking to exit the markets or look for new positions and it can make things wild. This morning wasn't too big of a volatility movement and there was not much correlation for any of the major forex pairs I watch in the NY session.

Jun 25, 2014

Big GDP q/q Revision Shot USD Down

Well it was an awesome morning for patient binary option traders. Today was my first day getting into spot fx and it was pretty cool. I am down about $100 because I had switched by bias on the USD/JPY do up just before news hit, but ended up getting out of the position and then scalping around the EUR/USD and USD/JPY to get some back. It was a huge drop in the DXY (dollar index) that made the major forex pairs I trade on move.

Jun 24, 2014

Today's Forex Trading: Could Have Made a Ton or Lost a Ton

Today, we had a very volatile forex market. This is great for scalpers that play short term trades, if they got the direction right. If they got it wrong then it could be terrible as they may have lost 20-30 pips on the volatility. So let's get deeper into what happened today and how you may have gotten faked out or succeeded in being ahead of the market moves.

Jun 23, 2014

Trying to Get Bank To Show Hand in Forex Trading this Morning

Well we were looking pretty indecive on our major forex pairs this morning on the NY session. There was various medium to high impact news on the EUR (worse than expected for most data points), JPY, and USD. The USD had a very strong existing home sales number that beat the forecast, which is what we were basing the bias on. Up to that point things were looking very confusing on hourly and 15 minute charts.

Jun 20, 2014

Tough Forex Market This NY Session: Euro Took All the Money Out of Market Already

Well this was a very difficult morning for forex directional trading. It was not that there wasn't good volume, but the volume was not very good for me at least in predicting price. The charts you see are hourly candles and sometimes I looked at 15m bars. You can see the European session had the E/U, A/U, and G/U selling off pretty good and the U/J bidding up, so by the time I started looking at what was going on at 8:30am est, it was tough to tell if U.S. traders were likely to change direction and continue with the FOMC directions (short USD) or keep going like the EURO session.

Jun 19, 2014

NY Session Forex Today: June 19, 2014 USD Selling Off

What is going on forex traders. This morning for the NY session we had some big selling that had already taken place on the USD because of FOMC statements, interest rates, and the European session went right in line with the sentiment from yesterday afternoon as it took the USD/JPY even lower and EUR/USD, GBP/USD, and AUD/USD higher. So how to trade it?

Jun 18, 2014

Forex NY Session Today: FOMC and Current Balance Data/News

Today is June 18, 2014. It's another FOMC (happens once a month) day here in the forex markets so expect high movement at 2PM EST today as we have interest rate and Yellen speeches to deal with. So far, the morning went with the 'current balance' number as it ended up being about 10 billion dollars worse than expected, which should have thrown the USD index way down and it did.

Jun 17, 2014

Forex Morning Session: USD Bought on Data

Alright, I have been thinking about how to pump fresh and new content through the smarthelping blog and so we are going to have a mid-day update of the morning forex session every single day. My perspective and engagement on it are going to be solid as I do 3 hours of morning trading with a live forex trading group so this should give people a good idea of how to trade the NY open. For the Asia session I will simply be trying to capture the other trade leaders in their entries when I can, but this will be an every day thing for the NY open.  The biggest successful days on predicting price direction over 15 to 30 minute periods has been done the best with hourly bars. So here is what we had today.

Jun 15, 2014

What You Need to Know About Who is Providing 58% of Daily Forex Trade Volume so You Can Trade Better

So trading is all about being right and being on the side of the majority of the market. In forex, 5 banks provide nearly 60% of the daily volume. The rest of its liquidity comes from retail and other institutional traders that have enough money to actually take part in inter-bank markets. This is very important for those trading binary options and spot forex with 50:1 leverage because these banks have to do certain things so they can make their money.

Jun 12, 2014

Why Will The SPX/DOW/Equities go Down Now?

Well there is no real complex answer. The market is going to go down from this string of low volume all-time highs because nobody got in on it and now that things are happening in the economic/geo political world that seem a little negative, people might actually be thinking about participating in the market. We are at very high valuations relative to recent pricing. This is why things are going to pull back.

Jun 6, 2014

Interesting Forex Markets Today with NFP

It's another fun day in the forex pits with non-farm payroll figures coming out. It didn't have much of an effect though as the number came in close to expectations and it was counter to the unemployment claims yesterday. Usually the forex market will trade off of these data points pretty heavily, but not today. The problem is there are two conflicting numbers and it put the markets at a standstill this morning. The other big news yesterday that caused much more volatility was the bank rates. The ECB or European Central Bank said they are going to charge banks to hold there cash more or less.

Jun 2, 2014

Watching for Put Option Entries on AAPL and PCLN

Well for this week it looks like we have some shake ups in the U.S. markets. It seems that the markets have hit their all-time highs and people are deciding if they are too scared to hang onto their stocks or think the pricing will continue into major bull territory. For me, the option markets are hot and ready for some big returns on put options.

Jun 1, 2014

Forex Trading with Ichimoku Kinko Hyo Cloud: With Binaries/Spot

I was browsing through some interesting looking indicators that seemed good at generating signals and ran across the Ichimoku Cloud. It's formal name is Ichimoku Kinko Hyo and it was made by a journalist. At first you see a bunch of lines and clouds that don't make any sense, but when reading more about how to use it, the thing is actually pretty useful. I used it once this evening on a binary options trade with the forex pair GBP/USD and had some good results.

May 30, 2014

Friday AAPL Options: $10 to $295: Insane Profits: My Last Chance

Well hit the option lotto today. I just wish I had more money when I did it. Trading balance was down to $22 bucks and I had just enough money to buy the 532.5 puts in AAPL with an expiry today. These weekly options are pretty insane.

May 27, 2014

On a Binary Options Streak 8 Wins In a Row

Well ever since I thought of using this new hourly strategy, I have won 8 binary option trades in a row. They are all between 30 minutes and 1 hour. The main idea is to use a few moving averages, not the 3ema either, and generate good trade bias for the time frame. To give you a little idea of how good it can be to win 8 binary trades in a row, if you were to risk 100% of your balance on each trade, it would take $25 all the way up to $2,000 or if you just did fixed $100 trades it would be about $640 in net profit. This series was done in the course of 3 days.

May 25, 2014

Scalping Around Core Position...With Binary Options (Best Hourly Strategy)

This is a technique commonly used by regular option/stock/spot forex traders that helps them lower their cost basis on a core position. All core position means is a longer term trade that has a clear bias (up, down, sideways) and is usually more money. Well, this strategy can be used with binary options trading as I have just found out. There has to be a few modifications done, but it worked out well in this test.

A Technical Look at Forex Majors This Week to Help Traders

What is going on. It's a beautiful Sunday May 25, 2014 and the forex markets are going to open up in about 5 and a half hours so here is a little bit of technical analysis in order to help traders get a bias in order to make trading decisions for the week. The hardest thing to do in trading is figure out where you are within a given chart. It's easy as pie to do when you look back on the historical pricing, but trying to do it as it's happening proves to be difficult. Here is my perspective on the charts:

May 23, 2014

Checking Out the CLMForex Web Trader for Binary Options

It's a cold Friday afternoon and I am just taking a look at the web trader that CLMForex has for non-U.S. binary traders. It's much nicer than the system they built for BINS on MT4 that I looked at a few weeks back. It's user friendly. The charts are flexible and allow for any kind of technical analysis you want as well as time frames etc...You have ultimate freedom on this platform that you can't get with any other binary options broker out there.

May 21, 2014

FOMC Minutes Today: May 21, 2014 - Will it Be Shocking to Markets?

The market is going completely sideways in this range, but maybe today the FOMC minutes (2PM EST) will trigger some kind of volatility to the downside. So far for 2014 we have gone down, back up to make new all-time highs, and then tapered back downward as of late. The pattern feels like it wants the equity market to go find a good support level.

May 20, 2014

Spinning Top Chart Pattern Setup for Options Traders (Pattern Active May 20, 2014)

It's May 20, 2014 and we are in after-hours. A pretty good chart pattern indication has come up in the stock AAPL. If you look on the 1day bars, it has had 2 strong days of buying after bottoming out last Friday at the 585 mark. Now right back up at 604 it is on pace to reverse on the 3 day surge and go lower. It could be a very good opportunity to get into some put options that expire on Friday.

May 19, 2014

Using Trading Engagement to Make Profit in Binary Options

This morning I am looking at a way to help binary option traders make a profit. The key in today's lesson or trading demonstration is getting engaged to the price action (getting a feel for it) and then placing your strong trade. The idea is to make sure your strong risk trade is still a small % of the trade balance. Your mindset needs to be small, slow, and steady with daily activity.

May 16, 2014

Passive Income Takes the Hardest/Smartest/Longest Work

Let's talk a little about passive income. This is generally thought of by the general business person as the money you earn while you sleep. In my opinion, the term 'passive income' is the most deceiving term in the English language. I'll tell you why.

Directional Trading Plays Today: Binaries/Spot Forex

Well the market has been open for about an hour and 15 minutes and so far U.S. indices and stocks have opened lower. Specifically Apple is down $5 and it needs to come down another $10 for my personal position. To focus in on forex trades, the EUR/USD and USD/JPY are looking decent for some directional plays.

May 14, 2014

Well, Back On Some Binaries and Wish I Was Non-U.S.

I am continuing to test out more short term time frames as well as end of day binary option trading strategies. So far this morning I found a nice spot for support on the EUR/USD to do a 10min high/low call that went ITM as you will see in the video below. Also, I did a few demo trades on something I can do from the U.S. which is spot forex. Ended up with one account having a $7,000 profit and the other was a $1,850 profit. This might be the next type of trading I look at as it seems to be going well so far.

May 13, 2014

Binary Options on MT4 Using New Firm (Core Liquidity Markets)

Well what is going on. I have just found a new platform that is great for anything you want to do regarding forex markets. It's the only place I know of where you have a built in binary options system within a spot forex setup. It allows you to trade forex spot, CFDs, metals, and binary options. It's a little tough to get used to, but it's the best thing out there that is regulated and has all the various high-leverage options people like.

May 9, 2014

Alright...Staying Strong with the 10% Per Day

Well we have more selling going on. The sad thing is if I held my 585 puts until mid morning, they went all the way up to 4.60/contract. I owned 5 at 0.82 so that is roughly $2,000 of profit in one day that I missed. The good thing is that my trade predictions are right and since Apple has one of the most liquid option markets out there, it is the best place to trade with the way I am doing it.

May 8, 2014

How To Trade Options? Stay Small

What is going on. I just closed out my 585 aapl weekly put options this afternoon as the stock finally took a dive after breaking below a few trend lines around 1PM est. It was not just this stock though, everything has crashed. So here is the most important thing you have to keep in mind if you are trading options like this on equities:

May 7, 2014

On the Morning Market Crash - Saved My Life

Well it has been a rough one lately, but this morning has boosted the hope of my trading as my cash had started running down very low. I was in the 575 aaple puts on Monday morning and today, Wednesday morning, it seems Yellen has sent the entire market into a mini crash here. It was very difficult to hold onto for the two days, but thankfully it worked out. I have also thought of a new risk management strategy.

May 4, 2014

Binary Options: How to Use Price Action Live

To get myself back in gear to start trading live through signalpush's trade copier, I will be doing some test binary option trades by using my top binary options broker just to get a feel for the markets here on Sunday night. Also, there is a client that wants to trade on Nadex so I am trying to give them the best advice possible in order to help them profit and they are compensating me out of the profit they make. This should be fun and everyone can make money.

May 2, 2014

Non-farm Payroll has EUR/USD Down and U.S. Markets Likely Sideways

Well it's a jobs Friday and the non-farm payroll looked strong adding 230,000 jobs and the unemployment rate at 6.3%. Also, the average earnings/wages were unchanged. This has sent the EUR/USD, AUD/USD, and GBP/USD all down (usd bidding up) and the USD/JPY flying higher. As far as its effects that it could have on trading equity options today, we are looking more sideways than anything.

May 1, 2014

Using Price Action - Live Options Trading

Alright, I used the price action in AAPL as well as some smaller position engagement to pound out some great profits this morning. It's about time as the last few weeks have been rough. Here is a really good live demonstration of the way a natural market works and how to profit from it. It's basically a head and shoulders pattern.

Apr 30, 2014

SPX/DJIA Hitting Triple Top and FOMC Statement

Good morning traders. We have FOMC statement today so we'll have to watch how Yellen moves the markets. Last month it pushed everything up pretty higher, but that would be tough to do today as the major US indices are at a triple top. The market likely buys up and then sells in the close of the week.

Apr 29, 2014

Big Volatility Intra-Day in AAPL and DJIA

Good morning. Yesterday I was looking at AAPL puts starting on Wednesday. For my personal trading I bought some puts at the top of the morning surge. If you look at the moves this market has made in just yesterday's session, the price action is like no other this entire year so far.

Apr 28, 2014

Bearish Trading Ideas (SPX and AAPL)

Good morning. Right now we are looking at the first formations of a bear market. If you look at the SPX index on US markets, the price actions shows that we finally made a lower high after having a significant pull back. What that means is we could be headed down into bear market territory with a pull back to the 1,700's.

Apr 25, 2014

Lost on Options, Made on Binary Signals

Well I am back where I was in January. Got barely any cash left and this is probably the worst month I have ever experience. It has just been loss after loss after loss with few gains in the vanilla options world. Last month was my best month ever in this space and this month I gave it all up going from a $5,000 cash balance down to $650ish including every cent in my bank account.

Apr 24, 2014

Stock Market Price Action after Apple Earnings and Forex Pricing

Alright, we had an earnings beat on Apple and they are buying back stock as well as a 7 for 1 stock split to make the stock more "buyable" for the average person. This doesn't have much to do with the future growth as the company explains that they know they have more money than they know what to do with, which means more money is not going to equal more return on capital. Bottom line is tech stocks and Nasdaq are all going up all day today.

Apr 23, 2014

Trading AAPL Earnings Today (April 23, 2014) - Strong Signal and Some Binary Option Signal Results

Good morning. It's currently 8am EST and let's take a look at Apple stock as it reports its earnings after the market closes today. This is a giant underlying asset and there are is going to be some big movement. Last quarter there was a 9% move down followed by a swift fill of that gap down.

Apr 18, 2014

Using Price Action to Trade Options on Earnings Week

What is up. Right now it's April 18, 2014 and the markets are all closed for the holiday. However, next week is a big week with Apple earnings coming out. The idea of using price action is a way to identify where the major pricing levels are, which will be difficult for the stock to reach. It's based on price action alone.

Apr 16, 2014

Managing Trades Live: Options

Here we are again today making a living day trading options. This is a lesson in high velocity options and how to manage what you are doing each day if your balance is small. 90% of traders nowadays are in this boat who would actually benefit from the type of trading I am talking about here.

Apr 15, 2014

Morning Market Sell - Options Profit: $230

Well what is going on. I didn't have enough time to get a good pre-market analysis out today, but what did we see? Yesterday afternoon the market rallied after side-ways movement and that makes it very difficult for the next day to continue much higher. It's like the market ran out of gas. So I gave up my long bias for AAPL call options and decided to go long on put options (short stock).

Apr 14, 2014

Stocks and Indices At Low Point: Good Setup for Trading

Well here we go. Here is some morning analysis for all you traders out there. It's Monday morning  pre-market on April, 14, 2014 and there are great opportunities. If you are a long-term position holder, the next few months are likely to go unchanged by you, but if you are looking for lows to go long and highs to go short, it should be good.

Apr 11, 2014

Friday's Options Trading on PCLN - Partial Fill Disaster

Well it was a rough day. Ended up net down $160, but should have made $600 and at least should of made $220. I bought the 1,150 PCLN PUTS this morning at 2 lots with an average cost of 4.50. Just after I bought them the price went to 8.80. Being that I thought the price would run down much further by the end of the day, I didn't sell them. This was a huge mistake. When you are trying to scalp options, the goal should be a 50% return.

March 2014 Passive Income Report

Well things are going slow for website sales. I am continuing to build and I know after 10 years of doing the right things, the health site and this trading blog will be making good targeted traffic that will help my later years. Until then, it's all about what active income I can make and how to parlay that into a gradual growth of monthly passive income.

Apr 10, 2014

Trading PCLN for $470 Profit and Implied Volatility Techniques

Well what is going on. I am back on PCLN weekly options and today is Thursday April 10, 2014. After a huge run up of 40 points on this stock yesterday as the Fed minutes and big price targets were set, this thing was likely to sell-off. I bought the 1,210 puts at 4.20 and sold em out at 9.20 as the stock price fell 1.5%. This has a high implied volatility also and see why that means I like options on it.

Apr 8, 2014

What is a Trading Dark Pool and is it Bad?

Well there is a bunch of news going around the markets about dark pools and how they are bad for the financial retail trading world. First, let's get into what they actually are and then we will discuss theories on why they could be good or bad.

Traders Must Use Maximum Discipline for Entries

What's going on traders and personal fund managers. Today is all about learning from my mistakes. Luckily for me it ended in a $70 profit, but I ended up risking twice as much as I wanted and making $600 less than I wanted and easily could have. It's all about trusting your instincts and making trades that make sense. My battle was with the weekly 515 and 517.50 aapl put options. Today is April, 8, 2014.

Apr 7, 2014

Options Trading Live - Why To Scalp

Well starting off the week great. I was trading aapl options (the 517.50 weekly puts). Entered 3 contracts at 1.42 and exited at 2.20 after about 1.5 hours. This is a very good lesson on why to scalp if you are going for multiple intra-day trading positions.

Apr 6, 2014

April Week 1 Options Trading Results: $1,700 Loss

Well what a week. After the previous $1,500 profit this past week showed a loss of $1,700. That is because Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I failed to exit losing trades at break even. Wednesday I could have held onto the position until Friday and made about $3,000 on the week alone. Monday and Tuesday involved trading where my break even price was reached multiple times but I wanted more so the position was held longer and lost.

Apr 4, 2014

Huge Price Action Trading on PCLN Weekly Options on Day of Expiry

Well today was insane to say the least. I was trying to get into a PCLN put option this morning around $5.00 but it just fell way too fast. The sad part is I chased it and bought 2 of the 1,200 weekly options at 4.20. It was at the bottom of a 40 point drop in the stock price. Then there was the usual 50% market correction that just happens because pricing assets is like haggling and usually there is a half retrace.

Apr 3, 2014

Trading High % Balance or Slow and Steady?

It has been a couple days since my last post. That is because the first 3 days of the week I failed miserably. On Monday's options trading you saw an $800 loss, but it got worse from there. I lost another $800 Tuesday and $700 on Wednesday. The worst part about it is each day could have been avoided with a break even or small loss. The problem was that I wanted to wait out a bigger profit.

Mar 31, 2014

This is What Traders Absolutely Hate Doing

What a complete and utter nightmare today. Lost $800 and it was completely preventable. Here is where I now digest the loss and try to move forward. It's my trading therapy time. The AAPL underlying asset did what it did last week with a little quicker turn to the sell side in the morning.

Mar 30, 2014

Starting off the Week with Forex Binary Options Session

Here we go with another strong week. I am just looking at the forex markets here on Sunday evening and mainly trying to find a forex pair that is too far extended from its average price in order to make a good directional signal with an hour expiry. My binary option trading has helped me immensely in speeding the learning process up with equity options trading. It took about 8 months of daily binaries for me to finally come to a point of comfort with regular options.

Mar 29, 2014

March Week 4 Options Trading Stats: $1,436

Well this week was a ramp up. Thing are going great and I am developing a great way to trade options much more profitably and with better risk management. This week had many different happenings. From Monday to Wednesday I was buying put options and profiting as the price actually went up, but scalping allowed for healthy profits.

Mar 28, 2014

How to Make Money in a Sideways Market Trading Options

Well if you ever wanted to know how to trade options intra-day and make money in a completely sideways market, here you go. Today the stock of choice is Apple, ticker AAPL and I was buying the 537.5 weekly expiration put options on the day of expiration.

Fund or Borrow a Personal Loan

Hey guys. Yea I know this looks like I am now becoming a loan shark, but small personal loans can be helpful if used in the right way. The company that offers a unique service to you is called Prosper. I think most loans go for under 7%. This is much better than 25% on credit cards. It works like a basic marketplace where individuals can invest by servicing a loan and collecting payments on it. For them to be able to make money, they need borrows also so that is the premise behind the service.

Mar 27, 2014

Riding the AAPL PUT Train

I literally handicapped myself $390 to start off the day as for the 2nd time in a few weeks I went to add to my position and accidentally closed it out. This morning I thought the market had more room to sell after the first 10m bar drop, but that was wrong as the price of the stock I was trading came up $5 instead of dropping that much.

Mar 26, 2014

Why to Scalp and Chart Pattern (Regular Options)

What is going on. Another wonderful day in the option pits as my morning has produced $200 of profits so far and there is still over $900 left of buying power. Here is a prime example of why you have to be a scalper if you have a small balance that needs to grow. The past 3 days AAPL stock has been in a pretty goo uptrend. Despite that uptrend, I have made over $480 of profit only trading put options. The reason why is scalping and predicting the buyers/sellers action.

Mar 25, 2014

Using Price Action with AAPL Options

Well what another great day for scalping vanilla options. It looks to be a mirror of the previous day, but with much more volatility. That was what my analysis showed in the pre-market and how I traded. For me, the entry was a little early on the weekly 535 puts, but I scaled in more lots at the days peak and it sold off hard from there through the morning.

Mar 24, 2014

Option Pit Battle Today: AAPL

What a day. Went long on this stock early morning as it announced deals with Comcast for some kind of streaming TV content or something along those lines. People bought the crap out of that news. I tried to get in at a bottom, but the market decided to price in the news down from 540 to 535 by lunch hour.

Mar 23, 2014

Weekly Options Trading Results Tracking

This will be short and sweet. To give people an idea of the week to week profit/losses in my options trading, this is where they will be shown. I have just started this new tracking on March 24, 2014 and we'll see how this goes.

Weekly Options Trading Results (All Vanilla Options) +$557.44

Here is my weekly update, which I don't know if it will be kept going or not. If I keep making money on these options every day than it will likely be a normal thing going forward. For now, the goal is to put my trading results all in one place on a weekly basis and keep track of it somewhere in an organized way. It should help me keep track of how I am doing and help viewers learn from the ups and downs of this business as a retail professional trader.

Mar 21, 2014

Scalping Continues to Payoff with Equity Options Trading

Well we have another great morning on weekly options trading with the day of expiration at hand. This means the contracts expire in a matter of hours and the prices go all over the board. My goal for Friday options trading is to buy contracts that are slightly OTM and sell them when they get slightly ITM, which worked great this morning for a $200 profit on the 530 weekly aapl put option contracts.

Mar 20, 2014

Opening Bell Options Trading +$277

Here we sit at another trading day. It's currently 10:02AM on the east coast and I have just blasted another $277 of profit on the weekly options fun. I was looking at my same chart from yesterday morning that gave me the call bias and $240 profit on the same underlying asset. AAPL is killing it for me. This morning it was time to test the lower end of the wedge within the upper regions of a downtrend channel.

Mar 19, 2014

Well +$234 But Should of Been More: AAPL Options

I did some hardcore analysis on AAPL stock this morning in order to determine an options play. After all my charts, it looked to be going straight up to 540 so the plan was to look for a low point in the morning to go long 5 contracts around 1.00. This turned out great. My new charting involves double wedge patterns. Pretty nice way to get trading bias.

Mar 18, 2014

Tough Trading Day, But Must Beat Self Ego

Well so far this week, we were doing great with a $150 Monday. Then I decided to enter some aapl puts on a day where they announced iPad may be introduced to some office market environment or something. I had not yet entered a position at this time yet, but waited for a little bit to see if the price wanted to pop any more from the initial surge.

Mar 17, 2014

How To Trade Options with Quick Directional Analysis

My morning trade was on AAPL PUT options with the weekly 520 strike. It's very important to know where the price is within a given chart because those charts are what most of the other big institutional traders are looking at to determine if they want to buy, sell, hold or do nothing. Right now this underlying asset was at the upper end of a range that was set on the earnings call.

Mar 16, 2014

Nightly Forex Signals Trading: Signals were 2/3 on USD/JPY Uptrend

Tonight was using binary options trading to go with the trend. In order to maximize the chances of success, I waited for an indication that the forex pair, USD/JPY, was in an uptrend and on the first 10m bar breakout at 8:10PM EST it starting moving in the upward direction. It took 1 trade to figure this out though as we had a high/low PUT to start the hour and ended up barely OTM. Then, the final 2 trades (high/low calls) were well ITM on this forex pair as the signals I sent were with the trend and both at bottoms in the newly formed uptrend.

Mar 14, 2014

Making Money Again on Friday Morning Weekly Options Trading

Well here we are yet again on Friday morning with the weekly options expiry on AAPL. It opened down 1% so you know that is good for me. I actually missed the first 30 minutes of market open because I had a nightmare, but still ended up catching the last 0.5% morning downturn on the stock. It's a great feels to get this profit and there is still some buying power left for later in the day. Also, I had some early morning binary options trading with a net of around $44 profit.

Mar 13, 2014

A Little Bit on How to Trade Volatility with Options (AAPL)

It doesn't really matter what underlying asset you use in the stock market to do this. I just like AAPL because it has so much liquidity i.e. a lot of real independent buyers and sellers to make up its market. This morning I successfully trade some 537.50 put options on this stock and made roughly $100 but the important thing was how it was done and this is how any options trader should be thinking.

Mar 12, 2014

What Happens Day After strong Sell-Off in Stock Market?

We had a sideways morning yesterday and then the markets decided to move far South. Tesla (TSLA) went lower after a New Jersey said they may ban the sale of this company's cars so that stock tanked again. AAPL (which I held put options on yesterday) came up 1% but gave up a lot of its gains as the entire market sold off mid-day but it did bounce back upwards in the close to end up higher $5. Now futures are headed down this morning.

Mar 11, 2014

February 2014 Passive Income Report

What is going on. This is where I show what has been up lately on various passive income streams. I don't talk about trading profit here as that is active. You will simply see what income has come in from different sources. Some of it may be affiliate commissions from this site and others might be affiliate commissions from my other niche websites.

Daily Options Trading - AAPL Options - Bins (GBP/USD, EUR/USD)

Well what is going on. It's 3PM and I am finally out of the market with a $50 profit on the day so far. On the price target set by an analyst, AAPL shot up from 530 to 538. I bought the 532.50 strike a little too early and finally got out of it as the evening sell-off ocurred. It was hard to hold onto the position, but patience prevailed and ended up in the green instead of down another $130 on the day. Also, sent out a binary options signal this morning and you can see more below.

Mar 10, 2014

Important Socks and Indices to Look At This Week

Hey, it's March 10, 2014 and we are looking at a few stocks this morning to show pricing levels and potential trading ideas to look for based on a few chart pattern strategies. Also, apparently margin debt is high so the market could be going down.

Mar 9, 2014

$282 Sunday Morning Profit on Binary Options (Tadawul and Tel Aviv 25)

Here is why it's so important to get in at a high if you going put and low if you going call within a range. Some platforms for binary trading make it hard to do this, but you can see first hand in this trading video below how good it can be when you have a line with the current price and flexible charting right besides where you trade up/down.

Mar 8, 2014

Top Way Binary Option Accounts Get Wiped - How to Prevent This

Someone who has seen a little bit about binary options and wants to learn more is probably going to end up opening an account and blowing it. The odds are against you for one reason. It's a problem that all human beings have and the word is emotions. With binary options, you have a very powerful, but very risky system to try and make profit.

Mar 7, 2014

Still Alive with AAPL Drop on Open - Trading Options Live

What a morning. I ended up surviving the week. Even though it was  -$500 week, it ended in a $200 net profit successful trade on AAPL 527.5 weekly expiration put options. I opened up my trading account this morning to see the balance of $140. By 10am it was at $540! so now there is plenty of room to build it next week and get back up to where it needs to be for proper risk management. On Monday the plan is patience and I just want to take a day where there are no entries until after Noon. I feel like it's a bad strategy to try and trade the morning unless you are risking very small % balance amounts because if you don't get the right move, you are screwed until 2PM when volatility picks up again.

Mar 6, 2014

End of Day Signals and Options with AAPL

I finally got back to my main office to do some work today. The past two days have been done remotely for end of day and nightly forex signals as well my own trading. Let me tell you that if you start working in a different area with things as emotionally taxing as day trading options, I would suggest not doing any work at all. My options trading tanked from $1,150 on Monday to $250 at the end of trading today and now I need AAPL to fall to 525 tomorrow to stay alive.

Mar 5, 2014

Trading the Market's Psychology

This morning is about psychology and trading. They go hand in hand as traders try to remove their ego and listen to the markets. Investors are either in for the long hall or out by cutting losses so what we are trying to do this morning is figure out what psychological factors are going to effect the price of stocks today March 5, 2014.

Mar 4, 2014

Day Trading with Derivatives - Analysis, Live Trades, Signals

There is not much going on as far as data in the U.S. markets today so everyone will be trading the news in the Ukraine. It seems to be going better and this has got most underlying assets up about 1% to 1.5% in pre-market and will most likely trade up into the lunch hour.

Mar 3, 2014

Stock Market Analysis with S/R and Ukraine Crisis

Well we are going to start off the week down about 1.2% as futures have dipped ahead of the news in Ukraine. The market was already at inflated levels again and just looking for a reason to sell off. The SPX futures are down about 1% as well as the DJIA futures. There is a very good chance we end the day lower than the open unless somehow a resolution happens of there in Russia.

Nightly Forex Trading Signals Session

Well we are having an average night on the forex markets here on Sunday night. The initial trade was a USD/JPY call that expired at 9PM EST and entered about quarter after 8PM EST was well in the money. This wasn't really the main client signals, but just to get things started for 1 client that wanted a trade early. Since the main goal is to make people money, he got the signal.

Mar 2, 2014

Stockpair Goes for CySEC Regulation

I know this is a little late, but it should be somewhere around here so check it out. Stockpair is one of the more unique binary option brokers because of their expiry times. Since they have gained a lot of popularity, they are now going for the Cypress SEC regulation. It will probably take a month or two for everything to go through, but it means no more U.S. clients will be accepted there. It also means they will not be offering any kinds of a bonus as the CySEC has banned that practice for all brokers.

Feb 28, 2014

$400 Profit on AAPL Weekly Options (Friday Morning Trading)

Well what is going on. What a Friday morning with AAPL surging up again in the morning. I felt this was going to happen as it was bouncing really hard off of 515 so had to go long on some aapl call options. Ended up buying 5 contracts of the 532.50 strike at 1.09 and it surged to 1.95 in about 30 minutes. Even though this price may reach 538 at some point today, I had to get out and take the $400 net profit. It was too hard losing so much yesterday to not do so.

Feb 27, 2014

Stock Market Struggling to Go Up and New Forex Signals at Night

Alright people, we see that the stock market wants to keep pushing higher, but there is too much selling going on in the market to keep any clear upward direction. Today, it looks like AAPL is going down to 480 before the next earnings call and that could drop it down to 430's if it's really bad. Note that in the short-term this stock may catch a bid around 500-510 and bounce back to the 520's or 30's.

Feb 26, 2014

Probably a Choppy Day in Stock Market

Well looking at some charts, we see that the SPX broke way up above the all time high two days ago, but yesterday came back down and resisted back at that point twice. This is a pretty good spot of resistance, but we will have to see if the stock market rejects that higher pricing level again today or makes its way back toward 1,900.

Feb 25, 2014

SPX Breaking Through All-Time Highs and EUR/USD at Top

Happy morning. It's pre-market on Tuesday February 25, 2014 and we are checking out some interesting price levels on a few underlying assets. Some recent news includes a security breach for AAPL, the SPX broke to a new all time intra-day high yesterday, and the EUR/USD seems to be at a decent pricing level to begin shorting for those on forex.

Feb 24, 2014

Technical Stock Market Analysis, Weekly Data and S/R for SPX, AAPL, GOOG

Good morning! Here we are on another Monday looking at the markets and seeing some pretty strong technical chart indications of selling off. The SPX has made a double top at the same pricing level that it was stuck at before the most recent correction of 8%. Basically, it just makes for a very strong resistance level technically at 1850. This will be very hard to mentally trade above.

Feb 21, 2014

Do We See A Red Friday in the DOW, SPX, and GOOG?

Well here we are at the end of the week and the stock markets have rallied to fill the rest of their gap down for the end of February. This puts the markets just about even on the year and at the higher end of the sideways trading range. Given all the data and economic outlook indicators, all things point to a return to the channel trend, which at these prices means down.

Feb 20, 2014

Technical Stock Market Analysis: Key Point for U.S. Markets

Well yesterday, February 19, the stock market finally failed to make a higher high after its 8% pull back and bounce back up towards the all-time highs. This means we are in a very good opportunity to get short as the markets are at the upper end of the first major lower high in awhile.

Feb 19, 2014

Is There Going to be Another Stock Market Crash?

Well don't look now but people just can't stop bringing up the 1929 stock market crash. Pro traders and investors know that the future rarely mimics the past exactly, but there could be some fundamental problems in the U.S. economy that help this market sell-off happen. Also, is today going to be the start of it?

Feb 18, 2014

Big Day for Stock Market

Well this is a very important point for the stock market in broader markets today. It's Tuesday and we just came off of an extremely bullish week of trading where markets went up every single day except for Wednesday, which was sideways. Now the correction is over and prices are moving back to the all-time highs. This is especially close on the SPX, but the DOW has a little bit to go.

Feb 14, 2014

Stock Market Topped out and Sideways Movement Seems Likely (U.S.)

Good morning traders. It's quarter to 9 EST right now and the U.S. markets are looking to go sideways as they hit close to the tops of most of the all-time highs. If you bought off the bottom in the recent correction, it's most likely time to sell if you are a trader.

Feb 13, 2014

Some Nice Stock Chart Patterns

Looking at a pure technical analysis of the markets, we are seeing a few very nice chart setups going into the opening bill this morning. As far as yesterday is concerned, I called a 98% chance the markets were closing down and the DOW and SPX both did, but not by a ton. The selling should continue going into today.

Feb 12, 2014

98% Chance Markets Go Down Today

Well looking at what happened yesterday, it is not 5 straight days of higher closes compared to opens and that is very rare. The chances that we get another buy day in the markets is low so if you are trading anything, it could be a good opportunity to look for tops early today and buy puts, sell calls, or do some high/low put binary options.

Feb 11, 2014

Result of Martingale Trading Test and Daily Analysis

Well here is what you need to know about martingale trade. I tried to use the best possible price action analysis and discipline. The result was a failure on only day 3. That means I had more than 3 losses in a row. This is why it was being tested on a demo and now it's important to listen to the data. That strategy is just not sound or viable.

Feb 10, 2014

2nd Week of February - Up or Down for U.S. Markets?

Well this should be a pretty quiet week for the U.S. markets. There is not much high impact news coming and the price action tells us that we could see some drifting in the upwards direction. Wednesday is the 10 yr bond auction and Thursday is retail sales m/m.

Feb 9, 2014

Binary Options Using Martingale

Well I have not done martingale trading since my summer run and it's time to get back into it a little bit. My plan is to just test it out and see what kind of run I can make and how much profit can be made over the next few months.

Feb 8, 2014

January 2014 Passive Income Report

Here we are again with another month in the books. As you may not know since I changed the format of my monthly income reports up, it's only based on passive income, which means making money without directly working on. Trading is not passive so it's not discussed in here. It's also designed to show people what it truly takes to build a successful website. It's not easy and too many people are saying it is just so you give them money by signing up with their affiliate related web hosting provider.

Feb 7, 2014

NON-Farm Payroll - February 2014 - Big Miss

Well everyone trades this number just because they do and today in pre-market there was a big miss in the amount of jobs created. Compared to the 185,000 expected, there were only 113,000. This has U.S. futures just about even after making a big down swing. Most likely it will sell off going into the close of trading today. Also, the EUR/USD swung up about 100 pips before falling back down.

Feb 6, 2014

Major Equities Analysis Before Non-Farm Payroll

Good morning traders. Today is the day before non-farm payroll for February 2014. So far the markets have continued to sell off except for one major tech company. It's the search giant GOOG. With positive outlook and a great earnings beat, people are taking it higher as it appears to be a cheap stock at the moment. Looking at the charts, you see parabolic movement though, which could be a technical indicator of a pull-back in one of the next 2 or 3 earnings calls.

Feb 5, 2014

Large Cap Stock Analysis

Good morning all. We are looking at another great day to make money in the markets. Today we have some interesting pricing levels for major underlying assets and will try to get a good sense of areas where there is strong support and resistance on a daily level.

Feb 4, 2014

AAPL Up, GOOG Down, DOW Sideways

Good morning. We are in for another great day of trading here as the markets are continually trying to figure out a fair price for various underlying assets.

Feb 3, 2014

Will We Start the Week with a Bounce in Stocks?

Looking at a few stocks and the DOW seems to give some good technical analysis based indications that we see a bounce to start off this week. Right now it is pre-market at 5:20AM est and most underlying assets look poised to pop up accept for GOOG.

Feb 1, 2014

What Makes a Good Trader: Stocks, Options, Binary Options

Well since I have been through the ringer with trading, one thing I learned is what a good trader has to have in order to succeed. One of the things is not luck. A bad trader needs lucks. Also, I need to explain something real quick. Investing in a company and trading are different. The type of person that would make a good investor is one that is patient and can wait for their money. It's also a person that has other income streams that fuel their investments.

Jan 30, 2014

Trading on Opening Bell - $100 Profit in 4 Minutes

Well today is GOOG earnings day after market close, but I did a little trading on the opening bell with my favorite stock for options trading. That is AAPL. This morning it opened up 1%, but the steam started to run out quick as the sellers moved in. It was an awesome swing trade that followed the 3ema pattern perfectly.

Jan 29, 2014

Who is Going To Win: Bulls or Bears

Well as the Fed is tapering, the U.S. major markets are starting to come down off their all-time highs. This is a natural correction and everybody suspected it would happen eventually. However, now there is a fight for a bounce back up to higher levels or continued dropping. Some call this the dead cat bounce. Right now the DOW and SPX are about to see if there are some real buyers here buying the dip or more investors taking profits off the highs.

Jan 27, 2014

AAPL Strangle on Earnings Pays Off and some Binary Signals

Well what a great day. I started off with a successful binary option signal (high/low put) on AAPL for my daily end of day trade. Then with 45 minutes left until the markets closed I went in on an AAPL strangle. The reason why is because I thought there would be at least a 7% move over night. So, using mini-stock options my trades were placed.

Jan 25, 2014

CySEC Removing Bonus Feature with Regulated Binary Option Brokers

Well this is great news. The bonus that some binary option brokers offer is going to be removed from operation for platforms regulated by the CySEC. The reason why is because usually when you take a bonus, it requires you to make some sort of trading volume requirement before withdrawal. The CySEC states that anything forcing a trader to trade or holds client funds until this trading volume is complete does not comply with regulations.

Jan 24, 2014

Another Sell Day for Traders - My Profit - $287

Good morning traders.  It looks like we are in for another day in the red.  There are a few factors affecting the markets.  It includes the fear of earnings miss, poor economic outlook in China, and government building holdups in the Ukraine.  If you are a trader, it is a good day to get short.  Investors just need to hold on.  Here are my important support and resistance levels for a few stocks and indices.

Jan 23, 2014

It's a Sell Day for U.S. Markets

The markets are selling off today.  It is mostly because of weak economic data.  Looking at major stocks and indices, it is time to get short.  The DOW has come down to a support level I called the other day, 16,200’s.  It doesn’t seem like there will be much of a bounce because of the economic outlook.  So today it is all about finding good tops in order to enter put options using binary option of derivatives.

Jan 22, 2014

High/Low Trading - Jan. 22, 2014

Good morning. It's currently 10:30am est and we are watching the U.S. markets some more today. Additionally, I will have some support/resistance analysis for some forex traders as well. Looking at the DOW, SPX, AAPL, and GOOG it seems that everything is pretty much in the middle for now so no good high/low entries can be made. However, I will let you know what prices are important for the rest of the trading day so you can try and profit with high/low options.

Jan 21, 2014

Rules for Trading End of Day Binary Options

I thought of some pretty good rules to use if you are going to try and trade binary options on a daily basis by using an end of day expiry. This is based on monitoring the markets on a daily basis for years and these are the rules I have come up with in order to generate accurate signals about direction. The name of the game is trends and probability.

Jan 19, 2014

Binary Option Plays for Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014

I forgot we had a stock holiday so the U.S. markets are not open on Martin Luther King day. This analysis still applies to Tuesday.

Alright looks like we are going into some sideways movement in some of the major U.S. stocks and indices starting tomorrow (Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014). If you are looking at key pricing levels to setup some binary option high/low trading, here is my analysis for you...

Jan 17, 2014

Calling GOOG Top for Monthly Options Play

Alright I am looking at GOOG stock and it is sending me strong signs of selling off going into January earnings (January 30th). Today is only the 17 and I would be looking to sell at the money strike call options that expiry in February or buy put options that expiry monthly in February.

Jan 16, 2014

Big Forex Moves Going Into End of Week and Technical Analysis (SPX, EUR/USD, USD/JPY)

We are going into the final two days of the trading week. It's currently 9:10am and you can see that the news regarding U.S. unemployment claims has got the eur/usd recovering all of its losses yesterday and the usd/jpy giving back all of its gains. This shows you how a scalp trader would be much more profitable than a position trader. The market just goes sideways too much.

Jan 15, 2014

Earnings Season Going Strong

Well Bank of America (BAC) has started the morning off with some strong earnings reports (up 3% pre-market). This is putting some heavy buy signals up as pre-market trading took AAPL up 1.5%. As far as currencies go, eur/usd has dropped heavily since 1a.m. and the usd/jpy is steadily rising. That shows strong dollar strength.

Jan 14, 2014

New Focus

Well I am going to move to a new focus for this blog. It is going to switch from focusing on my trades to being more of a daily trader resource. The main reason why is because I have had a string of bad luck trading options and need to focus on something else. My analysis seems to be sound, but for some reason it is hard for me to trust myself.

Jan 11, 2014

Weekly AAPL Analysis for Naked Options Trading

Well we are looking at AAPL stock this week. Now, the main reason why I like naked options on this specific stock is because of how liquid the market is. If you look at the bid/ask contract offers on a daily basis, it's not rare to see 40-100 contracts ready to be filled at any time during the trading day. That is a lot of money for most people.

Jan 10, 2014

Live Trading - Weekly AAPL Options on Friday - $137 Profit

Well look at that. My AAPL short bias is playing really well here. If I would have held onto my positions from Wednesday, things would be looking really nice with over $1,000 in profit. That was not the case though and I managed to get a smaller profit in on the morning bell today with AAPL going straight down the tubes.

Jan 8, 2014

Trading AAPL Naked Options - First Trade of 2014

For trading day: January 8, 2013

Well I am trying to get back to the trading game with naked options (meaning I don't own any of the underlying stock). It's a little slower than binary options and there are heavier fees, but if you can get on the right side of a trend, the potential profits are pretty large. I am starting with a smaller balance and just the fees to enter and exit a trade right now are 5% of balance. This is not even including the spread that exists.

Jan 6, 2014

Trading Binaries / Stock Options with 70% Success Strategy

Many of the long-term successful stock option traders like to identify good opportunities to collect premium. Basically, that means they are going short on a call or put option and make max profit if the value of the option goes down.

Jan 4, 2014

Hello to Trading

Ok traders, I am coming back. This is the update of my trading plan after having this big trading loss this past week.

I lost a lot of money and had decided to stop doing binary options for a living. However, some things have turned for the better financially and I am going to get back into it this coming up week with $800. The plan is to just keep trading small and withdraw my profits every day.

Jan 2, 2014

December 2013 Passive Income Report

Well what a month. I went through a lot of stuff. Some of it was good and some of it was really bad, but here we go with another month of trying to make a living online...