Monthly Archives: May 2014

Options Strategies for Spot Traders (Part 3 of 4)

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Using Short Options as Stop Orders Although options are complex financial instruments, traders who are new to options can use them for very simple, yet effective strategies.  One straightforward options strategy that can help spot traders decrease risk and protect profits is using buy and sell stop orders to liquidate spot positions. Consider the following […]

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Option Strategies for Forex Spot Traders (Part 2 of 4)

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Using Short Options as Limit Orders Although options are complex financial instruments, traders who are new to options can use them for very simple, yet effective strategies.  One straightforward options strategy that can help spot traders decrease risk and maximize profit is using buy and sell limit orders to initiate spot positions. Consider the following […]

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Option Strategies for Forex Spot Traders (Part 1 of 4)

Introduction Options are very powerful trading vehicles when bought or sold individually.  When used in combination, like in spreads and other multi-leg strategies, options can create virtually any risk/reward profile imaginable.  As such, these instruments can be a hugely valuable tool for Forex spot traders to maximize the profit and minimize the risk of their […]

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