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Kirk Du Plessis

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Kirk Du Plessis's Opinion & Analysis
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These past two weeks have been tough as an options trader. Differentiating between trading an a possibly irrational market or bull market trend is sometimes very difficult to assess. We all know that...
For many people who are beginning options trading, they make the mistake of investing too much of their money in the new business. And since I get this question a lot from new traders I wanted to take...
In addition to the variety of monthly contracts available, many underlying stocks are beginning to offer weekly options. These weekly options can be employed in various trading strategies to manage...
If I could sum up the stock market performance for 2011 in one word it would be: choppy. With some of the largest percentage swings in a single year since 2008 the Standard & Poor’s 500...
As the stock market heads into the last trading week of the year, the historical performance figures actually favor the bulls slightly. Last week the market inched out a slightly gain on the YTD...
Too often I hear new traders talk about how they like to buy options that are cheap because they think it’s a good investment. I can understand where they are coming from because they relate...
I often have a hard time trying to explain how short selling stock works and more importantly, why we need it to keep the market alive. Now I understand completely the biggest hurdle that people have...
The similarities are growing by the day as I compare the historical market top indicators for the 2008 market top and the current volatility. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you...
Setting and managing price target alerts through your broker’s platform can help you be a far more productive trader. Whether you work a full-time job already or have made the leap over to...