Revived Demand in U.S. for Improved 21st Century Options Trading Tools Drives
This Successful Entrepreneur from Down Under!
Learn more about Andrew Evans, Founder of Optioneer Trading, and find out how
the frustration over inconsistent results with his own options trades lead him
on a five year quest of analyzing, testing and refining a sound methodology of
trading and easy-to-use software tool to secure more consistent results over
Article by Jacob Charles (3 MB PDF)
Do Option Sellers Have a Trading Edge?
John Summa, CTA, PhD and Founder of OptionNerd.com explores three key patterns
that emerge from a recent Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) study:
on average, three out of every four options held to expiration end up
the share of puts and calls that expired worthless is influenced by the primary
trend of the underlying; and
option sellers still come out ahead even when the seller is going against the
The data presented encourages traders to develop a selling strategy as a primary
approach to trading options.
Article as published by Investopedia (599 KB PDF)
A Guide to Understanding Opportunities and Risks in Futures Trading
The National Futures Association (NFA) provides investors considering futures
trading information and questions you should ask before making any investment
you are considering including but no limited to:
Information about the investment itself and the risks involved.
How readily your investment or position can be liquidated when such action is
necessary or desired.
Who the other market participants are.
Alternative methods of investing.
How prices are arrived at.
The costs of trading, including commission charges.
How gains and losses are realized.
What forms of regulation and investor protection exist.
The experience, integrity and track record of your broker or advisor.
The financial condition of the firm with which you are trading.
NFA Article (110 KB PDF)
The Story Behind the Financial Integrity of the U.S. Futures Markets.
The National Futures Association comments on the financial protections afforded to traders in regulated U.S. Futures.
NFA Article (83 KB PDF)