TK All-Star’s Blog posts

Why chase pennies on covered call sales?

TK All-Star posted on 06/10/09 at 11:12 AM

Mark Wolfinger offers some constructive criticism.   Recently I noticed two Trade Notes from TK client WeirdUncleJesse, both covered call sales. Not too long ago he sold to open 20 June $15 LDK ca... more


Turning rookie luck into a plan

TK All-Star posted on 06/08/09 at 10:37 AM

Nicole Wachs talks to Lorien, recent Leaderboard entrant, about her strategy Lorien roared onto the TradeKing Leaderboard recently and caught my attention for an All-Star profile. Turns out Lorien... more


Fine-tuning your calendar spreads

TK All-Star posted on 06/05/09 at 10:55 AM

Mark Wolfinger explains why selling options now might not be as juicy as before. TradeKing client KM6 thinks the market’s current rally is unsustainable and wants to trade that sentiment using ca... more

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Jeff Clark / Growth Stock Wire joins All-Stars

TK All-Star posted on 06/03/09 at 12:44 PM

Join me in welcoming Jeff Clark to the TradeKing All-Stars team! Veteran trader Jeff Clark is author of Growth Stock Wire, a daily read providing investors with a pre-market briefing on what he be... more

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Tougher times for covered calls?

TK All-Star posted on 06/02/09 at 01:55 PM

Mark Wolfinger explains why selling options now might not be as juicy as before. Trader Network veteran Spshapiro asked an interesting question in the forums recently: why is it tougher to sell c... more


How do stock prices impact companies?

TK All-Star posted on 06/01/09 at 10:39 AM

Nicole Wachs explains the difference between IPOs and the secondary market. Sometimes, in deep-diving into a topic, you lose sight of big-picture ideas. I was asked a very interesting question at... more

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Where is gold headed next?

TK All-Star posted on 05/29/09 at 12:24 PM

Aaron Hoddinott weighs near-term prospects for gold. Gold has been a very frustrating commodity for many investors this year. The precious metal has yet to settle, but for a brief moment, above $... more

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For summer fun, visit Deductionland!

TK All-Star posted on 05/26/09 at 12:21 PM

Jim Crimmins dissects tax savings on T&E (travel and entertainment) Welcome to Deductionland, America’s tax-smart theme park! Thrill to the Accelerated Depreciation roller coaster! Splash d... more

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How to set your ROI targets

TK All-Star posted on 05/22/09 at 12:49 PM

Mark Wolfinger explains the difference between “reasonable” and “greedy”. Lots of discussion lately on TK about what your target ROIs for trading should be. I thought I’d jump into the fray and r... more

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Pinnacle Digest joins TK All-Stars

TK All-Star posted on 05/21/09 at 12:13 PM

Join me in welcoming to the TradeKing All-Stars crew! is a leading online financial magazine and social network for investors in North America. (For all you ... more

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Option rookie? Here are some pointers.

TK All-Star posted on 05/19/09 at 02:04 PM

Mark Wolfinger tackles an option beginner’s questions. I came across some great options newbie questions from Darkenedforest in the forums. This makes for a great opportunity to cover some option... more

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Stock goes up…option does zip?

TK All-Star posted on 05/18/09 at 09:35 AM

Mark Wolfinger explains what’s happening “under the hood” in this scenario. I came across an interesting question from Carter in the TradeKing forums and thought I’d tackle it as my first All-Star... more

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Mark Wolfinger joins TK All-Stars

TK All-Star posted on 05/14/09 at 09:19 AM

Get ready for another wave of fresh talent joining TradeKing All-Stars. Today I’m happy to introduce Mark Wolfinger, a former options market-maker and current options educator, to the All-Stars cre... more

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Cap Gains Tweaks Spell Trouble for Traders

TK All-Star posted on 05/13/09 at 03:47 PM

Forex traders most likely to feel the pain, says Jim Crimmins In the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime (we hope) economic crisis, where the number of zeros behind the various bailout and stimulus pac... more


The uptick rule: part 2

TK All-Star posted on 05/12/09 at 10:08 AM

Nicole Wachs votes “yes” on reinstating the uptick rule for short sellers. This is my sixth and final post in a series on short selling and the uptick rule. We’ve talked about why short selling is... more


Cash flow fundamental analysis, part 1

TK All-Star posted on 05/07/09 at 04:27 PM

Dr. Smoller digs into present and future values.  How do you determine the “real” value of a stock? So many factors impact a stock’s price: market psychology, buying and selling pressures in trad... more


Dr. Margaret Smoller joins TradeKing All-Stars

TK All-Star posted on 05/05/09 at 07:14 PM

TradeKing gets down to fundamentals – analysis, that is.  Can you confidently parse a company’s income or balance sheet? What’s P/E or beta? In today’s tough markets, digging through a company’s ... more

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TradeKing / OIC on the road!

TK All-Star posted on 05/05/09 at 10:06 AM

Nicole Wachs and the OIC hit D.C. and NJ with great educational sessions. I’ll be traveling with the Options Industry Council quite a bit in May, so I wanted to be sure to get the word out about ... more


Give your strangle a directional spin

TK All-Star posted on 04/30/09 at 10:40 AM

Doc Maher discusses how choosing your strikes can put a bullish or bearish spin on your strangle.  I love it when All-Stars can get specific on a real-world trade by one of TradeKing’s clients. I... more


Trade the post-earnings snooze with calendars

TK All-Star posted on 04/28/09 at 09:42 AM

Hello, traders. It’s been a while since my last All-Star post, but I’ve teamed up with TradeKing blog editor Jude Stewart to help me get my thoughts down on paper (or Word doc) a little faster. So ... more

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