TK All-Star’s Blog posts

Here’s What a Sell Looks Like

TK All-Star posted on 06/19/09 at 02:35 PM

Jeff Clark hunkers down in the sellers’ camp for the near-term. My Saturdays always start off the same way... I wake up a couple hours before the rest of my family, fire up the computer, and spen... more

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Watch those market stormclouds

TK All-Star posted on 06/18/09 at 09:37 AM

Pinnacle Digest's Alex Smith is keeping one peeled for trouble in these markets. We’ve been consistently amazed at this market’s resilience. Despite a few days of weakness last week, the markets ... more

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Stocks versus bonds

TK All-Star posted on 06/17/09 at 09:33 AM

Nicole Wachs explains the difference between two forms of corporate financing through public markets. Why would a company choose to issue stock to investors versus bonds? What parts of the deal ma... more

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Market, Stop and Limit Orders

TK All-Star posted on 06/15/09 at 10:31 AM

Nicole Wachs tackles the difference between these order types. What’s the difference between a stop and a limit order? What about a stop-limit, trailing stop or market order? It’s easy to get con... more

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Key to Estimated Tax Payments? Pace Yourself!

TK All-Star posted on 06/12/09 at 10:32 AM

Ignore guidelines at your own risk, warns Jim Crimmins If you’re a sports fan, you can’t help but be impressed by how the world’s best athletes pace themselves through each season to preserve as ... more

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Hang on, bears! We may be near a top.

TK All-Star posted on 06/12/09 at 09:26 AM

It's hard to be bearish right now, especially with the market continuing to press higher in the face of multiple negative indicators. Many analysts will point to the persistent bid beneath the mark... more

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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

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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

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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

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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 PinnacleDigest.com to the TradeKing All-Stars crew! PinnacleDigest.com 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

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