TK All-Star’s Blog posts

Who needs liquidity?

TK All-Star posted on 04/14/09 at 09:16 AM

Nicole Wachs explores why liquidity is important and what happens when it dries up. In my last post Is short selling bad for the market? I explained one of the positives short sellers bring to th... more


Happy Tax Freedom Day!

TK All-Star posted on 04/13/09 at 10:33 AM

Jim Crimmins marks the milestone Don your party hats – Monday, April 13th is Tax Freedom Day, that statistically special moment each year when we working Americans have earned enough income to pay... more

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Killer Online Bond Reads

TK All-Star posted on 04/08/09 at 12:41 PM

Angelo Benedetto clues you into great bond sites. If you’re a fan of Times Square news tickers, like I am, and looking to get hip to the bond world, you might be wondering: where are the best rea... more

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Short Interest and Days to Cover

TK All-Star posted on 04/07/09 at 09:59 AM

Nicole Wachs discusses some short selling stats. Welcome back to my series on short selling. If you’re just tuning in, my first post was an overview of selling short and provides details of the m... more

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Is short selling bad for the market?

TK All-Star posted on 04/02/09 at 11:30 AM

Nicole Wachs explains why short sellers play a vital role in keeping markets moving. Last time I covered a few basic points about selling short and some of the operational pitfalls you may encoun... more


Which Elliott Wave are we in now?

TK All-Star posted on 04/01/09 at 10:58 AM

If I had a nickel for every time I got this question, I’d be a very rich man. Everyone – confirmed Elliott Wavers and those totally unfamiliar with this great technical analysis tool – wants to kno... more

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Tell Uncle Sam about foreign affairs

TK All-Star posted on 03/31/09 at 12:58 PM

Tax penalties for failure to file can be steep. Some of the greatest movies of all time involve foreign affairs, most notably the king of all date movies, “Casablanca” starring Ingrid Bergman and... more

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What the heck are Corporate Bonds?

TK All-Star posted on 03/26/09 at 09:38 AM

Angelo Benedetto explains this popular bond type. Put many traders on the spot and ask: “What’s a corporate bond?”, chances are you’d get a lot of stammering, a good healthy sweat and an answer al... more

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Parse Elliott Wave’s 8-part structure

TK All-Star posted on 03/25/09 at 12:11 PM

Chris Wilson explains the elements of this classic chart pattern. Welcome back to my rookie series introducing Elliott Wave. If you’re just joining, catch up with my first post and then head back ... more


Just how evil is short selling?

TK All-Star posted on 03/24/09 at 02:13 PM

Nicole Wachs covers the basics in the first part of this series on shorting.  Is short selling un-American? Is it evil? It’s all too easy to paint short sellers as the bad guy: delighting in (and... more


Say no to the proposed Trader Tax!

TK All-Star posted on 03/23/09 at 09:37 AM

Jim Crimmins believes it would punish the just to bail out the greedy. When something is broken, as many believe to be the case with our nation’s economy these days, it’s a natural human reaction ... more

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Iron Condors on the Russell (RUT)

TK All-Star posted on 03/19/09 at 10:04 AM

Doc Maher continues his series on iron condors. Income traders: welcome back to my series on credit spreads and iron condors, two great tools for steady income in sideways markets. Last time we d... more


Iron Condors: Credit Spreads on RUT

TK All-Star posted on 03/18/09 at 10:00 AM

Doc Maher kicks off a new blog series for income traders. I wanted to start a series on one of my favorite trades, the Iron Condor (IC). For income traders this strategy is an essential tool to s... more

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Is Ford ready to bounce back?

TK All-Star posted on 03/17/09 at 10:33 AM

Doc Maher returns to his Ford calls play with a fresh move. I’ve been keeping an eye on a hypothetical Ford call trade that’s been an interesting example of how to manage a trade profitably over ... more


Calendar spreads: a time AND vol play?

TK All-Star posted on 03/16/09 at 12:57 PM

Doc Maher explains how calendars can capitalize as much on implied volatility as they do on time decay. As I mentioned in my last post on calendar spreads, all option strategies are based on one o... more

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Ride Elliott Wave for swing trading

TK All-Star posted on 03/13/09 at 10:33 AM

Chris Wilson helps you pinpoint when surf’s up on your charts.  We Elliott Wave fans have the same complaint as Rodney Dangerfield: too often, this technical analysis tool gets no respect. This b... more

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GS751 Plays the Smart Skeptic

TK All-Star posted on 03/12/09 at 09:54 AM

Nicole Wachs talks to this options swing trader about his winning strategy. GS751 has been cranking on the TradeKing Leaderboard for quite a while now, so it was great to hear about his winning s... more

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Chris Wilson of CycleSpreads joins the TradeKing All-Stars

TK All-Star posted on 03/10/09 at 10:25 AM

TradeKing adds bench strength in technical analysis. Technical analysts! We’re gearing up even more expert commentary, especially for you. I’m happy to introduce Chris Wilson of CycleSpreads LLC a... more

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Unraveling calendar spreads: BAC (Bank of America)

TK All-Star posted on 03/05/09 at 07:50 AM

Doc Maher analyzes the finer points of calendar spreads in a multi-part series. I saw this interesting calendar trade on Bank of America (BAC) by BarryChen and thought it’d make a great introduct... more


Stevenbhorse Strikes Gold

TK All-Star posted on 03/04/09 at 10:44 AM

Nicole Wachs talks to this goldbug about his winning strategy. Stevenbhorse, another TradeKing Leaderboard hero, gave us some secrets of his trading success: 1.    Steven risks no more than 10% ... more

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