Derivatives – Play it Safe

Derivatives are one of the most powerful tools you can add to your trading toolbox, however, you need to have a thorough understanding of strategy and risk before you dive into the derivatives market. In a nutshell – a derivative is generally a contract rather than an asset. This contract directly relates to the asset, which … Continued

Protective PUT Option

How Does a Protective Put Work? When you purchase a Put Option over shares you own, you are effectively ensuring your shares against loss because you have the right to sell your shares at an agreed price at any time throughout the life of the Put Options contract. In much the same way as you … Continued

How does Leverage Work with your Money

How long would it take you to save up the money to buy a house or a car if you had to purchase in all cash? For most people, it would take a lifetime. This is why we need to use leverage. In very simple terms….leverage is spending a little to buy a lot, or … Continued

Day Trading: Is It Really For You?

Something I found a few students in our last weekend stock option trading course were focussed on was that of Day Trading, perhaps without the realisation of what exactly it entails. Before deciding which type of trader you would like to become, you need to realise that the quality of your lifestyle very much depends … Continued