There is always a bull market somewhere. Take prudent risk.
Position Sizing for Effective Money Management
Most option traders FAIL because they buy too often, and don't set stop loss rules. They ineffectively manage their position sizing.
It's not just when you ENTER the market, but when you EXIT.
When you trade options you begin with a "bank", your capital to invest. Typically traders buy several options - their position- and REDUCE their bank immediately, by the option decreasing in value. They then BUY MORE in hopes of recouping their losses and soon have little money left in the bank. Sound familiar?
It's not how much you make that is important, but how much you RISK. At OEX Options we TEACH risk management guidelines through position strategy, and help teach options risk management techniques, what we call the Rules of Engagement. Using our techniques the trader learns how to evaluate position sizing. Position sizing analysis can help the trader manage risk when trading options.
Stop Loss Guidelines are how you MAKE money trading options.
Setting smart profit goals help the trader achieve profits, not watch the option 'run up" and by the time the trader is ready to profit, already be falling. Most traders don't know WHEN to sell.
The Rules of Engagement is a SIMPLE system. We teach you at OEX Options the parameters for both effective profit taking, and when to minimize your losses by reducing your position size. We teach you clear buy/sell guidelines and detailed rules for when to exit.
Effective Stop Loss and Profit Guidelines:
Almost NEVER buy above the prior day closing price. *Use a formula of # of days to hold, and stop loss by # of days
We teach RULES and method - simple, smart, and effective waysto bypass the emotions of trading.
----from "REMINISCENCES OF A STOCK OPERATOR":
"It takes a man a long time to learn all the lessons of all of his mistakes. They say there are two sides to everything. But there is only one side to the stock market; and it is not the bull side or the bear side, but the right side. It took me longer to get that general principle fixed firmly in my mind than it did most of the more technical phases of the game of stock speculation"