Market Musings

It's where I share all my best stuff, educational articles, market insights, ideas and everything else that matters for happy trading.

Why Should You Paper Trade Options?

Investing and Flying are similar, in some ways.

Many new traders doubt if Paper Trading is still relevant? Does it do any good at all? They claim that it is a different “feel” when your actual hard earned money is at risk.

“Your emotions are your biggest baggage when it comes to trading and investing and so you need to go through the “real-pain or gain” to know “how it feels like” to be a trader”…many think that way…

There’s...

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Is SE stock ready to rally? Here is how to profit in a smart way

The SE (Sea Limited) stock has fallen from a high of $372 to $222 at the last close. That's a big 40% crash. Yes, the company did experience an spectacular move during post covid-19 market rally, but the recent crash is more in line with the overall growth stocks taking a hit. Stock dropped to $200+/- before rallying 10% during the recent weeks.

Did it find a support? Is there any bullish opportunity?

According to Yahoo Finance:

Sea Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the...

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What To Do After Tech Shares' Big Sell-Off

What a rally and what a reversal!

Just a day ago after FOMC announcement, most of the indices staged a strong rally...

And a day later, most gains were reversed especially on NDX-100 which makes up for the bulk of technology stalwarts. 

AAPL, MSFT, GOOG, FB, AMZN, ADBE amongst were the big cap losers on Thursday which is reflected in overall performance of NDX which was down 2.6%! 

I decided to do a quick YouTube live to share my perspective.

Watch below to learn followings:

  • How to...
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How do I become a profitable options trader?

How do I become a more consistently profitable trader?

This a question I am asked time and again.

So, I was going through my Rising Star and Options Market Wizard interviews to find answers that are relevant to current times, I thought to revisit an article I wrote almost 15 years ago in Jan 2007. Given the longest bullish market we experienced in the last decade and meme stocks gaining popularity amongst many other things, I found this to be more important now than ever and tend to confirm...

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Meet SK - OptionPundit's Newest Market Wizard!

It is always very pleasing to see real traders who climbed their way from inconsistency to consistency, from not so successful to trading options successfully or beating the odds to make it. SK is one of those OptionPundit students who are passionate and are committed to their success and it's been an absolute joy to have SK as a mentee.

You see, almost every investor knows about Warren Buffett, George Soros, Ray Dalio, Bill Ackman, or other billionaires Wall Street stock wizards. But what...

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This is What's Stopping You from Making Money

Why do most traders lose money, even though they have time tested trading system with proven strategies?

A lot of this has to do with how they manage their emotions once they are in a trade. Let's dive deeper to understand what goes on in a trader's mind.

The majority of us have spent a great amount of time searching for the holy grail in trading.

We are attracted by the amazing news in media that so and so has just made a big fortune from the stock markets. We are amazed by their trading...

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5 Things I Wished I Knew Before I Started Trading

There is a saying that 90% of the retail trader and investors tends to lose money. Why is it so?

And what does the 10%, who makes money, do differently?

In this video, I will share with you the 5M framework:

  • Mindset
  • Money
  • Method
  • Mentor
  • Move

Use the 5M framework to help you become the best trader you can be.

Enjoy :)

By the way, have you registered for your FREE 4-Day Options Bootcamp?

Here is the link to register -> https://www.optionpundit.com/masterclass

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How Lui Made Over +US$1 million in Profits

Almost every trader knows about Warren Buffett, George Soros, Ray Dalio, Bill Ackman, or other billionaires Wall Street stock wizards.

But what about the real traders from Main Street?

Are there any success stories worth emulating?

Find out more as I answer this question by conversing with top real traders that I had the good fortune of either mentoring or working with.

This special series is called "Options Market Wizards" where I will introduce you to some good traders who...

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How to pick stocks to invest?

Everybody wants to be the next Warren Buffett but how do you actually get started? There are a few thousand companies listed in the US alone! How do you start screening and filtering companies?

Find out more as I explained this in the session answering common questions such as:

  • How do you find stocks?
  • 3 main ways to search for stocks
  • When and how to use Iron Condor? 
  • Understanding your investing view
  • Q&A

Share this with your friends or trading buddies so they can learn...

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Is Options trading dangerous?

It's a human tendency to cross-check whenever we encounter something new, whether if it is dangerous, read up reviews on it before giving it a try.

It is even more human nature to assume everything unknown to be dangerous. This could be a good habit and it can definitely save us from certain disasters.

However, how we come to the conclusion that something is dangerous matters a lot. Turning away from new knowledge simply because you assume it’s dangerous is no way to make you a better...

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