Category Archives for Doc Severson’s Blog

Calendar Spread Setup

How we can use the current market condition to design the right options strategy.

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A Pause in the Works?

A couple of reasons why we might see a short pause in the rally in the near term.

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Adjusting the Fly?

Today’s options “adjustment” example is for a Broken Wing Butterfly, and what I can do if the price starts to rally harder than it was originally designed for.

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Gaps and Inverted H&S

Downside gap targets might create the Right Shoulder of an inverted Head/Shoulder pattern on the S&P, with upside targets.

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The 200 Day Filter

How we can use the daily 200ma to help us delineate between Bull and Bear.

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103 Minutes to 52%

How I traded a weekly options position today that produced 52% in 103 minutes.

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Energy Reversal?

The Energy sector has been the “biggest loser” over the last 18 months, so today’s 3.5% move is a big boost. In the bigger picture, what will be necessary for this sector to reverse higher?

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Reversals and an Expected-Move Trade for Small Accounts

Reversals and an Expected Move vertical spread for small accounts.

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Inventory Management

While we take a break from the Bear Market today, I discovered a neat feature in thinkorswim to be able to better manage my inventory.

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Bottom Test or Half-Way House?

Are we seeing a re-test of the January lows, or is the recent Bear Flag a “half-way house?”

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