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The Complete Guide to Using Tick Charts

While most traders are accustomed to looking at time based charts, there is another option, the tick chart. This way of looking at the markets is incredibly effective for day traders.

Ground Rules for Speculators Using Hedging Techniques As a Risk Management Strategy

While hedging techniques are great, there are no guarantees when it comes to trading. These techniques are designed to help minimize your losses. At the same time, you must have realistic expectations of what they can do for you.

Who Is Called a Speculator?

One definition of a speculator is someone who wants to profit from the price discrepancy between hedgers. Speculators fall into two categories: large speculators and small speculators.

Analyzing Your Opponents and the Market

Futures predate stocks by several thousand years. One of the earliest recognized futures transactions was the Chinese rice futures of 6,000 years ago. In the seventeenth century, Japan instituted the first organized rice futures exchange. Japanese merchants would store rice in warehouses for future use. Warehouse holders would in turn sell receipts against the stored rice.

Convert a Collar Trade Into Ratio Backspread

There are three potential scenarios for the collar position here: We can hold it until expiration, we can walk away from the trade once our target price has been hit, or we can convert it. In the preceding example we converted the collar trade into a bull call spread. In this example we will convert the collar into a ratio spread, also known as a call backspread.

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