Options trading involve a learning curve, so if a trader tries to invest his money into options without understanding the fundamentals of options trading then he might need to face the consequences of heavy losses. Therefore it’s advisable to learn the basics first before getting involved in trading. Below are some important Options Trading Tips to consider before you think of jumping onto the roller coaster ride called options.

Common Mistake: One of the most common mistake that beginners make is the fact that if they believe that the market is bearish and is going to fall they may choose to sell call options, where as they can buy put options instead. Put options are opposite of Call options, in call option if a trader gets a right to buy the underlying asset then in put option a trader gets a right to sell the underlying asset.

hedgeHedging: Traders can use options to hedge the risks their portfolio might have. For example: if a trader has a bullish portfolio but he is worried that if the markets move downward he might be losing money, in that case he can hedge his downward risk by purchasing put options. On the contrary if a trader has a bearish portfolio and he is worried about the market moving upwards then he can hedge his risk by purchasing call options.

Strategy: If profit is what trader is looking at out of his options trading then he may consider some of the popular options trading strategies like Straddle and Option Spreads. If these strategies are employed correctly then trades can have a limited amount of losses but at the same time amount of profits can be unlimited.

Leverage: With option one needs to invest not more than 10% of the money required for investing in same quantity of underlying asset. So by investing in options a trader can manage the same quantity of asset and can leverage upon the unused money.

Options Paper Trading: If you are a beginner or you believe you have a money making strategy, in any case it’s better to test your instincts before you choose to invest your own money into options trading. With options paper trading or online simulations a trader can test his strategy without investing his/her own money.

These are some of the tips that can guide you before you start investing in options or while you are trading in options.

Due to a declining economy in the United States, more and more people are looking to invest in Gold Dollar Coins. The price of gold has risen over the past few years and people need something to preserve their personal wealth. Here are some reasons to invest in Gold Dollar Coins.

coinsThe american buffalo coin became available to purchase in the United States in 2006. Before they were possible to buy, gold investors could only order 22-karat gold coins. 24-karat gold coins are considered softer than 22-karat coins, which makes it harder for them to stand up to circulation. This caused US investors to buy 24-karat maple leafs coins from Canada. Soon after, the US Mint release the american buffalo coin.

To find gold bullion coins online, use a search engine and look at the results that appear. A person may get lucky and find gold coins through for sale auctions on ebay.com. If none are available on ebay, try searching for buffalo gold coins. Another place to look for gold coins is through a us gold dealer. They typically offer a wide selection of buffalo gold coins. Do not purchase gold coins from National Collectors Mint. They are only coated in a thin layer of gold, and are not 99.99% pure gold. The gold coins cannot be used as a legal tender in the United States, and they are not an official US Mint.

Every gold coin’s content and purity is recognized by the US Government. Since every gold coin must contain at least one ounce of 24 karat gold, this makes them America’s investment grade gold bullion. In the event of an emergency, the gold coins can be sold and traded all over the world. Gold coins are a great coin to add to a person’s investment portfolio.

Gold Dollar Coins are simple to invest in and are less risky than stocks. Its best to invest in them now before the price gets too high. Gold Dollar Coins coins are also easier to store and trade than gold bars. Plus these rare coins are not taxed, since they are considered a collectible. With financial uncertainty affecting most of the United States, its best to be prepared with a safe investment.

Trading options has many benefits when compared to other investment vehicles. Option gives a trader liberty to invest in favor of a specific direction in which market will move. For example a trader can forecast that a financial security will be trading above or below a particular price 5 months from now and invest in options accordingly.

In United States an option contract includes 100 underlying asset’s units, so with very little amount of investments a trader can control good number of underlying asset position. Because of this reason trader loves the leverage that options provide and that remains to be one of the top reasons why traders would choose to invest in options over any other type of investments.

There is a learning curve involved and because of this reason a trader requires to be careful before investing in options. So by investing in options if one can make a fortune then there is also a possibility that one can lose huge amounts of money by investing in options. Therefore ignorance is not bliss in case you are considering investing in options.

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Option Strategies

If you are aware about the fundamentals of options you can begin learning some strategies that can be employed while trading options. Firstly, there are call options for the traders who are bullish about overall market or a particular asset; on the contrary, if a trader is bearish about the markets or a particular asset he/she can invest in put option. Straddle and Option Spread are the two strategies if used correctly can help the trader to put a limit on the losses that he/she can make and at the same time trade can give unlimited returns.

Option Pricing

Option pricing is based on the performance of the underlying asset it is representing. Usually the price or premium to be paid for an option contract is not more than 10% of the investment of the actual asset price. So even if a trader wants to invest in a particular stock he can select a strike price and can invest in options which would be 10% of the total investments and he can use the remaining money to invest in something else until the contract end date.

At times it is difficult to decipher whether a hiccup in the economy that occurs is positive or negative. In many instances it can be both, similar to a battery being positive on one end and negative on the opposite end. As you know for the last ten years or so, the “in-thing to do” has been for corporate America to downsize employees as a means of cutting lavish spending rather than stakeholders monitoring the expensive taste that many CEOs have developed.

This downsizing/merging usually means that if a department is eliminated from the budget then it will become another department’s responsibility to absorb that work and keep the business flowing as usual. We think you will agree that this is a positive money glitch for the corporation (less money being spent on salaries) and a negative for the employees (that now find themselves without jobs).

Ten years ago, when this seesaw effect repeatedly began employees were a little disgruntle maybe, however with adjustments they were able to take on the workload of the job positions that were eliminated. A good analogy of this would be that if one places a few grains of salt in water one will not notice a drastic difference in taste. However, imagine placing a few grains of salt in the water consistently every month for ten years. Eventually, one will have salt water instead of the good drinking water from the beginning. The same thing happens when things are too positive or too negative. Note, that this thought will be examined further.

But, for now many Americans are saying they are happy to have a job during this recession. We agree that by all rights you should have gratitude for being employed when so many others are not. However, if you’re grateful, yet feeling that you are overworked and under paid; chances are that you are absolutely correct. The Labor Department has issued its productivity figures for the second quarter a week ago. Those figures show that our present workforce produced 6.4 percent more goods and services in the second quarter this year than this time last year.