Options Investing 101 – Part 3

What does it mean to be exercised or assigned on an option transaction?When you buy an option you have the right to either purchase or sell stock at a predetermined price. When and if you choose to purchase or sell stock at that predetermined price you are said to be "exercising your right".When you [...]
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Options Investing 101 – Part 2

What is the contract size of an equity option?The contract size of an option refers to the amount of the underlying asset covered by the options contract. One option is equal to 100 shares unless adjusted for a special event, such as a stock split or a stock dividend. What is open interest?Open inte [...]
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SUGAR Tumbles And Lost Sweetness

Loss-making Sugar Bun Corporation Bhd (SUGAR : stockcode 7036), which was queried by Bursa Malaysia on Oct 30 following the recent surge in the prices of its securities today tumbled by almost 30% (dropped by RM 0.88) from last Friday's closing of RM 2.94 to RM 2.06 at lunch-hour closing wiping out [...]
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History Of Options Trading – Part 2

Chicago Board of TradeIn the late 1960s, as exchange volume for commodities began to shrink, the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) explored opportunities for diversification into the options market. Joseph W. Sullivan, Vice President of Planning for the CBOT, studied the over-the-counter option market a [...]
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History Of Options Trading – Part 1

Ancient OriginsAlthough it isn't known exactly when the first option contract traded, it is known that the Romans and Phoenicians used similar contracts in shipping. There is also evidence that Thales, a mathematician and philosopher in ancient Greece used options to secure a low price for olive pre [...]
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Options Investing 101 – Part 1

While option trading is being seen and treated as something which is rare like Dinosaur in Malaysia (Singapore has been mooting this option trading for quite sometime but have still to set a concrete plan to introduce it), it was started in United States since April 26, 1973 with the establishment o [...]
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It's MappyHour With Cheap Beers & Beverages

You've been working from Monday to Friday. After squeezing your brain-cells for the last 5 days to enrich your boss, you need to rest & relax. Or after days of intense trading the equity/stocks market, you made some profits, or loss. Or it's payday and you need to spend away your money. Either w [...]
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Rules On When To Sell And Take Profit

Remember this mantra for selling : "Bulls make money and bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered."Sell early to lock in gains. It's better to leave money on the table than to get out late.When a stock goes up 20% or more in the first three weeks after a breakout, you should hold it for at least e [...]
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Concern On Dow Jones Downtrend

U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with the Dow posting its longest losing streak in more than a year, as jobs data showing strength in the economy raised worries the Federal Reserve may need to resume raising interest rates.The Dow closed below 12,000 for the first time since October 18. A jump in oil pri [...]
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Take Money Off The Table – ISRG

I've decided to lock-in profit since my trade has made money for me today. Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) which gap-down against stocktube research reached lower than lowest of the day of gap-down on 31-Oct-2006 prompted me to take a bearish position by buying Nov 100 Put. The support is at $96, hen [...]
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