Author: johnny

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Dollar-Cost Averaging with Bitcoin

I hope that everyone is doing well. I apologize for my absence from posting on the Two Investing blog. However, Scott and I were discussing Bitcoin recently, during which we had some good laughs about my Bitcoin investing, and Scott mentioned that a Bitcoin update would be a great blog...

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Salvaging a Bad Options Trade

I started trading options about one year ago. In that time, I’ve traded plenty of out-of-the-money, at-the-money, and deep-in-the-money options, all depending on my time horizon and goals for each trade. I’ve certainly had my share of losing trades as well as some profitable ones. More important, I’ve learned an...

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Paper Trading Resources

I can’t promise this is a comprehensive list, but it is what I’ve found so far. If there’s any that I forgot to include, please let me know in the comments section below. I personally can vouch for paperMoney. It is a system affiliated with the thinkorswim options trading platform...

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What is PaperTrading?

Paper trading is a way to practice different investment strategies without risking real money. Before the advent of the Internet, traders/investors used to record their practice trades in paper on a notebook. These dinosaurs would check the daily Wall Street Journal and then pull out the calculator or slide rule...

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High-Frequency Trading and the Retail Investor

The recent debate about high-frequency trading that took place live on the floor of the NYSE was quite interesting. However, it seemed to paint high-frequency trading in a very negative light without presenting the other side of the argument. The two videos below from recent episodes of tastytrade LIVE provide...

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has frequently been in the news over the past year, made some very negative headlines last week when one of the major bitcoin exchanges (based in Japan) filed for bankruptcy. With this recent increased uncertainty, the average exchange rate between bitcoin and the US dollar (USD)...

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IPO Investing Update

Since investing in my first IPO, I wanted to give an update on how my IPO positions have performed. My first IPO, which I participated in through the LOYAL3 platform, was AMC. I held my position in AMC for just over 30 days prior to selling my shares for a...

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IPO Investing

As my first post for the Two Investing blog, I thought that I would comment on my recent experiences with Initial Public Offering (IPO) investing. Scott and I first looked into investing in an IPO back in 2004 when Google (GOOG) had a Dutch auction for the allocation of its...