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Beth Gaston Moon
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With more than a decade of experience as a financial journalist and market analyst, Beth Gaston Moon writes about stocks and options from her home in Chicago, IL.

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Recent Articles

Monster Beverage Options Spike on Takeover Buzz

May. 1, 2012, 8:40 am EDT – Option players opt for Monster call options and Coca-Cola put options as rumors spin of a massive beverage buyout. More 

4 Stocks to Watch as Debt Drops and Spending Rises

Apr. 24, 2012, 12:28 pm EDT – Household debt is at multi-year lows and consumer spending is rising. These names are ones to watch amid these trends. More 

Now It’s Dollar Stores Vs. Drugstores

Apr. 20, 2012, 11:41 am EDT – If Dollar Tree's move into pharmacy services becomes a trend, drugstores face a serious challenge. More 

What’s the Deal With Safeway Options Activity?

Apr. 19, 2012, 8:44 am EDT – Options volume has surged in Safeway as speculative traders attempt to buy in before the company's next strategic announcement. More 

What are Options Contracts?

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:26 pm EDT – When you purchase options contract, the price quoted will be per share and not per contract. Here's a simple calculation to determine options contract price. More 

Choosing an Options Broker

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:25 pm EDT – Before you open an options trading account here are a few considerations you'll encounter when choosing an options broker. Getting approval for trading options. More 

Options Trading Strategies

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:23 pm EDT – There are many fairly complex options trading strategies. Here's a listing of options trading strategies for novice and seasoned options traders. More 

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Options

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:21 pm EDT – In addition to risk, time decay, and overly aggressive positions, there are a few other common mistakes that option traders make. Avoid these Options Mistakes. More 

Understanding Options Risk

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:20 pm EDT – By understanding options risk, you can become a better and more profitable options trader. While big returns are achievable savvy traders understand the risk. More 

How to Read Options Quotes

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:18 pm EDT – How to read options quotes and make sense of open interest, volume and expiration cycles. More