June 23, 2013 at 7:12 am

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Joined: Jun. 23, 2013 Posts: 1

I think were going to see a lot of volatility in the markets in the next few months!

June 24, 2013 at 11:48 am

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Joined: May. 30, 2013 Posts: 54

I totally agree – which is great for options traders, but the rub is that with the increased volatility, there’s decreased volume and liquidity in the summer months. As much as I like the obscure opportunities in micro-caps, I always make sure to stick to really liquid trades in the summer and tend to favor puts and calls on index ETFs like SPY, DIA, QQQ and IWM.

“Everyone must choose two pains: The pain of discipline, or the pain of regret.” Jim Rohn

June 26, 2013 at 11:48 am

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Joined: Jan. 23, 2013 Posts: 17

I understand that volatility increases the price swings in options that can make for either big gains or big losses. But do you think that in highly volatile times that the potential to make a profit is greater than the potential to incur a loss? Or are they about even. Are highly volatile markets usually more bullish or more bearish?

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