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Phil McDonnell

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Phil is a professional options trader and contributes regular commentary to the Daily Speculations web site. Prior to trading professionally, Phil was a software developer for Dollar/Soft, a financial software company specializing in options software for equities, indexes and futures. He also wrote the book, Optimal Portfolio Modeling, which was published by Wiley Trading in February 2008.

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How the Reflection Principle Applies to Trading

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell talks about how the Reflection Principle can be used to analyze Stop Losses, Profit Targets and Option Exit Strategies.

08:07AM 07/20/12

BBBY: Home Furnishing Is Hot

By Phil McDonnell

At this market juncture the home furnishing stocks are doing well.

03:06PM 07/02/12

Playing the Curve

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell talks about using Delta and Gamma to Control Risk and Hedge.

10:22AM 06/15/12

Why Losses Count

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell talks about why avoiding lossesis more important than focusing on wins.

07:59AM 03/16/12

When to Use a Spread

By Phil McDonnell

The key for an options trader is to know when to put on a protective hedge to manage risk.

12:16PM 12/30/11

How to Trade Butterfly

By Phil McDonnell

How Phil McDonnell trades Butterflies

08:31AM 12/16/11

Delta Gamma and Theta

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell discusses the inter-relationship between Delta,Gamma and Theta.

08:14AM 11/18/11

Managing Your Options Portfolio

By Phil McDonnell

This is how to find the ideal size and number of positions for your portfolio.

10:37AM 11/11/11

What Drives Market Movements

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell talks about what macro factors are driving the markets today.

07:50AM 10/21/11

Which is Better, Straddles or Directional Plays?

By Phil McDonnell

Let's take a look at the pros and cons of both straddles and directional plays, and also when these techniques should be utilized.

11:42AM 10/12/11

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