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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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The Importance of Correlation

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell discusses the importance of correlation in reducing risk,diversifying and option hedging.

08:29AM 08/19/11

Is Gold or Silver Better

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell discusses whether GLD or SLV is the better trade at this time.

08:13AM 07/15/11

How to Evaluate an Option Play

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell looks at how he evaluates an option trade with EEM as a specific example.

08:23AM 06/17/11

Portfolio Cushions and Stop Losses

By Phil McDonnell

Money Management Ideas from Phil McDonnell

10:46AM 05/20/11

Why Delta Is Important

By Phil McDonnell

OptionsProfits contributor Phil McDonnell discusses how to Use Puts and Calls to hedge stock and other options.

10:41AM 04/15/11

Position Sizing

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell explains how capital, buying power and risk tolerance determines position size.

09:36AM 03/18/11

Options 101

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell talks about the difference betweenbuys and sells on puts and buys and sells on call using Occidental Petroleum as an example.

08:27AM 02/18/11

Calendar Rolls as a Defensive and Offensive Strategy

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell discusses Calendar Rolls with a specific example using Bank of Hawaii (BOH) options.

08:37AM 12/17/10

How to Hedge a Stock Position with Options

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell contributor to OptionsProfits, discusses how to protect equity positions with options strategies.

10:44AM 11/19/10

Conversational Greek

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell talks about the importance of Greeks: Delta, Gamma and Theta.

08:30AM 10/15/10

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