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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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Directional Versus Not Down

By Phil McDonnell

The importance of this difference is reflected in the probability of making money.

02:13PM 01/10/13

Article

Trading a Butterfly

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell explains why the butterfly strategy is one of the best ways to trade an expected sideways or neutral market outlook.

03:32PM 01/04/13

Article

Do Stops Work?

By Phil McDonnell

Although many traders utilize stop losses, there are many pitfalls to the technique.

12:14PM 12/12/12

Article

Managing Portfolio Risk

By Phil McDonnell

Everyone loses sometimes. The key is to not lose too much on any one trade.

04:14PM 11/19/12

Video

Sticking to the Plan

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell talks about the importance of having a trading plan and sticking to it.

07:55AM 11/16/12

Article

McDonnell: How to Measure Risk When Writing Options

By Phil McDonnell

Let's talk about each of these risk metrics and understand the advantages and limitations of each.

10:24AM 10/09/12

Article

How to Analyze and Trade a Butterfly

By Phil McDonnell

The butterfly strategy is one of the safer option strategies available to a trader and is well worth learning.

03:49PM 10/05/12

Article

Position Sizing is More Important Now

By Phil McDonnell

My motto is that position sizing is the only sure way to reduce risk.

12:52PM 09/28/12

Article

Brokerage Accounts and Options Trading

By Phil McDonnell

Many traders are confused by how the type of account they have affects their option trading.

11:34AM 08/31/12

Video

Can VIX Predict the Market?

By Phil McDonnell

Phil McDonnell talks about using the VIX to predict Market direction.

08:08AM 08/17/12

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