Options Trading Books

Option Volatility & Pricing by Sheldon Natenberg

If I were to recommend one book to learn about options and options trading, it would be Option Volatility & Pricing by Sheldon Natenburg. This book does an outstanding job of breaking down the fundamentals of options, slowly building up to more complex concepts. Unlike many other authors, Natenberg uses very little exotic math, and illustrates many important concepts in an easy to understand manner. Many traders consider this book to be the “bible” on options trading and it is mandatory reading for most proprietary firms and derivatives training programs.

Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) website

Another trading resource is the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) website (www.cboe.com), which has many functions for all levels of traders including seminars, online courses as well as the opportunity to trade with “paper money.”

Livevol Stock Options Trading Software

The trading tool that I use to find many of my trade ideas is from a company named Livevol, Inc. (www.livevol.com). Its software was designed by traders for traders, and is an outstanding way to scan the options world for trading opportunities without a degree in computer science. Livevol excels in volatility comparisons, order flow recognition and historical pricing.

Stock Picks

Tesla Motors

If Tesla ever begins to cut back on development and innovation costs, earnings will soar.


China seems to be raising up its very own version of Amazon in Alibaba (BABA.


Roy Ward uses the PEG ratio to determine if the stock is undervalued or overvalued.

Cabot Wealth Advisory

Three Vital Tips for the Chinese Stock Market

By Paul Goodwin on September 30, 2016

As U.S. stock markets continue to drag, the Chinese stock market is an ideal alternative for growth investors. Here's how to find the best Chinese stocks.Read More >

What Fed Speeches Mean for the Stock Market Today

By Chloe Lutts Jensen on September 29, 2016

Four Fed presidents gave speeches yesterday, and every word was digested by the stock market in an attempt to better predict the Fed’s next move. With odds of a December rate hike now about even, how should stock investors prepare?Read More >

The Emerging Market Stock You Ought to Own

By Paul Goodwin on September 27, 2016

The company I’m talking about (the one that you probably don’t own) is the largest Chinese instant messaging company. It is a giant in its own right, with a market cap of $262 billion and annual sales of over $19 billion. The company grew revenue by 28% in 2015 and routinely boasts after-tax profit margins over 30%.Read More >