Q.Hi Timon, I have seen a lot of flushes about options trading. What is your view about trading options? Is it something one can consider to embark on?
Answer by Timon Rossolimos:
Options trading is one of the most complicated forms of trading as you have to consider the variables of Delta, theta and gamma...
I would stick to CFDs with trading as the returns are similar and the financial instrument is a lot easier to learn...
I stopped trading Options over 8 years ago because of the complexities, unnecessary costs and time decay with the options I bought and sold...
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Q. With regards to the Cup of T and W formation, how many bars do I look at for example the Cup part to form?
Answer by Timon Rossolimos:
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It's a good question....
With the number of bars, I've noticed that it should be more than around 20 bars. This means that the price action will show not too much volatility and jumpyness.
You want a smooth rounding cup and W and not a V shape which will give you a better probability trade.
Second, If the previous trend was a downtrend, then the cup that forms which breaks to the upside of the brim, will be a medium probability trade. The reason is, any chart with a strong downtrend has a higher chance of continuing to the downside.
However, if the previous trend was to the upside, then you can expect a high profitable trade when the cup breaks out of the brim level as it's continuing the previous trend it was on.
You can think of the cup as a pause or a consolidation phase before the next trend continues
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