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  • Trading options for income: VIX impact on outcomes
    Trading options for income: VIX impact on outcomes
    In our quest to understandtrading options for income, we often wonder when the VIX is trading within a certain range what the probability will be that the underlying will close or touch outside the 1 SD (standard deviation) expected move for a...
  • Trading options for income: Adjusting strangles
    Trading options for income: Adjusting strangles
    In our quest to understandtrading options for income, we often consider various methods for adjusting positions when being challenged. In this article, we look at adjustments to short Strangles.A short Strangle is an undefined risk option strategy...
  • Russian warship: Spy ship docks in Havana Harbor
    Russian warship: Spy ship docks in Havana Harbor
    Russian warship docked in Havana Harbor on Thursday. The ship entered the harbor in Havana, Cuba unannounced. According to the Chicago Tribune on Feb. 27, it is the latest show of strength from the longtime foe of the United Sates.The Viktor...
  • Research Gone Bad
    Consistent income trading options: Research gone bad
    In our quest to understandtrading options for income, the topic of this article is that conclusions based on inadequately designed research, presented by third parties, can often be more harmful then helpful. Recognizing some of the pitfalls can...
  • SPY Strangles - Weekly vs. Monthly P&L
    Consistent income trading options: Weekly vs. monthly SPY short strangles
    In our quest to understandtrading options for income, the topic of this article is to compare Weekly vs. Monthly income from short Strangles.A strangle is an option strategy in which you sell OTM (out of the money) Call and Put options. It is an...
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
    'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Movie Review
    Didn’t Paramount Pictures get the memo? The Cold War is over. As far as spy thrillers go, ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ reminds me of somebody shopping for an automobile. They walk on a car lot with their heart set on a Lexus and...
  • 6 Internet sites for counterintelligence research
    6 Internet sites for counterintelligence research
    Internet searching and Data Mining are key features inmany homeland security initiatives. It is used to detect fraud, assess risks, and for accumulating an information base on terrorist groups.Basically, data mining uses data analysis tools to...
  • Portfolio Protection
    Option Basics - Portfolio Protection
    In our three part segment on Risk Management, we previously discussed Option Basics - Position Size and Option Basics - Asset Protection. In this segment, we will discuss how to properly protect a large portfolio of assets.When you have a large...
  • Monitoring station
    GOP Senator warns: Obama to enhance Russia's capacity to spy on U.S.
    In an op-ed published Tuesday at USA Today, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., warns the Obama administration is considering a proposal that could enhance Russia's capability to spy on the U.S. using technology installed within the nation's...
  • 16 OSINT sites to study terrorism & counterterrorism
    16 OSINT sites to study terrorism & counterterrorism
    After 9/11, there has been a huge influx of research centers- think tanks, NGOs and academic institutions studying terrorism, counterterrorism and the radicalization process. I'm attempting to list such centers that exist outside the U.S. in...
  • Threading the Needle, by Gabriel Valjan
    Gabriel Valjan talks about his latest mystery/suspense, Threading the Needle
    Gabriel’s short stories and some of his poetry continue to appear in literary journals and online magazines. Ronan Bennett short-listed Gabriel for the 2010 Fish Prize. Gabriel won first prize inZOUCH Magazine’s inaugural Lit Bits...
  • Two Lies and a Spy by Kat Carlton
    'Two Lies and a Spy' by Kat Carlton: Fun spy thriller for teens
    "Two Lies and a Spy" by Kat Carlton is a book that teens will enjoy. Adults will enjoy it, too. It's a quick read but with lots of action, humor, great characters, and just the right twists.Kari may be only sixteen years old, but...
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Trailer rejuvenates the classic Tom Clancy
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Trailer rejuvenates the classic Tom Clancy
    October 1st provided sad news among a vast group of fans that admired author Tom Clancy. In Baltimore, the 66 year old who created the likes of Jack Ryan and passed away. The Hunt for the Red October, his first novel launched in 1984 which starred...
  • Mosquito bug bot
    Insect spy drones? VALIANTS to the rescue!
    According to various sources the American ruling class is developing remotely controlled insect-sized drones that can, when equipped with miniature cameras, spy on you like the fabled fly-on-the-wall or sting like a mosquito to extract your DNA or...
  • Crypto, by James Stone
    Interview with James Stone, author of 'Crypto'
    Dr. James Stone has a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, and numerous international certifications in computer security. He has worked at NSA, NASA, and the Department of Defense in various capacities, as well as having been a professor of...