Shawn Howell

Shawn Howell

Shawn Howell is an accomplished speaker, trader, author, and educator, having presented to hundreds of audiences throughout North America. He is a CBOE Master Instructor and serves as the primary educator for E*Trade. Shawn regularly presents with the CBOE, NYSE, NASDAQ OMC the Options Industry Council, and many other industry icons. As an expert in the use of various financial instruments, Shawn teaches skill based technical trading strategies designed to consistently outperform the market while mitigating risk. Popular topics include: High Probability Trading with Options, Exchange Traded Funds for Every Market and Options for Income. Over the past two decades, he has held executive positions with some of the financial industry’s leading brokerage and training firms including Charles Schwab, Investools and Thinkorswim Group.

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Part #3 of 4 – Using SPX Options in a Diagonal Spread

Back in May and June we posted two videos on using Index options and SPX Super LEAPS®, this is the third in a four part series on using SPX Index options. You can watch the previous videos by visiting http://www.cboeoptionshub.com/author/shawn-howell/ For this third segment I’m using the SPX LEAPS and Super LEAPS as a foundation […]

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“Tale of the Tape”: Trading Facebook’s Earnings

Last week Facebook (FB) gave us an ideal case study in which to analyze the inner workings of options and the options market place during an earnings release. FB was scheduled to release earnings post market Wednesday, May 1st.  Knowing that earnings would be highly watched and scrutinized by both retail and institutional traders I […]

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Three Mistakes Made by Option Traders

New option traders often fall into traps that are actually not too difficult to avoid – if you know about them!  Some of the most common mistakes are made as the new option trader learns about how options behave as compared to the stocks that they might be more familiar with.  We’ve captured a short […]

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Wanna’ Trade AAPL But Don’t Want to Trade APPLE??

Shawn Howell (Pro Market Advisors) Taking a quick look across the major indices (S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials, S&P Midcap, Russell 2000 and the NASDAQ 100) you’ll quickly see that one of them is not like the other, like the children’s game. While all the other indices are at or near 5-year highs; the NASDAQ […]

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FACEBOOK Trade the Fade?!!!

On October 23, 2012 Facebook (FB) announced to the public and shareholders a special gift, a strong earnings announcement. Initially it seemed the market loved Zuckerberg’s gift with the stock gaping up 24% opening at $24.13. As a technician, I knew this was a gift to all the shareholders but I had to determine just […]