Larry BenedictFounder, The Opportunistic Trader

Larry Benedict

Larry Benedict is a 35-year trading veteran. Starting from the pits at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Larry’s skills grew along with his wealth until he was running a world-class hedge fund – where he regularly traded position sizes in the millions of dollars.

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Why This Volatility Is Just Getting Started

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Why You Must Understand What You’re Trading

This has a massive concentration of risk that many investors simply aren’t aware of...

How to Avoid Unnecessary Stop Losses

Not having a stop loss could end up costing traders a lot of money...

This “Fear Index” Works in Either Market Direction

The VIX gauges what traders are expecting the market will do in the immediate future...

Why There’s Always Another Way to Use ETFs

It’s not just long-term investors that find ETFs useful...

The Most Dangerous Mistake a Trader Can Make

This can create a vicious emotional cycle that’ll quickly burn a hole in your trading account...

Two Simple Ways to Keep Your Emotions in Check While Trading

It’s almost impossible to take emotions out of trading completely...

Why You Don’t Have to Have a “View”

By focusing on the next big move, viewers often miss out on a lot of market action...