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June 29, 2015:   Can you explain the concept of a moving average? 
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June 22, 2015:   Can you explain what a bar chart is and the information they provide for traders? 
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June 12, 2015:   How would an investor choose to use a stated volatility percentage to estimate the range of a stock price in the near future? 
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June 05, 2015:   Can you explain a market condition known as volatility skew? 
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May 29, 2015:   How can a trader research Historical and Implied Volatility? 
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May 15, 2015:   Can you explain the difference between Historical and Implied Volatility? 
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May 01, 2015:   Can you explain the concept of volatility as it relates to option price theory? 
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April 24, 2015:   Is there a general rule of thumb when using the price of a straddle to estimate the expected stock price range? 
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April 17, 2015:   Instead of using a vertical spread to reduce the total principle at risk, could a trader reduce the position size and leave off the 'cap on profit' by selling other options? 
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April 10, 2015:   Can you explain the Iron Condor strategy? 
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