Timothy Collins has worked as a financial adviser since 1999, focusing on portfolio customization, with a concentration on correlation arbitrage and risk-managed growth. He started TangleTrade Management, LLC in 2009 and Retro Wall Street in 2013 (www.retrowallstreet.com).Expand

Collins lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife and three children. A frequent contributor to CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer, Collins is a graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), with degrees in business administration, economics and sociology and is a winner of the Bates Prize (Top Graduating Male).Collapse

Here's how I try to check emotion at the door.

Pondering the Weekly Charts Real Money Pro($)

The weekly SPY and GLD charts provide clues.
The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped is stuck in a wide bearish channel.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:16 PM EDT
Take the money and run! I greatly appreciate Howard's input and find it both accurate and useful for everyone....

Betting on Amazon's Volatility Real Money Pro($)

I am using call and put butterflies.
The chart of the GDXJ is a thing of beauty for bulls.

Options for Tonight's Earnings Real Money Pro($)

Here are some notes on five issues set to report tonight.
If you missed the pre-earnings trade, you may have another chance.  
Straddle Facebook and double-spread iRobot.
I'm using straddles on U.S. Bancorp.

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