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

It takes kicks in the pants such as market selloffs to remind ourselves not to get complacent.
The trade thesis here comes down to how quickly and how high a bounce, if any, we'll see.
Here's a philosophical look at The Trader's Dilemma.

Time to Get Bearish on B-Dubs Real Money Pro($)

A bearish call spread is best as BWLD builds resistance.
Fundamentals matter here if building positions.
Often, pictures speak louder than words.

More Downside Ahead for Cirrus Real Money Pro($)

I am looking at a play on puts.
2 ways to play it -- aggressive or conservative -- as the bullish crossover returns.
This could be a buying opportunity -- for the stock, not the whole thing.
There isn't much to like about the technical picture in HD.


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