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Timothy Collins

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 Collins Capital Advisors in 2007, which has evolved into TangleTrade Management, LLC. Currently, he operates Retro Wall Street, a site focused on education, trader mentoring and humor. You'll find him spending his days in the Retro Wall Street chat room.


Prior to joining his first firm, American Express Financial Advisors, in 1999, Collins worked as a staff accountant for United Information Systems in Bethesda, Md. He has also worked as a financial analyst for Securities Pricing and Research in Annapolis, Md. 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.
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Costco Report Casts Its Shares Into No Man's Land, and Charts Say Be Wary

The action on Friday may test Costco bulls as the stock could be dancing around a key support level again.

Profit From the Bearish Action in the Russell 2000

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I Like McDonald's, but I'm Moving to the Sidelines

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Combining the technical setup with the volatility skew lines up well for an options trade.

It May Be the Right Time to Change Your Trading Strategy

My approach is to shorten my time frames on a position and start smaller and scale in on the way up rather than averaging down.

Chill Out With This Yeti Options Trade

YETI's stock price offers an opportunity for aggressive traders to take a starter position.

Thoughts for the Weekend on the Stock Market Selloff

How can any trader handle this kind of volatility?

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