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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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Recent Articles By The Author

With SPY, I'm Looking at a Ratio Call Spread

Whatever short-term positive impact the bounce of the past two days is having will be just that: short-term.

You Won't Catch Every Big Move, but Turn Off the Noise and Follow These Pointers

The only competition here is making money versus losing money in your own portfolio. Remember that.

As Nike Reports, I Favor the Idea of Butterflies on Both Sides of the Stock

From a taking the temperature of an impact on the global retail economy (non-tech), this is about the best the markets could ask for.

The Best Bounces Occur in Bear Markets

But don't get caught thinking volatility is in the past and we're all clear.

Hammer Time

History has demonstrated time and time again that a hammer pattern like the one in the chart shown has been a short-term psychological positive.

This Isn't Star Wars, This Is Real Life

My biggest concern is we have high-level government officials who are more concerned with reelection than doing what is necessary both for small businesses as well as individuals.

I'm Examining the Daily Charts on 3 Main Indexes Via ETF: SPY, QQQ, IWM

Use today's close rather than the current look, but it will be easy to plug in the close to these charts.

Here's My Watchlist of 12 Covid-19 Stock Plays

If this group begins to outperform, then I'd use it as an indication of caution.

Disney Got Zapped, but the Mouse Will Surely Pop Up Again

Here's how to play Disney after it fell to 5-year lows this week and remains under threat from the Covid-19 outbreak.

Don't Let Bounces Turn Into Losses

Fear of missing out will come in big time on a days like today.

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