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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

Using Apple to Show a Collar Approach to Help Offset Volatility Decay Risk

The idea is to create a floor and a ceiling for your holding by selling one call and buying one put per 100 shares of a position.

Assessing the Impact of Economic Stimulus: Would It Stave Off a Recession?

I can appreciate something needs to be done, but I'm hesitant to call these potential proposals a boom for stocks.

I SPY Signs of Trouble

But right now I am seeing a great environment for intraday trading.

10 Thoughts on Surviving the Market Apocalypse

Today, we're dealing more with past experience to guide us.

An Opened and Closed Case for Same Day Trades

There's no way to sugarcoat this approach I'm using. It's purely technical. If you don't believe in technical setups or trading charts, then you can stop reading here.

The Impacts of 'Volatility Decay' on Leveraged ETFs

These real-life examples don't mean leveraged ETFs are without their use. They can make terrific short-term and intraday trading vehicles.

What About a Deal With HP Inc. and DocuSign?

What boggles my mind is DocuSign sitting out there at $15 billion that could work well with HPQ - or Xerox - and their strong free cash flow.

Here's a Fast(ly) Trade

FSLY makes a great long-term hold, but there's opportunity for traders, too: Here's how to play it.

There Are Enough Positives With Alteryx to Consider a Position Here

I'm eyeing a bullish put spread with the 50-day SMA being the key level.

Great Expectations? Not for Dollar Tree

I'm apt to sit this one out on the long side or even consider puts below $80.

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