Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey has been trading on the stock market since 1986, with a particular emphasis on options trading. With a background in finance and marketing, Ian ran a highly successful investment advice business from 1986 to 1998. In 1998, Ian decided to sell his business and make trading his primary source of income. He and his family wanted to travel and live abroad, and trading on the stock market was the perfect way to work from anywhere in the world. All that is needed is a computer and an Internet connection.

Ian loves the freedom and flexibility that comes from trading. There is no need to be tied to an employer or employees, clients, an office or place of work. One can be anywhere and still work, make money and play! He feels that trading is so energizing, with its ups and downs, thrills and spills - as long as the ups and thrills outweigh the downs and spills!! Ian’s focus is on two areas of trading - stock and options trading. By concentrating on these aspects, he has developed a high level of knowledge and expertise.

Since 1998, he has been an independent financial writer and researcher, and this combination of practical trading and technical knowledge has created great results. Prior to starting his website, Ian was constantly approached by people wanting him to trade for them. He decided that rather than ‘giving them fish,’ he would teach them to fish so that they could create their own profitable source of independent income. This was the basis for the creation of stock-options-made-easy.com (SOME). Ian wanted to share his knowledge, techniques, and straight-forward methods of explaining options trading with a wider number of people.

Through the website, individuals are able to become members and this provides them with all the real-time information they need to follow the proven and profitable strategies employed by SOME to conduct their own options and/or stock trading successfully and simply. Ian’s goal is to continue making money doing what he loves, and helping others to do the same by sharing his wealth of knowledge through his writing and consulting services.


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  1. International / Global

    European Customs Union

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  2. Laws & Regulations

    Single Market

    The European Single Market is an entity created by a trade agreement between participating states.
  3. Financial Analysis

    PEST Analysis

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  4. Tax Deductions / Credits

    Annual Investment Allowance (AIA)

    The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is a form of tax relief for businesses in the UK that is designated for the purchase ...
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    Capital Allowance

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    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

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  7. Career / Compensation

    Gardening Leave

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  8. Taxes

    Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

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    P45 Tax

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    Vehicle Excise Duty

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  11. Laws & Regulations

    Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA)

    The Jobseeker’s Allowance is a benefit which is available to unemployed individuals in the UK who are actively seeking work.
  12. Taxes

    DOTAS (Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes)

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  13. Laws & Regulations

    Inland Revenue

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  14. Trading Instruments

    Day Trading Part I - Intro to Options Types

    Options are often the bread and butter of day traders. Here are some of the more common types of options.
  15. Trading Instruments

    The Anatomy of Options

    Find out how you can use the "Greeks" to guide your options trading strategy and help balance your portfolio.
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