Options Trading

Options trading utilizes leverage with the ability to control stocks in 100 share increments at a fraction of the holding price of the actual stock. Options trading is similar to the concept of rent - as in renting shares without full ownership yet taking advantage of the potential appreciation of the entire stock movement.

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We are finally starting to see market selling this week for the first time in a number of months. We have been talking about this move in our last few Options Trades Of the Week. With the selling starting to pickup, it will begin to open our playbook more. You... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

Are the big swings in this market this week causing doubt as to what trades you should be placing? I have heard from numerous traders just over the last few days that are frustrated with the big volatility that seems to come out of nowhere these days. As options traders,... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – UAL

We continue to see markets driven by headlines here this week. Everyone’s focus is on the trade war with China, new tariffs ready to kick in over the weekend, and the Trump tweets that seem to come out every few hours. As a result, markets have been stuck on a... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NKE

We have finally seen the news cycle start to settle down this week. After seeing headlines dominate trading the last 4-5 weeks with news out of the China/US trade war, new stimulus announced from the Fed, and an announced Brexit deal we are finally seeing markets focus on technicals again.... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/14/19 – EBAY

After selling a call spread on AMD in last week’s Options Trade Of The Week, we are going back to the well by selling another call spread this week. This time we will be doing so on EBAY. We have continued to see a strong market again this week which... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/7/19 – AMD

The market has produced one of the biggest 5 day rallies in a long time here this week. We have seen 5 days in a row of impressive gains to the upside and as a result, the market is overbought in the near term. If you are like me your... Read moreread more

NetPicks Options Express Weekly Recap Aug 2018

We wrapped up another profitable week with our Options Express trades last week. It wasn’t the most active week that we have ever had but we were able to close out of winners on SPY and COST. We also opened new trades on AAPL, CAT, GS, and VXX.   Next... Read moreread more

DIA – Iron Condor Options Trade

“An iron what?” I distinctly remember that being my reaction over a dozen years ago when I first learned what an Iron Condor options trade was. Trading long calls and puts at that point were my only strategies that I used. However, my mentor at the time highly encouraged me... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/21/19 – LYFT

The new IPO’s that we have seen over the last year have shown some amazing returns. Names like BYND, LYFT, and now SLACK have been extremely active since they have started trading which makes them ideal candidates for us to trade.   LYFT – Bearish Trade Opportunity With the entire... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – ROKU

We saw the market make another run up towards all time highs this week. Over the last few years we have seen every market selloff bought up quickly with very little damage being done for any length of time. As a result we continue to see many stocks at extreme... Read moreread more

3 Options Strategies You Should Be Using

Last week, a student in our Nasdaq Options Superstars program had a hard time grasping why anyone would consider other options strategies. “If I’m bullish it’s best to buy calls. If bearish it’s best to just buy puts.”  While most people get attracted to the idea of trading options because... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 8/31/18 – NVDA

For most of the summer months the market has been making new all time highs on a weekly basis. The move higher has been lead by many of the tech names like AAPL, AMZN, FB, NVDA. With so many names at all time highs, there are many opportunities to place... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 7/22/19 – MU

Markets are starting another new week hanging out near all time highs. This has become the story for the last 3-4 weeks as many stocks have made runs towards the highs. As a result we are finding numerous opportunities to position our options trades to benefit from a pause or... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

We have been talking about how volatility was due to move higher and that has certainly happened in a big way the last few weeks. The market has been trading in big ranges in both directions which has left many traders scratching their heads on what to do next. The... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – TGT

Risk can increase in a hurry! That is the story of the last week. We have seen the market volatility pickup across the board over the last few weeks. This is due to a number of factors including: Headlines from the ongoing trade way with China, President Trump tweeting about... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 8/10/18 – QQQ

Markets have continued their impressive move higher so far this summer. During that move higher, the Nasdaq has been the leader with names like AAPL, FB, AMZN, and GOOGL leading the charge. As we head into the end of summer, we are expecting the market to slow down and potentially... Read moreread more