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.

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

Call Spread – Pinterest

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 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 7/12/19 – VXX

Happy new all time market highs! What an impressive run this market has been on the last few weeks. With so many markets at new all time highs it’s no surprise that volatility has been completely sucked out of this market. In fact, we are going to close the week... 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 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 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 Inner Circle Live Options Demo 9/6/18

We held a Live Options Demo on Thursday 9/6/18 to show how we approach the Options market at NetPicks. In the video below you will find a walk through of our options trades from last week and we also take a look at some new trades setting up for next... 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 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

Low Risk Options Strategies for Summer Markets

One of the most challenging times of year to trade is in the summer when markets slow down. With vacation season in full swing we often times see low volume market movement during July and August. While this can be a frustrating time of year for active traders, using options... 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

NetPicks Inner Circle Live Options Demo

We held a Live Options Demo on Friday 6/15/18 to show how we approach the Options market at NetPicks. In the video below you will find a walk through of our options trades from last week and we also take a look at some new trades setting up for next... Read moreread more

Handling an Options Trade Gone Bad

Expecting 100% of your trades to go as planned sets you up for disappointment. Many Options traders know that so one question that I get asked a lot is, “what do you do when a trade goes bad?” Asking that question shows that these traders have their expectations in check... Read moreread more

Selling Iron Condor Trade Of The Week – Options

For this week’s Options Trade Of The Week we will look to sell an Iron Condor on Target (Symbol: TGT). Target released their quarterly earnings this past week which can often times lead to a period of consolidation – sideways market. One way to make money from a choppy stretch... Read moreread more