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.

Options Trade Of The Week – DIA

To take advantage of a potential move lower in the market, we are looking at buying Put Options on DIA for our Options Trade Of The Week. Buying Put Options is an aggressive trade looking for a move lower. It’s a break from the Credit Spreads that we have been... Read moreread more

Call Spread – Pinterest

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

5 Questions To Instantly Improve Your Options Trading

Last updated on November 9th, 2019 Do you ever get the feeling that markets are rigged against you? Does it always seem like the market makes the exact opposite move that you are looking for? Why does it seem like the market reverses the very moment you put a trade... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – UAL

Last updated on February 13th, 2020 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,... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NKE

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

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

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

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

Last updated on February 13th, 2020 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.... Read moreread more

The 1 Mistake That Is Causing Most Options Traders To Fail

Last updated on February 10th, 2020 I have seen a disturbing trend with many retail options traders over the last year that is holding many people back from experiencing the big growth in their accounts. The issue has to do with not using proper risk management in their trading. A... Read moreread more

DIA – Iron Condor Options Trade

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 “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... Read moreread more

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

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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 –... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – ROKU

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

3 Options Strategies You Should Be Using

Last updated on November 9th, 2019 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... 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 Feb 3 – NFLX

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

Options Sell Call Spread on Paypal for $60 per Spread- June 2018

In this week’s Options Trade Of The Week, we will use our Spotlight Power Trader system to identify a bearish trade opportunity on PayPal (Symbol: PYPL). With the market making a big move higher over the last few weeks,  we are left with many overbought markets. This is especially true... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – COST

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 With the latest rally extending up almost to new all time highs, we are left with a market that is pricing in perfection. The latest move higher over the last few weeks has left many stocks that we look at in overbought territory. As... Read moreread more

Low Risk Options Strategies for Summer Markets

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... 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

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more