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Options Trading

How Important Is Volatility When Trading Options?

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 It’s easy to turn on financial media these and get scared away from the markets due this high volatility that have been seeing the last 3 weeks. As options traders, we have the opportunity to use the volatility to our advantage as it can... Read moreread more

How To Get The Best Price On An Options Order

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 The last few weeks as the coronavirus crisis has evolved, have produced some of the most volatile markets we have ever seen. 5% moves in the S&P 500 used to take days and are now taking a matter of a few hours. As a... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – VXX

Over the last 2 weeks we have seen global markets get crushed due to coronavirus. We are in the midst of a historic move lower in equities and move higher in the volatility products. Markets are pricing in extreme fear due to the spread of the coronavirus. To take advantage... Read moreread more

Navigating Coronavirus Volatility With Options

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 We just completed one of the most volatile weeks of trading that markets have ever seen due to he fear of the unknown due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19 ). Panic has completely gripped the financial markets.   VIX & Market Volatility... Read moreread more

Monthly or Weekly Options…Which should I trade?

Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 When talking about stock options there are many common questions that come up. Which strike price should I trade? Should I buy or sell the options? Should I use monthly or weekly options? The reason these questions can be tricky is that there is... Read moreread more

Using Options Basics to Increase Profits

Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 Turn on any type of financial media or have a conversation with a long time money manager and you will hear that trading Options is a very risky endeavor. You will hear stats thrown around that 95% of traders fail in making money long... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – DIA

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

Options Call Spread Trade – Pinterest

Last updated on March 25th, 2020 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 April 18th, 2020 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 May 12th, 2020 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 May 12th, 2020 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 April 18th, 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 April 20th, 2020 “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 May 12th, 2020 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 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