Options Trading

How to Use Position Sizing to Boost Trading Profits

Small account options trading

One of the topics that comes up quite often with our Options Mastery students has to do with knowing what type of position size to use when placing trades. Whether you are swing trading or day trading this topic is always a tricky one. Many courses and instructors encourage using... Read moreread more

Using Crazy Market Volatility to Your Advantage

With market volatility picking up over the last 6 weeks, it’s really important to make sure your trading toolbox is ready to profit from whatever the market throws your way. While many newer traders are focused on playing market upside exclusively, experienced traders know that there is actually more opportunity... Read moreread more

Using Options Basics to Increase Profits

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 term in the markets. It bothers... Read moreread more

Trading news using an Options Trading Strategy

Global headlines profit

One of the things I love most about using a powerful options trading strategy is the incredible flexibility that it gives me. If you are like me then you either have financial TV or radio on throughout the day. This means we are flooded with news and new trade ideas... Read moreread more

An Introduction to Pairs Trading

Depending on the current market environment, traders may need as many tools as possible in order to profit from ever changing market conditions. For example, when there are tight ranges in many stocks, although it may seem difficult to profit from, there are many market neutral strategies which can be used. Many times, traders get intimidated by... Read moreread more

Volatility and Market Trading Ranges

There is always a lot of discussion in the financial press when market volatility drops. When the VIX, a popular measure of market volatility, is at its lowest levels seen for several years, the price of options fall, and as a result, premium collection strategies don’t perform as well. Some... Read moreread more

Trading Volatility

For traders new to options, the pricing of the options is often times misunderstood. While there are many different ways of trading options, the Trend Jumper gives us a great tool to trade them directionally. When trading options, we need to first consider 3 variables about the specific stock in... Read moreread more

Options 101

When I mention to people that I trade options, the response is usually, “Man, that sounds too risky for me.” However, you might be surprised to find out that options are one of the most misunderstood trading instruments out there today. They have become very popular among active traders due... Read moreread more

Ask an Expert – Trading the Options Market

Back by popular demand! We're hosting another Live, Q&A Roundtable Session with our NetPicks Trading Experts... and you're attendance (and your questions) are are requested. Well this time, we're doing it again *AND* doing it Options style!… read more