OAP 043: What I Discovered About Options Trading After Reading 1,378 Surveys Responses And Interviewing 68 Members

Option Alpha Surveys

Back in mid-2014 we surveyed our members and it completely changed our business. We overhauled our video training, threw out all the junk and added more in-depth modules and PDF guides that everyone had been asking for. The result was an almost explosive growth in our ability to reach and train people. Realizing just how powerful…

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OAP 042: This Stochastics Tweak Was The Difference Between Making Or Losing Money

stochastics indicator

The Stochastics indicator has long been a favorite for investors and could arguably be one of the most popular technical analysis indicators. Today I’m going to show you the results of our backtesting analysis on the Stochastics Indicator and I think you’ll find it extremely useful wWhether you’ve used it before to trade or if…

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OAP 041: How Changing Just 1 Setting Increased This Indicator’s Win Rate From 31% to 68%

Absolute Price Oscillator

Today I’m going to give you a very special sneak peak inside our new technical analysis backtesting report called SIGNALS. Specifically, we’re going to look at how the Absolute Price Oscillator performed over the course of 20 years, testing 223 different stocks and the subsequent signals generated from those trades. What’s the point of telling you all…

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OAP 040 : Option Alpha Launches “SIGNALS” The 20-Year Technical Analysis Backtesting Report

Technical Analysis Indicators

It’s official. . . today we are launching the first (and only) technical analysis backtesting report available anywhere we are calling SIGNALS. For the next 5 days only you can get an exclusive copy of SIGNALS for just $97. This coming Friday, January 22nd at midnight the price doubles and will NEVER be sold for…

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[PROOF] The Financial Media’s #1 Recommend Technical Analysis Indicator Fails Miserably

technical analysis indicator

You hear it every day in the media. And typically their favorite technical analysis indicator is front and center. Large financial media companies like Forbes or The Wall Street Journal, or some random blogger out there, are religiously talking about the Simple Moving Average (SMA). In particular, the media likes to describe two moving averages:…

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Shocking Results: Only 5% of Technical Analysis Indicators Actually Beat The SPY Benchmark Over 20 Years

Technical Analysis Indicators

Exactly 39, or about 5%, of the 766 different long-only technical analysis indicators we backtested beat the benchmark SPY overall net return. This, unfortunately, means that more than 95% of technical analysis settings underperformed. And the question you have to ask yourself now is, “Am I currently using a technical analysis indicator that is doomed?”…

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OAP 039 : Does Technical Analysis Really Work? The 3 Big Game-Changing Questions It Took Us 12 Months To Answer

Technical Analysis

Do you remember the feeling you had the first time you were introduced to technical analysis or stock charting indicators in general? You were probably at some weekend stock market seminar or watching a video online, and everything just clicked in your mind. The volume signaling that more buyers were present in the market to…

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Show 038 : Insider’s Guide to Options Trading Taxes Part 1

options trading taxes

For years, I’ve had members ask me about options trading taxes, ways to reduce your taxes, the best legal structures, international trading taxes and hundreds of other questions on the subject. Recently I decided to survey just our PRO and ELITE members to find out what questions they wanted specifically answered when it came to…

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Show 037 : Real-Time Option Alpha Performance Stats & Options Trading Metrics Now Live

option alpha performance

Part of our mission here at OptionAlpha.com is to offer the highest level of transparency possible in order to help you gain more confidence in your own options trading system. This week we launched our newest feature after spending more than 5 months developing a propriety portfolio tracking software that monitors and reports key statistics…

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Show 036 : Lessons Learned After 2 Years of Re-Igniting A Passion for Options Trading w/ Aram Basmadjian

Options Trading

I’m crazy excited to finally bring you my interview with Aram Basmadjian from TradeWithAram.com because it’s such a genuine and honest conversation with a guy who continues to grow in his education and love of options trading. In fact, he was hesitant at first to come on the show because I reached out to him…

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Show 035 : LIVE From FinCon w/ The Options PlayBook Author Brian Overby of TradeKing

the options playbook

This week during the FinCon Expo in Charlotte I had the opportunity to sit down with “The Options Playbook” author Brian Overby. Brian is also the Senior Options Strategies from TradeKing and this 40+ min LIVE interview covers so much it’s hard to summarize it here. Plus, as a very special gift Brian signed 2…

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Show 034: The Shocking Truth About Becoming A Consistently Profitable Options Trader

Profitable options trader

Being a consistent, profitable options trader doesn’t take much. In fact, I’d even go as far to say it takes very little time and effort on a weekly basis. Yet, we’ve been told in the media (and through other publications and websites) that you have to have lots of money, trade fast or day trade…

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Show 033: Interview w/ Sarah Potter – Trading Weekly Options With Simple Strategies & Multiple Timeframes

Sarah Potter She Can Trade

In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I had a chance to interview Sarah Potter, Author of How You Can Trade Like A Pro and founder of www.shecantrade.com. This self-taught trader will share her story and why this former futures trader quickly migrated over to options trading because of the better fit with her…

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Show 032: How to Set Financial Goals – The Top 10 Mistakes People Make Constantly

How to Set Financial Goals

I completely underestimated the power of how to set financial goals until about a year and a half ago. Since then I’ve changed the way I look at and set goals in all areas of my life (not just financially) and it’s made a huge difference. In today’s podcast, I want to really take the…

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Show 031 : What Michael Jordan Can Teach Us About Options Trading

teach options trading

You know the name, and the legacy. But what you don’t know about Michael Jordan and his impressive career might actually help you become a more successful options trader. I know what you’re thinking already. Kirk, how on earth does basketball relate to trading options? You see on the outside they don’t but once you…

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Show 030 : The Zero Cost Way To Protect Stock Gains With Options

how to protect stock gains with options

You’ve got a stock position that you want to protect (or shield) from any impending market sell-off or crash. But buying protection or insurance typically costs money right? And in nearly all cases you’ve been told to buy put options that are far OTM. The only problem is that these options tend to expire worthless…

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Show 029 : Top 3 Excuses That Cripple The Average Investor Returns When Trading Options

average investor returns

It’s no secret that the long-term average investor returns are pretty low. In most cases, the little guy rarely beats the market and for good reason. Frankly we are horrible stock pickers though we consistently try to find hidden value in playing directionally. Long-term this always underperforms an efficient market and the market standard portfolio…

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Show 028 : 10 Great Option Trades Under $100 You Can Make Right Now

great option trades

Finding great option trades can be tough sometimes, and I get that. That’s why in today’s podcast I’ll show you 10 detailed trades all under $100 of risk each that you can make right now. Plus, we mixed it up with a little bit of everything; bullish & bearish strategies, high & low volatility trades,…

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Show 027 : How Inverse And Leveraged ETFs Actually Work

inverse and leveraged etfs

In the past couple years inverse and leveraged ETFs have been some of the most highly traded securities because of their seemingly “cool” concept for speculation. I mean where else can you get such high exposure to financials or gold than with a 3X bull/bear ETF? In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll going…

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Show 026 : Wide Bid/Ask Spreads & Slippage Are Costing You $3,840 Each Year

Bid Ask Spread

You’ve often heard us talk about the important of trading liquid options until you are blue in the face right? In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast we’ll put a real dollar figure to this concept and show just how much “slippage” is costing you trading options that are illiquid. Specifically markets that show…

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