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

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Part of our mission here at 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 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 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

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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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