Show 014 : Why “Stop-Loss” Orders Could Actually Be Creating More Losing Trades

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll explain why most traders think stop-loss orders help manage risk and protect them when in fact they end up creating more losing trades. Using the “Lazy Trader” program I’ll show you with concrete numbers on live trades how a stop-loss order would create 50% more losing…

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Show 013 : Mastering Stock Beta And Underlying Asset Correlations

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When you start to trade more often and with more positions, remaining as neutral as possible will help smooth out your returns over time. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get directional (betting on a move up or down in something) but it does mean that you have to know how to re-balance your portfolio.…

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Show 012 : Covered Calls – Limit Your Upside Gain, Increase Your Chance of Success

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast  I’m going to change the way you think about buying stock forever. Because just buying shares isn’t effective anymore and with the help of options you can both increase your probability of success and reduce risk (and net cost basis). But first I’ll need your help with my…

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Show 011 : Picking The Best Option Strategy Is A Process Of Elimination NOT Selection

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast we are going to help you finally create an easy to use 3-step system for picking the best option strategy. Unlike most traders who try to fit their favorite strategy into every market situation, you’ll find out why after asking just 2 simple questions we can eliminate…

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Show 010 : Are You Checking These 7 Things Before Each Trade You Enter?

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast, I’ll give you a step-by-step guide to the top 7 things you should check before you make another trade. And this is not some quickly thrown together list; these are strategic steps that will help you make more decisive action when it comes to picking and filtering…

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Show 009 : Mastering The 14 Emotional Stages All Investors Go Through

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In this session off we are going to cover the 14 stages that all investors go through with their emotions. Understanding that traders have specific emotions which have varying magnitude, is critical to learning how either you or another investor might behave. Thankfully there is a cyclic process of psychology that explains the relationship between…

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Show 008 : Breaking The “Zero-Sum” Probability Trading Cycle In Your Favor

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll answer one of the biggest questions I get when it comes to trading options with probabilities. You see with probability trading there can be this misconception that it’s all a “Zero-Sum” game. But today I’ll show you how you can break this cycle and start making…

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Show 007: Why Implied Volatility Is The Key To Your “Edge” Trading Options

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast we’re going to have a very advanced conversation about implied volatility (IV) and why understanding IV is critical to gaining and edge in the market. Plus we’ll use a very specific example with YHOO and HAL both that have IV of 32% but when we apply IV…

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Show 006: If Every New Trader Did This 1 Thing They’d Make More Money

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll show you with real data why if every new trader was doing this 1 thing different they’d make more money. Plus I’ll relate this to how why casinos have table limits because they know that limiting how much people gamble is actually more profitable for them…

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Show 005: Why Technical Studies Are Dying And Why Charts Should Be Obsolete

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In this episode of The Option Alpha Podcast I know I’m going to cause some people to have a heart attack. Or at least get really mad at me for starting such a huge debate about stock charts. But I think once you listen all the way through you’ll see that with a current YHOO vs…

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