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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Show 004: How To Hack The Options Trading Learning Curve In Less Than 3 Months

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In this episode of The Option Alpha Podcast we’ll give you a complete framework to systematically learn how to trade options. You see most traders truly get lost with so much information out there. They go into “analysis, paralysis” where there is just so much to learn they get blinded with where to start. So today…

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Show 003: Learning How Options Work w/ Simulated Real Estate Deals

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In today’s show we’ll use a very easy real estate analogy to drive home some key options trading concepts for beginners. So if you are just getting started learning how to trade options then this show is for you because it’ll help give you something to easily reference as a base for comparison with options.…

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Show 002: The Hard Truth About Your “Small” Account Size

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll cover one of the biggest misconceptions around trading and investing – account size. I’ll explain why after coaching a couple hundred people I’ve found that having more money actually makes you a worse trader and how traders with small accounts can be more successful long term.…

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Show 001: Why OptionAlpha Is On A Mission To Help Individual Options Traders

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It’s finally here and I’m so happy to be launching this podcast! I hope you are excited as well because this is for you guys. I’ve invested a lot of time and money into making this an awesome experience and medium to connect with you all while learning how to make smarter option trades and…

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My Investing Strategy Outside The Stock Market That Earns 50% ROI

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Yes, I’m an options trader but I’m also an investor in real estate rental property. Part of my wife and I’s continued plan to build wealth overtime is to take the money we have saved each year and buy a rental property somewhere for cash-flow. Currently, we have 2 properties, and I’ve talked about these…

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Want To Profit From Stock Earnings? Use These 3 Options Strategies

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Earnings are coming, and you want to trade – I get it. But typically stocks will jump higher or lower after earnings right? Maybe the company announced great profits or disclosed more layoffs; either of which could send the stock into a big gaping move. So how do you trading options around earnings (and profitably…

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How To Learn Anything You Want (Marathon Case Study)

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Six months after having our baby girl my wife is running her first half-marathon. It’s been a long time goal of hers and what better way to get back in shape after a baby than train for a half-marathon. Like she needed it anyway, she’s way more athletic than I am and played collegiate volleyball.…

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The Hard Truth About Your “Small” Account (Can You Handle It?)

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You’ve heard the saying “biting off more than you can chew” right? The truth is that most investors and traders are puppies when it comes to their account size. Every little puppy wants the biggest bone he/she can find. In this analogy, the bone is your account in case you are already not following alone.…

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How I Made $3,483 Trading Options On Just This 1 Stock Last Year (Account Proof Shown)

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Thankfully for you I’m not going to make you read through this whole post to find out what stock I traded; it was TSLA. But that still doesn’t answer your real question does it? And as much as I truly don’t want this to be some hyped pitch about “make money trading”, etc. I think…

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A Ridiculously Clear Example Of Why Stock Charts Are Irrelevant (YHOO vs INTC Case Study)

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Stock charts confuse people. Come on now. . . How, good are you at “reading” the charts? I sure as hell am not good at it, and I’ve been trading actively for over eight years now. We say to ourselves, “If I could only read the charts better and predict the next move I’d be…

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Simple Ways To Trade Options In Your Retirement Account

How To Develop Synthetic Option Strategies In Your IRA Or Retirement Account

Options trading is super easy in a regular account. But it’s a who different laboratory when you have a retirement account. Getting creative with your positions can help boost your long-term portfolio profits. One way to do that is by trading synthetic options strategies. Today I want to cover 1 way you can develop a…

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3 Option Strategies To Use During Low Volatility Markets

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Low volatility trading is tough for option sellers like us. When markets are calm premiums are small and narrow – meaning that we cannot sell options far from the current stock price. So what’s a trader to do!? Staying active, and keeping position size small, is important but you don’t want to force trades into…

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