Show 024 : Why Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Comparable To Options Trading

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’m going to actually take a look at unique investment outside the stock market that is comparable to how we should be trading options. My hope is that you’ll clearly see how being successful with Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending is extremely similar to the requirements for long-term options…

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Show 023 : Overcoming The 3 Biggest Fears When Starting To Trade Options

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Investing money can be scary (no doubt). . . In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I want to help you overcome the 3 biggest fears that people have when they start trading options. You see, as kids we were scared of all kinds of things; monsters, our siblings, “Dad” etc. As adults now we…

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Show 022 : Interview w/ Kim Klaiman – Strategies for Buying Options Ahead of Earnings

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast we talk with long-time trader Kim Klaiman from SteadyOptions.com. As you’ll hear in this interview, Kim’s goal is to trade a variety of non-directional trades with low correlations. One topic that we dive into a little deeper is the strategy of buying straddles pre-earnings to profit from the…

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Show 021 : 7 Smart Tips To Help Save You Time Trading Options While Working Your Day Job

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I want to help you be a better trader even if you are currently still working a full-time job. Because the reality is that even though I stay at home with my daughter, she’s a full time “boss” if you know what I mean. So over the…

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Show 020 : How I Negotiated A 17% Reduction In My Trading Commissions

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast we’ll have an in-depth talk about trading commissions and broker fees. Specifically, people always ask me about commission and with more members now than ever it’s becoming more and more important to negotiate great commission rates. So I’m here to help you save money by getting your…

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Show 019 : Interview with Joshua Belanger – Profiting From Unusual Options Activity And Volume

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I had a chance to flip the script on Joshua Belanger from www.OptionSizzle.com. A former CME runner in Chicago, Josh has been a long time industry trader both on the professional and retail level. What’s so great about his story is that over the last 10 years…

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Show 018 : Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting Assigned Stock

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll explain why you shouldn’t be afraid of the assignment and exercise process when it comes to trading options. You see, all too often it’s just a lack of understanding as to how the process really works: Who are the parties involved? How do they select who…

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Show 017 : The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Debit Spreads

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I completely break-down one of the worst trade alerts we’ve ever seen using a debit spread. And it honestly gets to the heart of why I started this website and blog more than 8 years ago; because there are still horrible companies and services out there publishing…

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Show 016 : Interview with Henrick Santander – Full-Time Job & Creating A Trading System That Fits Your Lifestyle

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I had a chance to interview Henrick Santander, the guy behind http://www.the-lazy-trader.com who currently works a full-time job but is passionate about creating a trading system that fits his lifestyle. You’ll hear how this long time Cuban (of 26 years) moved to Canada and is now trading…

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Show 015 : How Often Does The Stock Market Really “Crash”?

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Ever wonder how often going back in history the stock market “crashes”? I mean we know that cyclical markets means another one will eventually happen (it’s just a matter of time) but when? Or how often? We did the research for you and analyzed the market data going back to 1928 (as far as we…

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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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