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

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

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)

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?)

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)

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)

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

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

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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Can Your Kids Teach You How To Be A Great Options Trader?

This weekend my baby girl will be two months old! And yes the time if flying. . . Every day is an adventure full of learning how to raise a child. Just like starting out in the world of investing you can read all about it in books and get advice from those close to…

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How To Make Simulated Option Trades (Even If You Don’t Know How)

If you’ve traded for any amount of time, you know that adjusting a current options positions is a necessary evil whether you need to save profits or reduce risk. At some point, you’ll have a position that needs adjusting. When it comes to making that adjustment, sometimes I like to use simulated trades to plan my…

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Is There A Better Way To Invest In Low Volatility Markets (3 Suggestions)

In times like this, where volatility is extremely low, great trades can be far and few between. As option sellers, we like to sell premium when volatility is high. When markets are calm, it’s hard to sit on your hands and wait for good trades to come around. We start thinking “creatively” about new ways…

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How I Negotiated A 17% Savings In Trading Commissions By Asking This 1 Question

Each year around the same time, I contact my broker to negotiate the commission rate I pay per option contract. I’ve done this consistently for the past five years and each time I successfully get reduced option trading commissions. Before I show you how to go about it, you have to understand that you probably…

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The 3 Numbers You Must Know Before You Click “Send Order”

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You know that feeling you get, right? You’ve spent hours analyzing charts, you’ve looked at numerous expiration graphs for your next options trade, and you’re pretty sure that you’ve picked out a great trade with a high probability of success. Let’s suppose you chose a 60 day, ten Delta Iron Condor and the expiration breakevens give you…

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Why Risk Management Is An Overused Buzzword In The Investing World

Risk Management

We all know that classic axiom about investing; manage/control your risk throughout the trade. But did you know that it could hurt you? Yes, it’s true that managing risk could help you lose money! Taking trades off that are losers before they have the ability to show a profit might be detrimental. In this post,…

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How To Diversify Your Option Trades (And The 1 Mistake You Are Likely Making)

So many people in the investing world talk about diversification like it’s the end-all solution to risk. Spread all your eggs into different little baskets, so you don’t get hurt by the big bad market when things go south. Personally, I think this is a bunch of crap! Why would you buy a basket of…

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