Fully Automated Trend Trading w/ Stocks Or Options

There’s a lot of research to support the usage of trend indicators as simple risk reduction elements that can be layered onto an existing strategy. However, the trouble was that, in the past, investors had to monitor the trend and execute the appropriate trade reversals when the trend changed. With automation, we can now offload…

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Hedging Short Naked Puts

Trading short naked puts (i.e., put selling or put writing) can be an effective and profitable options trading strategy. The attraction of naked put selling is often the ability to collect premium with a margin for error if the stock drops while having the ability to purchase stock at a discount to the current market…

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Short-Term Performance Of Long-Term Strategies

It’s well documented that not only do investors classically chase performance, ultimately yielding sub-par performance in pursuit, but they also do not have enough patience to stick with strategies long enough. My hope is that it ends today. You can elevate yourself above all this and objectively look at strategies for what their expected outcome…

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Interview w/ Cameron Skinner

This week, I’m thrilled to welcome back a very popular guest, Cameron Skinner, to the Option Alpha podcast. Way back on Show 61, Cameron and I talked at length about his consistent and religious process for trading options–even though his “day job” as a real estate investor takes the majority of this focus and attention.…

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An Automated Way To Start VIX Hedging

One of the beautiful things about shifting to fully automated trading on the new Option Alpha platform is the ability to finally clone and replicate entire trading strategies using bot templates. Bot templates allow anyone to build a trading strategy and seamlessly share the structure and details of that strategy with one-click. Today, I want…

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Deep Dive Into Options Assignment & Exercising

Back on Show 187, we tackled the top 15 questions we consistently receive around options expiration. Today, we’re taking a slightly different approach and addressing head-on the 18 biggest questions and concerns traders have around options assignment and exercising, whether on or before expiration itself. Regardless of your trading experience level, whether a seasoned investor…

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The 13 Investor Biases That Ruin Your Performance

We’re all subject to investment biases, often multiple biases working simultaneously, trying subconsciously to derail us. Whether we offload the actual order execution and management to an auto-trading platform or not, the human element of investing still impacts the decisions we make and the strategies we choose to execute or not. Until we take the…

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A Zillion Ways You Can Save Money To Invest

One of the most impactful things you can do for your portfolio is to add money or capital to it. A consistent and persistent schedule of funding your account, even with small amounts, gives you the added boost that compounds over time. But, we all know this already, don’t we? Why don’t we do it,…

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We’re Launching The 1st Automated Trading Platform for Options

Today’s show is a massive announcement; we are officially announcing that we have set our launch dates for our new auto-trading platform. On today’s show, we’re going to answer some common questions that we’ve been getting about the new platform. We’re also going to start going through some of the features you will love about…

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Options Trading Taxes For All Traders

Ah, taxes, a dreaded but necessary part of investing and trading. Although you might be inclined to skip this week’s show, I’d encourage you to dive in because, even for me personally, this discussion helped clarify and re-solidify mildly opaque concepts. After all, tax concepts and terminology can get complicated fast. Our goal is to…

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