OAP 144: Interview w/ Larry Connors – Buy the Fear, Sell the Greed Book Review

On today’s podcast we bring in a very special interview guest, Larry Connors, and discuss his new book Buy the Fear, Sell the Greed. Larry is an established author in the trading and equities space and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation about market dynamics, trading psychology, VXX pricing structures, and the future of the industry…

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OAP 143: What’s The Rationale Behind Entering New Option Trades?

Choosing which ticker symbols and option strategies to use when entering new option trades can sometimes seem overwhelming. In fact, many of our pro and elite members continually ask about the rationale behind why we choose one ticker symbol over another or use one strategy over another when building our portfolio. Today’s podcast will help…

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OAP 142: EWZ Short Put Option Assignment Case Study

Many new options traders worry about what might happen to their portfolio during a short put option assignment scenario. They wonder how they can recover or if they have enough capital to hold onto the stock position. Just a few weeks ago we were assigned on one of our short put options in EWZ and…

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OAP 141: Ultimate Guide To Contango And Backwardation Option Pricing

In the futures trading world, there are two words that sound cool to say but also might be very confusing for new traders; contango and backwardation. Yet, both of these future pricing concepts are very easy to understand once you know the relationship between three key items. In today’s podcast, I want to slowly walk…

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OAP 140: Why Some Option Trades “Explode” In Your Face & What To Do About It

Have you ever gotten the feeling that some of your trades just end up exploding in your face and turn into “massive” losing positions? They just never seem to go the way you thought it would and always demand or steal your attention right? Well, there’s likely a couple reasons why this happens and it…

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OAP 138: The “Expected Probability Paradox” For Options Traders

I’m going to go out on a limb and publicly declare that this podcast will be one of our top 3 to 5 shows we ever recorded. Aggressive and overly confident, maybe – but I have absolutely no doubt this podcast episode will be a game-changer for hundreds of thousands of options traders. The expected…

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OAP 137: The Ultimate Guide To Option Skew & Volatility Smile

Implied volatility in option pricing is one of the most critical and yet least understood aspects of this business. Today show focuses on a deep dive into options skew and the volatility smile for both inter-month and intra-month option contracts.  in addition, we’ll talk very specifically about the impact of skew as expiration approaches and…

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OAP 136: How To Calculate Break Even Prices On Iron Condors & Iron Butterflies

Are you new to options trading? Do you have a small account and want to start trading iron condors and iron butterflies? Today’s podcast will be very important as we help you understand how to calculate breakeven prices on iron condors and other risk defined strategies the correct way. Plus, we’ll walk through a multi-month…

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OAP 135: You Don’t Need A Degree In Financial Engineering To Understand How Implied Volatility Works

Today we’ll condense potentially an entire semester of financial engineering into a single podcast episode. The goal being to help completely understand how implied volatility works, why we need it, where it comes from, and how we can profit from it as option sellers. This show is a little longer than normal but I think…

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OAP 134: How to Learn From Trading Mistakes & Transitioning Into New Habits

Nobody’s trading or investing journey is a straight road or easy path.  we never just magically trip into a perfect system or investing philosophy without a couple bumps along the way. Today’s podcast focuses heavily on overcoming the stigma attached to being “wrong” and having the humility and grace to learn from trading mistakes and…

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