OAP 131: Rolling Options Forward – Multi-Month Case Studies In TLT & IWM

One of the more advanced techniques options traders use to reduce risk and increase the probability of success of the trade, is to roll contracts from one month to the next. Today’s show focuses exclusively on rolling options forward, by showing you two different case studies in TLT and IWM. Both trades took multiple months…

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OAP 130: Five Quick Tips For Smoother Option Order Execution

Seems most traders constantly struggle with getting option trades filled. And since we never suggest using “market orders” as a quick fix for entry problems, today I’m offering five quick tips for smoother option order execution. It’s a simple framework you can walk through the next time you’re having trouble getting a trade filled in…

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OAP 129: Do You Recognize These 4 Early Warning Signs Of A Non-Diversified Options Portfolio?

As options traders focused on income generation, it’s important that we consistently work towards maintaining a diversified options portfolio. But are there any “earning warning signs” that we are starting to lose our grip and balance? In today’s podcast, I’ve put together four things you can monitor so you don’t wake up tomorrow and realize…

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OAP 128: Stock Market Direction Becomes Irrelevant When You Average Down

How important is picking the right stock market direction when trading options? Depending on how you trade, it can be either vitally important or not important at all. Today’s podcast offers some insight and examples of why higher trading frequency and why averaging down (or up) around the market creates an environment in which market…

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OAP 127: What Contract Month & Option Strike Price Should I Buy Or Sell?

You’re ready to place an option trade and you’re confident the stock is a good candidate. Now what? With dozens of contract months and hundreds of option strike prices to choose from – which ones do you select? In today’s podcast, we’ll help bring some more light to the “dynamic approach” we now use at…

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OAP 126: Manage Multiple Option Positions Without Having To Be In Front Of The Screen All Day

We’re all busy; with work, family, school, kids, etc. And although many people might lead you to believe you have to be in front of the screen all day in order to manage multiple option positions, the reality it’s not true. Yes, you do need to have access to the markets in order to trade…

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OAP 125: Learn How To Trade Options By Eating An Elephant In 90 Days

Want to learn how to trade options the right way but feeling overwhelmed? It’s like this big giant elephant is standing in front of you and you have to figure out a way to consume it. And the best way to do anything in life, like eating the proverbial elephant, is to tackle it one…

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OAP 124: The Ugly Truth About Selling Cheap Options

Selling cheap options with very high probabilities of success makes rationale sense on the outside. I mean, why sell options with a 70% chance of success when you can sell options further out that have a 90% chance of success. No brainer right? Well, not so fast. The options market is fair and efficient –…

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OAP 123: Stop Focusing On ROI Options Trading Possibilities Until You Cross This Trading Bridge

At Option Alpha we believe (and the research confirms) that the options trading possibilities for retail investors are nearly endless. Higher returns and better performance for your portfolio, but only if, you cross this one trading bridge first. So many newbie traders learn about options and the stock market and experience a rush of energy…

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OAP 122: The “Big Rocks” That Should Be A Priority For All Options Traders

As options traders we need to focus on the levers that really move the needle in terms of generating income and cash flow for our portfolio. There’s no point in doing something if it doesn’t contribute to the overall profitability of the portfolio right? It’d be like shoveling your driveway before a huge snow storm.…

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