OAP 149: Assigned Option Contract Case Study In Gold ETF GLD

For some reason many traders fear being assigned option contracts as part of an option strategy. Maybe it’s the large capital requirement to hold the shares or just the “unknown” around how to manage the position. But, like most things in life, when you slow down and take the time to walk through the position…

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OAP 148: The 5×2 Trading Psychology Matrix

No system is perfect. No trader is perfect. You will have losing trades. But it’s how you react to those losing trades, or even false positive trades, that defines how long you’ll survive in this business. Today’s show focuses on what I’m calling the 5×2 “Victim Matrix” in which there are 2 paths you can…

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OAP 147: Interview w/ Former CBOE Options Market Maker David Lincoln

Did you ever wonder what an options market maker is thinking or how they see the markets and regular traders like us? After all, these guys are the ones that are making markets in different securities each week. So, I invited one on the podcast to ask him questions and learn more about the ÔÇťother…

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OAP 146: Are You Making These 11 Common Options Strategy Mistakes?

If you trade options and are struggling to find consistency or profitability it’s likely because you are breaking, knowingly or unknowingly, some important rules. Rules that are designed to keep you safe, protect your portfolio, and cater to the math and probabilities that drive any options selling system. On this episode, I’ll walk thru the…

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OAP 145: Backtesting Results Trading Monthly vs. Bi-Monthly Options For 10 Years

Is less more? Often we hear this phrase thrown about with the assumption that when investing you should do less, sit on your hands or trade further out, in order to generate higher profits and better returns. But is this really the case and does the math and data prove this to be the point?…

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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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