We Stopped Trading Earnings After We Saw This New Research

Earnings season comes around four times a year for stocks, and, as traders, we’ve always loved the idea of trading these events for the crush in implied volatility and quick potential moves in option strategy positions. However, after analyzing 1,546 earnings events across 40 underlyings over 10 years, we decided to stop trading earnings events…

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The Misbehavior of Markets – Exclusive Interview w/ Co-Author Richard Hudson

We’re excited and honored to have a very special guest this week on the podcast, Richard Hudson, co-founder of the London and Brussels-based Science Business Publishing Ltd. He’s the co-author of The (mis)Behavior of Markets: A fractal view of risk, ruin & reward, which he wrote with famed Yale/IBM mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. Our discussion, frankly,…

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Mastering Covered Calls (Free Audiobook)

This week on the podcast we’re doing something a little different and turning this podcast episode into a full-blown audiobook. Today I’m recording the newest book we released entitled “Mastering Covered Calls”. I encourage you to pick up your copy now, did we mention it’s 100% free, and follow along as you listen to this…

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Covered Calls – Top 3 Performance Insights From New Research

Today on the show we welcome special guest, Rob, who’s the co-author on our recent research report on Covered Calls. On the show this week we go over the top three performance insights we learned from our massive study on Covered Call Performance.┬áIf you trade covered calls right now or plan on using them at…

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Option Alpha’s New Auto-Trading Platform Updates

Important Note: This post will be the central hub for updates on the new platform. It’ll be updated as needed and as new milestones are hit and/or when feedback is requested. The newest updates will be added to the top of the post with older updates pushed lower for reference. We encourage you to bookmark…

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OAP 170: The 5 Critical Factors for ANY Trading Strategy

Factor-based strategies and trading systems are all the rage these days. We’ve been promoting these for many years now but it seems that more and more investors are catching on. As a result, we wanted to cover the 5 critical factors that your trading strategy should have. To us, these serve as the foundational elements…

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OAP 169: Interview w/ Kevin Davitt – Former Market Maker & CBOE Senior Instructor

This week we’re very excited to share our exclusive interview with Kevin Davitt, a special guest with tons of experience not only as a former market maker, but as the Senior Instructor for The Options Institute at CBOE. As many long-time listener’s know, we are highly selective with people we choose to bring on as…

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OAP 168: The 27 Biggest Options Trading Fears

Did you know that fear has nothing to do with logical or cognitive reasoning? It’s actually a completely physical response that originates in our body. We fear to be wrong because that might mean we will be alone and people will leave us, which means that we won’t be part of a tribe or community,…

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OAP 167: Options Trading Profit Targets – When Should You Break The Rules?

Oh, profit targets. The double edge sword of confusion for many traders. Take profits too early and you feel like you left money on the table. Too late and you kick yourself because the trade could have moved against you. And because we’ve been getting so many questions on when and why we’ve let positions…

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OAP 166: Understanding The Put Call Ratio The Right Way

When it comes to market signals and timing indicators, the Put Call Ratio is one that naturally jumps to the top of many lists. Because the indicator looks at volume in both put and call options, the logical conclusion is that we can interpret the ratio to signal us from an impending top or possible…

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