OAP 090: The Art & Options Strategy Behind Quick “Earnings Trades”

We’re now in the heart of earnings season for the current quarter and with hundreds of companies set to announce their performance we’re presented as options traders with tons of opportunities to profit from the volatility crush that occurs after an announcement. But these fast (and often violent) moves in the underlying stock in the…

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OAP 089: Are Your Current Technical Analysis Indicators Slowly Destroying Your Portfolio?

It’s been over a year since we released our game changing report on technical analysis indicators called SIGNALS, and since then I haven’t talked more about how we are using technical analysis in conjunction with our options trading. So, I wanted to revisit this topic on the podcast today because I still see a lot…

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Special Tax Treatments for Options

In most cases, figuring out your taxes on ordinary stock investments involves a fairly simply process – you either pay taxes on the gains or deduct the losses. How much you pay or deduct depends on whether the stock qualifies as a short- or long-term investment. Calculating the taxes from trading options is a horse…

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OAP 088: Is High Probability Option Trading The Holy Grail Of Investing?

Newbie traders and investors who make the transition over from stocks to options often become overly confident and excited that magically they’ve discovered the “Holy Grail Of Investing” in a high probability option trading system. Surely no system or investing methodology is prefect and options trading has its own challenges. The goal for me today…

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OAP 087: The 3 Option Adjustment Principles You Must Know Now

option adjustment principles

Losing trades are part of the game – they are going to happen and it’s a reality we must all face. And I believe what sets really great traders apart from those who are average at best is the ability to cut a loss by making smart adjustments. Adjustments that reduce risk and extend the…

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OAP 086: Changing Options Strategies When Trading Inverse ETFs

trading inverse etfs

Trading inverse ETFs and leveraged ETFs are becoming more and more popular with retail traders. Maybe it’s the appeal of quick profits with 2X and 3X leveraged securities like FAZ (Ultra Bear 3X Financials) but the should we adjust our options strategy for these unique products? I think we should for good reason. In today’s…

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OAP 085: Legging Into Spreads And Out Of Trades – Is It Ever Worth It?

legging into spread trades

Legging into spread trades and complex option strategies is a popular way for traders to get quicker fills. However, is this legging technique really the best approach or should we be doing things a little different when entering or exiting trades? In today’s show I’ll discuss my thoughts on approaching legging into and out of…

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OAP 084: Why We Ladder Or Stack Option Trades Over Time & Price

For years we’ve talked about the need for increasing your trading frequency. In today’s podcast, we want to re-introduce the concept of stacking or laddering option trades over time and price. More importantly, we’ll talk about why our extensive backtesting (and current experience) proves that when you break down your trade entry into smaller and…

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Quick IV Drop In Pandora Helps Strangle Strategy Win Out

Strangle: In today’s video, I’m going to go over all the trades that we made on Thursday and Friday of this week. So, I’m actually out of town at a wedding, a very good friend of mine is getting married in Virginia, so I haven’t been able to do it last night with the rehearsal dinner.…

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Quick Earning Trade Exits for Scratch in WMT & HD

Earnings trade: In tonight’s video, we’re just going to go quickly over the two closing trades that we had today both in Home Depot and Walmart. Like I said, these were two earnings trades that we entered yesterday. As always, when you’re logged into the membership site, you can see all the running trades, and you…

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