A Zillion Ways You Can Save Money To Invest

One of the most impactful things you can do for your portfolio is to add money or capital to it. A consistent and persistent schedule of funding your account, even with small amounts, gives you the added boost that compounds over time. But, we all know this already, don’t we? Why don’t we do it,…

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We’re Launching The 1st Automated Trading Platform for Options

Today’s show is a massive announcement; we are officially announcing that we have set our launch dates for our new auto-trading platform. On today’s show, we’re going to answer some common questions that we’ve been getting about the new platform. We’re also going to start going through some of the features you will love about…

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Options Trading Taxes For All Traders

Ah, taxes, a dreaded but necessary part of investing and trading. Although you might be inclined to skip this week’s show, I’d encourage you to dive in because, even for me personally, this discussion helped clarify and re-solidify mildly opaque concepts. After all, tax concepts and terminology can get complicated fast. Our goal is to…

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15 Options Expiration Questions Answered

We get a lot of questions about options expiration – hundreds and hundreds each week. Yet, the same vital few seem to float to the top consistently, so we’re pulling these 15 questions into this week’s podcast episode to help you understand and effectively navigate options expiration. In the off chance, we didn’t answer your…

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Vacation Checklist for Option Traders

Summer vacations are in full swing. As everyone rushes to their favorite social distancing hot spot, traders are often left wondering what to do with their positions and trades while away. Since we cannot build automated and trigger-based strategies yet, though it’s coming soon from Option Alpha, we wanted to help with a simple but…

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How To Execute And Fill Options Trades

Filling option trades can often feel like pulling teeth. While some trades and orders get filled quickly and without issue, others are incredibly stubborn and hard to get filled. To add to your frustration, the entire order execution process appears to be just another confusing black box. There’s seemingly no rhyme or reason why this…

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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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Adjustments Followed By Assignment [FXI Case Study]

Adjusting trades that move against you can be hard enough. Choosing how to adjust and when to pull the trigger complicates an otherwise simple trade to start with. Now, throw in an early assignment to the mix, and you’ve got quite the convoluted option trade on your hands. Sounds daunting already doesn’t it? Fear not.…

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The Predictive Power of Investor Sentiment

Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. This classic Buffett quote has echoed through the ranks of investors for decades. But does the data support the methodology? Does investor sentiment, which for many investors is widely considered a contrarian indicator, have enough predictive power to warrant our time and attention?…

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Trading Psychology & Emotional Intelligence for Options Traders

Greed, fear, FOMO, anxiety, panic, over-confidence, stubbornness, impatience. These are just a few of the many emotional and mental states that traders find themselves in. And while we cannot avoid these emotions and thought processes, we can learn to manage them through emotional intelligence. This week’s podcast was curated to help you learn how to…

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