OAP 059: Short Strangle Case Study – Adjustment Strategy That Slashed Our Loss By 87%

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It’s easy for traders, myself included, to talk about our profitable trades. I mean who doesn’t want to talk about making money right? But we know that we can’t win on every trade and today I’m going to cover an in-depth case study on our EWZ short strangle. We started building the EWZ position with…

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OAP 058: Find The Best Stocks For Options Trading With 4 Clicks

best stocks

One of the most challenging aspects of options trading for most people is in finding the best stocks and setups to trade. And I completely understand since there are thousands of stocks from which to choose. So, how do you filter down to a handful of just the best stocks with the best trading potential?…

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OAP 057: Learn How To Trade Options w/ Option Alpha’s NEW Course Tracks

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We already know that you want to learn how to trade options and generate a consistent income. What we didn’t know, as well as we do now, is that we had some pretty specific gaps in our previous courses that made the process of learning how to trade confusing. And because we always want to…

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OAP 056: Top 7 Tips When Trading Options In An IRA Account

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With more than 32k option traders in our program now, I can tell you honestly that I’ve seen just as many 7-figure IRA accounts as I have 7-figure margin accounts in the last eight years. Many new traders think that trading options in an IRA account limit your ability to make money and generate income.…

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OAP 055: Hedging Strategies – Balancing Your Stock or Options Portfolio

Hedging Strategies

Market neutral, delta neutral, or balanced portfolio; call it what you want but the concept of making money regardless of where the stock market goes has been a long-time goal for many traders. But what happens when your portfolio becomes unbalanced? What are the best hedging strategies you can use to get back to a…

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OAP 054: Can Using Portfolio Margin Enhance Your Returns?

portfolio margin

If you’re an experienced options trader, then today’s show is for you because this week we’ll be talking about portfolio margin and how it could help enhance your returns. Yes, portfolio margin isn’t for everyone (you’ve got to have at least $125k in equity to qualify and three years of experience trading options), but the…

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OAP 053: The 1 Hour Per Month Options Strategy That Beat The S&P 500 by 24%

1 hour options strategy

What if there was an options strategy that took just 1 hour per month to implement and actually beat the S&P 500 benchmark index both in performance and with less overall portfolio volatility? What if that one strategy was available to any trader, regardless of your account type or size? You see, I believe you…

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OAP 052: Robo Advisors – Why Automated Investing Is NOT The Wave of The Future

robo advisors

Doesn’t it just sound so cool even saying it: Robo Advisors. And although some of these automated investing companies have been around for 5+ years now, the recent rise in popularity of robo advisors like Wealthfront and Betterment is alarming. If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest FinTech craze, robo advisors are simply…

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OAP 051: Single Positions vs. Overall Portfolio Management – Which Is More Important?

portfolio management

You’re in a trade that’s going bad and are thinking about adjusting your position. But before you do, how would that adjustment impact your overall portfolio management? Would it make your portfolio more bearish, more bullish, or have little effect at all? Asking yourself this question above before adding or adjusting your positions gets to…

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OAP 050: Is The Stock Market Random Or Predictable? The Final Debate On Efficient Markets

Options Trading

One of the foundational elements of my personal trading style with options is the belief that the stock market is random. Random meaning that we can’t gain an edge picking a direction. And for years, this assumption has been more or less accepted by the public and academia. In the last couple months, the theory…

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