Short-Term Performance Of Long-Term Strategies

It’s well documented that not only do investors classically chase performance, ultimately yielding sub-par performance in pursuit, but they also do not have enough patience to stick with strategies long enough. My hope is that it ends today. You can elevate yourself above all this and objectively look at strategies for what their expected outcome…

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Interview w/ Cameron Skinner

This week, I’m thrilled to welcome back a very popular guest, Cameron Skinner, to the Option Alpha podcast. Way back on Show 61, Cameron and I talked at length about his consistent and religious process for trading options–even though his “day job” as a real estate investor takes the majority of this focus and attention.…

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An Automated Way To Start VIX Hedging

One of the beautiful things about shifting to fully automated trading on the new Option Alpha platform is the ability to finally clone and replicate entire trading strategies using bot templates. Bot templates allow anyone to build a trading strategy and seamlessly share the structure and details of that strategy with one-click. Today, I want…

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Deep Dive Into Options Assignment & Exercising

Back on Show 187, we tackled the top 15 questions we consistently receive around options expiration. Today, we’re taking a slightly different approach and addressing head-on the 18 biggest questions and concerns traders have around options assignment and exercising, whether on or before expiration itself. Regardless of your trading experience level, whether a seasoned investor…

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The 13 Investor Biases That Ruin Your Performance

We’re all subject to investment biases, often multiple biases working simultaneously, trying subconsciously to derail us. Whether we offload the actual order execution and management to an auto-trading platform or not, the human element of investing still impacts the decisions we make and the strategies we choose to execute or not. Until we take the…

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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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