OAP 078: Is Your Investment Portfolio Unbalanced? 4 Ways To Fix It & Get Back To Neutral

I know one of the key elements to successful options trading long-term is maintaining an investment portfolio that is consistently balanced. And when I talk about balance, I’m not talking about 80% stocks and 20% bonds – that’s portfolio diversification. Unlike traditional investment strategies that favor 99% of the portfolio invested in long equities and…

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The PCLN Adjustment Backfired

Option trade adjustment: In tonight’s video, we’re going to do all the trades that we made today, which is Wednesday, August 5th. Again, just a lot of earnings trade today had three new opening orders and two closing orders, one adjusting order. Let’s actually cover the adjusting order in Priceline to begin. Priceline actually opened up…

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What Happens On Earnings Trades When Volatility Doesn’t Drop?

Earnings trades: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Tuesday, August 4th. So it’s all earnings days, earning trades for us today. We had three closing orders from yesterday in Coach, CVS, and MGM. And then three new opening trades in Priceline, Zillow, and First Solar. So to…

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Our Wide Strangle Option Trade In AAPL

Strangle option: In tonight’s video we are going to go over the slew of trades that we made here today on Wednesday, August 12th. It was a pretty busy day. Mostly surrounding earnings, but the market was a little crazy this morning. Most stocks were lower this morning and did higher, but that gave us a…

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How to Trade BABA’s Earnings With Options?

Earnings options trades: In tonight’s video, we’re going to be going all the trades that we’ve made for Tuesday, August 11th. Fairly quiet day. We have one quick adjustment trade that we made in FXI earlier this morning. And then two earnings trades, kind of earnings are trying to … or starting to wind down here…

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OAP 077: Scared Of Being Assigned During Options Expiration Week? Here’s The #1 Reason To Stop Worrying

Options expiration week can be a scary time for some traders as they struggle with fears about short option contract assignment. And while the reality is that most options are not assigned, it still creates anxiety and confusion about what to do with short positions that are in-the-money. On today’s podcast, I’ll walk through the…

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5 New Strangle & Straddle Option Trade Examples

Straddle: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go through all the trades that we made on Thursday, August 20th. Today was. I think a pretty good day. I mean, we got a lot of things on. New trades that I think were really good. Closed out of a bunch of trades with profits. So really couldn’t…

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This Option Trade Adjustment Saved Me $200

Option trade adjustments: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go through all of the openings, closing, and adjusting trades for August 18th. We had a busy day. A lot of closing trades as we get closer to expiration. Also, some new trades that we put on. A couple of earnings trades just to round out the…

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KSS Post Earnings Strangle Adjustment Step By Step

Earnings strangle: We are going to go over just the two trades that we made today. One is kind of a combo hedge trade that we made in KSS which is Kohl’s which announced earnings today. The other is just a very simple closing trade in Cisco. Quick, just to get it out of the way,…

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Examples of Earnings Option Trades In COH, MGM and CVS

Earnings trades: In tonight’s video update, we’re going to cover both the closing trades on Friday that we had as far as earnings and new opening trades that we had today Monday, August 3rd. I figured I’d just cover all of these at the same time, it was a real busy weekend, lots of stuff with…

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