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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$1,300 Loss In SCTY Realized

Option trading loss: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Monday, January 4. So, Happy New Year. Welcome back to another trading year and hopefully another successful year here at Option Alpha. I’ve got a ton in store for you guys this year. I know I talk about…

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2 Day 50% Profit in YHOO

Options trading profit: In this video, I want to go over just the two quick closing trades that we had on Thursday, December tenth.  In particular, I want to go over just our two-day trade in Yahoo because this is a great example of the power of implied volatility when trading options.  Related “Options Trading Profit”…

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Rolling HPQ Straddle with Double Diagonal Order

Straddle: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Tuesday, January 12th. The first thing that we’re going to start off with tonight is the last trade that we made today, and that’s trade in CMG. What we did has we had the original iron condor here in CMG…

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Easy, High Probability IRA Option Trade Example

Option trade: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over just the two quick orders that we had for Wednesday, December 30th. The first one that we got into really quick after the market opened was our XOP credit spread. We’ve traded XOP some times over the last month and a half, and it’s been well.…

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How to Enter a Bearish Call Credit Spread

Call credit spread: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go for all the trades that we made on Tuesday, December 22nd. It was a pretty easy day. A lot of, things worked in our favor. Solar City moved down a considerable amount so we made a couple hundred dollars back there so overall it was a…

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FXE Closing And Opening Option Trade Examples

Option trade: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made for Monday, November 30th. Thanks so much for tuning in tonight. Hopefully, everyone had a great long Thanksgiving break, spent some time with family. Last week was a short week, only had couple days of trading which you guys can…

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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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Detailed XOP Short Strangle Option Strategy Recap

Short strangle: We’re going to go through all of the trades that we made on Friday, February 19th. So it’s Friday. Expiration for February is now coming on, and now we’re getting fully into March and then again start building out the portfolio in April. We got a lot of positions on in March. I like…

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