OAP 126: Manage Multiple Option Positions Without Having To Be In Front Of The Screen All Day

We’re all busy; with work, family, school, kids, etc. And although many people might lead you to believe you have to be in front of the screen all day in order to manage multiple option positions, the reality it’s not true. Yes, you do need to have access to the markets in order to trade…

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OAP 125: Learn How To Trade Options By Eating An Elephant In 90 Days

Want to learn how to trade options the right way but feeling overwhelmed? It’s like this big giant elephant is standing in front of you and you have to figure out a way to consume it. And the best way to do anything in life, like eating the proverbial elephant, is to tackle it one…

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OAP 124: The Ugly Truth About Selling Cheap Options

Selling cheap options with very high probabilities of success makes rationale sense on the outside. I mean, why sell options with a 70% chance of success when you can sell options further out that have a 90% chance of success. No brainer right? Well, not so fast. The options market is fair and efficient –…

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OAP 123: Stop Focusing On ROI Options Trading Possibilities Until You Cross This Trading Bridge

At Option Alpha we believe (and the research confirms) that the options trading possibilities for retail investors are nearly endless. Higher returns and better performance for your portfolio, but only if, you cross this one trading bridge first. So many newbie traders learn about options and the stock market and experience a rush of energy…

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OAP 122: The “Big Rocks” That Should Be A Priority For All Options Traders

As options traders we need to focus on the levers that really move the needle in terms of generating income and cash flow for our portfolio. There’s no point in doing something if it doesn’t contribute to the overall profitability of the portfolio right? It’d be like shoveling your driveway before a huge snow storm.…

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OAP 121: Small Tweaks When Managing Larger Trading Accounts

Trade long enough and save enough money and eventually you’ll need to make a couple small tweaks to your options strategy as you start managing larger trading accounts. Today’s show is all about transitioning your options strategy in a way that optimizes the increased capital you have to invest. If you’re not yet at the…

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OAP 120: Option Trader Success – Why Some Traders Are Frankly Always More Profitable

Over the last 10+ years I’ve seen thousands, and coached hundreds, of traders navigate the markets. And if you study option trader success long enough (and geek out about it as much as I do) then you’ll quickly come to realize that success is nothing more than a persistent person with great habits and a…

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OAP 119: Don’t Use A $6,000 Trade To “Practice” Trading Options

The last couple weeks of trading for many newbie investors was quite the learning experience. The market fell from all time highs quickly and then recovered nearly half of that move in a single week. Still, we got a flood of emails from people who were not well positioned for the drop in equity prices…

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OAP 118: Top 5 Options Trading Psychology Lessons I Learned Over The Last 18 Months

It’s always good to look back and analyze what happened in the past. Often times it can help shape the future (good or bad) and how you trade moving forward. In today’s show I want to take some time to share my top five options trading psychology lessons I learned over the last 18 months.…

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OAP 117: Let’s Talk About “Deltas” For Options Trading

One of the most popular and widely used options greek is Delta. And while I believe that you can’t necessarily learn about option pricing and option greeks in a vacuum as they all work together to represent potential price action for changing market conditions, having a solid understanding of how Delta works is important both…

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