Show 020 : How I Negotiated A 17% Reduction In My Trading Commissions

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast we’ll have an in-depth talk about trading commissions and broker fees. Specifically, people always ask me about commission and with more members now than ever it’s becoming more and more important to negotiate great commission rates. So I’m here to help you save money by getting your…

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Show 019 : Interview with Joshua Belanger – Profiting From Unusual Options Activity And Volume

joshua belanger

In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I had a chance to flip the script on Joshua Belanger from www.OptionSizzle.com. A former CME runner in Chicago, Josh has been a long time industry trader both on the professional and retail level. What’s so great about his story is that over the last 10 years…

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Show 018 : Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting Assigned Stock

assigned stock

In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll explain why you shouldn’t be afraid of the assignment and exercise process when it comes to trading options. You see, all too often it’s just a lack of understanding as to how the process really works: Who are the parties involved? How do they select who…

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Show 017 : The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Debit Spreads

debit spreads

In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I completely break-down one of the worst trade alerts we’ve ever seen using a debit spread. And it honestly gets to the heart of why I started this website and blog more than 8 years ago; because there are still horrible companies and services out there publishing…

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Show 016 : Interview with Henrick Santander – Full-Time Job & Creating A Trading System That Fits Your Lifestyle

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In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I had a chance to interview Henrick Santander, the guy behind http://www.the-lazy-trader.com who currently works a full-time job but is passionate about creating a trading system that fits his lifestyle. You’ll hear how this long time Cuban (of 26 years) moved to Canada and is now trading…

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Show 015 : How Often Does The Stock Market Really “Crash”?

stock market crash

Ever wonder how often going back in history the stock market “crashes”? I mean we know that cyclical markets means another one will eventually happen (it’s just a matter of time) but when? Or how often? We did the research for you and analyzed the market data going back to 1928 (as far as we…

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Show 014 : Why “Stop-Loss” Orders Could Actually Be Creating More Losing Trades

stop-loss orders

In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll explain why most traders think stop-loss orders help manage risk and protect them when in fact they end up creating more losing trades. Using the “Lazy Trader” program I’ll show you with concrete numbers on live trades how a stop-loss order would create 50% more losing…

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Show 013 : Mastering Stock Beta And Underlying Asset Correlations

asset correlations

When you start to trade more often and with more positions, remaining as neutral as possible will help smooth out your returns over time. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get directional (betting on a move up or down in something) but it does mean that you have to know how to re-balance your portfolio.…

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Show 012 : Covered Calls – Limit Your Upside Gain, Increase Your Chance of Success

covered calls

In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast  I’m going to change the way you think about buying stock forever. Because just buying shares isn’t effective anymore and with the help of options you can both increase your probability of success and reduce risk (and net cost basis). But first I’ll need your help with my…

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Show 011 : Picking The Best Option Strategy Is A Process Of Elimination NOT Selection

best options strategy

In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast we are going to help you finally create an easy to use 3-step system for picking the best option strategy. Unlike most traders who try to fit their favorite strategy into every market situation, you’ll find out why after asking just 2 simple questions we can eliminate…

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