OAP 053: The 1 Hour Per Month Options Strategy That Beat The S&P 500 by 24%

1 hour options strategy

What if there was an options strategy that took just 1 hour per month to implement and actually beat the S&P 500 benchmark index both in performance and with less overall portfolio volatility? What if that one strategy was available to any trader, regardless of your account type or size? You see, I believe you…

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OAP 052: Robo Advisors – Why Automated Investing Is NOT The Wave of The Future

robo advisors

Doesn’t it just sound so cool even saying it: Robo Advisors. And although some of these automated investing companies have been around for 5+ years now, the recent rise in popularity of robo advisors like Wealthfront and Betterment is alarming. If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest FinTech craze, robo advisors are simply…

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OAP 051: Single Positions vs. Overall Portfolio Management – Which Is More Important?

portfolio management

You’re in a trade that’s going bad and are thinking about adjusting your position. But before you do, how would that adjustment impact your overall portfolio management? Would it make your portfolio more bearish, more bullish, or have little effect at all? Asking yourself this question above before adding or adjusting your positions gets to…

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OAP 050: Is The Stock Market Random Or Predictable? The Final Debate On Efficient Markets

Options Trading

One of the foundational elements of my personal trading style with options is the belief that the stock market is random. Random meaning that we can’t gain an edge picking a direction. And for years, this assumption has been more or less accepted by the public and academia. In the last couple months, the theory…

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OAP 049: How To Profit From The Next Stock Market Crash – 15 Backtested Put Option Strategies

Options Trading

Do you think that there’ll be another stock market crash soon? Maybe in the next six months to 1 year? If you are looking for the ultimate strategy to profit from the next stock market crash, then today’s latest podcast is for you. We went to 2007 and backtested 15 different put option buying strategies…

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OAP 048: Options Approval Levels Tips – How to Quickly Work Your Way Up The 4 Different Levels

Options Trading

Options approval levels are options trading restrictions placed on your brokerage account to prevent or allow you from entering different options strategies. Most new traders, and admittedly some experienced traders, often don’t know which trading level they are in or even that levels exist. Still, you should always reach out to your current broker and…

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OAP 047: Options Trading Risk Management & The Indisputable Math Behind Optimal Position Sizing

Options Trading

One of the key elements of becoming a more successful trader is the ability to absolutely master options trading risk management. And, contrary to what you might assume, it comes down to a couple simple things. Namely, determining and sticking to an optimal position sizing range for each trade and never allocating the full value…

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OAP 046: Insider’s Guide to Options Trading Taxes Part 2

Options Trading

Tax day has come and gone that doesn’t mean that we can’t start preparing in advance for next year by looking ways to reduce or minimize our tax exposure. Today’s newest episode is Part 2 of 3 all about options trading taxes based on the questions that our members submitted. We’ll continue to dive deep…

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OAP 045: Pattern Day Trading Rules – What Are They & What Can Go Wrong?

Options Trading

Did you get flagged under the Pattern Day Trading Rules? Concerned about what can happen if you make too many day trades in a short period of time? In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast, I’ll clearly lay out the not-so-scary Pattern Day Trading Rules (PDT) that you can often run into if you’re…

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OAP 044: Which Options Greeks Are The Most Important?

options greeks

Options traders often reference the “Greeks” which include delta, gamma, vega and theta of their underlying positions as a way to measure the sensitivity of an option’s price to market movements. And while looking at option greeks can be helpful, there’s also a big misconception about them… one that trips a lot of traders up early…

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