Options Basics

Why Options vs. Stocks?

This video tutorial discusses the advantages of trading options over stocks and how you can use the power of options to improve your portfolio.
Why Options vs. Stocks?
Kirk Du Plessis
Apr 19, 2021

As you make the transition from being a stock investor to an options trader it would be great to know exactly why options are much more beneficial, right? Most people blindly assume that options trading is more risky than stock trading. Yet the evidence shows that options trading can be more profitable and less risky. For example, how do options offer greater returns with less risk? What are the advantages to trading a derivatives contract? I've heard that you can make money in any direction with options? This video tutorial will answer a bunch of questions related to trading options over stocks as a long-term strategy for income generation and portfolio growth.

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