Category Archives: Options Basics

Whether you’re looking to use options for hedging and protection or speculation and income, you’ll need to know more about options basics to get started. At Option Alpha, that’s where we come into play. Our top ranked course on options trading covers everything from calls and puts, strike prices and expiration dates, to strategy profit & loss diagrams and order types. You’ll finally have the confidence to start tackling more advanced options strategies and lessons after first laying the foundation for your education. Plus, we’ll walk through some step-by-step instructions on buying and selling your first option contracts.

Guide to Options Basics

1 Day And 16 Option Trades (I’ll Cover Each One Here)

Options trades: Tonight, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made. It was a very busy day for October 8th here which is a Wednesday. And finally got the internet back at the house and now everything should be back on track as far as doing videos, and it’s just a lot…

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A Lesson In Staying Consistent And Persistent

High probability trading: Tonight, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Wednesday, November 19th. We’re about a day out from expiration, so it’s about that time where we start closing out trades that haven’t gone our way. And really, the title of this video is all about staying consistent with…

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Custom DIA Option Spread With Huge Profit Window

Option spread: In tonight’s video, I want to go over all the trades that we made for Friday, January 16th to close at expiration here. The first thing that we’re going to do is go over the closing trades and then we’ll talk about the new trades that we entered, both the custom order in…

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Getting Paid To Roll A Debit Spread

Debit spread: Welcome back to the video recap that we do here each and every night on the membership side of our blog. We’re going to get to all the trades that we made on Wednesday, December 10th. It’s a pretty crazy market today, stocks were down, oil was down again, just seems like it keeps…

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SPY Put Calendar (LIVE Opening Trade)

Put calendar: In this video, we’re going to go through my thought process on adding a live put calendar spread to SPY. At the time that we’re doing this video, the markets have had a massive rally up. You can see SPY which is the primary market ETF has moved basically from a low around 181…

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Quick $142 Profit on WFM Earnings Options Trade

Earnings options trade: In tonight’s video update, I want to go through the two trades that we had today on Thursday, May 5th. The first one that we’re going to start off here tonight with is the closing trade in WFM which is our earnings trade in Whole Foods. Now, Whole Foods announced earnings after the…

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Closing Option Strangles ($392 Profits)

Option strangles: In tonight’s video update, we’re going to go through our two most recent closing trades that we had both, one today, Tuesday, July 19, and then also the one that we had yesterday, Monday, July 18. As always, I try to get out these video updates every single night. But sometimes, if we have…

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Nearly A $1,000 Profit Today Trading Options When SPY Finished Flat

Trading options: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all of the closing trades that we had on Thursday, September 3rd. It’s a pretty good day actually, considering everything that happened or didn’t occur in the market I guess. We were up almost $1,000 on the day which is great, and the market didn’t move…

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