Category Archives: Options Strategies

Options strategies provide incredible versatility for traders in every market situation. Unlike traditional stock trading, which limits you to either going long or short the underlying shares, options trading allows investors to create strategic and targetted strategies that profit from several market changes at one time. Option strategies can be set up to profit from bullish or bearish stock trends as well as sideways or low volatility markets. In each trading situation, you have to determine what you want to accomplish, which type of option you want to use — a call or a put — and whether the conditions require purchasing, selling or a combination of different contracts. These free guides offer a step-by-step approach to selecting the optimal strategy in any market.

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Re Capping Our 2 Month FXE Option Position

Option trades: In tonight’s video, we’re going to be going over all the trades we made for Thursday, June 18. We’re one day away from expiration. I’m super excited for this video to specifically talk through our FXE position because it was a pretty big position we started building all the way back at the end…

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CMG Earnings Option Trade

Earnings trade: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Tuesday, July 21st. Big earnings day for us again, getting into a lot of new earnings trades. We’ll cover that here in a second. We did have one earnings trade that we got out of from yesterday. We had…

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How to Trade VXX with Options

Option trades: In tonight’s update, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Tuesday, April 7th. We didn’t have, any trades yesterday to start off the week, and hopefully, everyone had a great long holiday weekend to spend time with family. Today we had one of each. We had a new…

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Iron Condor Adjustments to SPY & EBAY

Iron condor: In tonight’s video, I want to talk about just our two kinds of closing trades and hedge trades that we made here for today, Monday, March 16th. So we did make a closing trade. We actually kind of categorized it, or I categorized it really, as a hedge trade because we didn’t close out…

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Options Laddering With FXI Iron Condors

Iron condor: In tonight’s video, I want to go over all of the trades that we made for Monday, April 20th. We only had two new trades today, one opening trade in FXI and then also an earnings trade that we got into in IBM. Let’s go over first the trade in FXI. And we added…

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No Time To Be Timid – Sell Volatility

Sell volatility: Tonight, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made for today, Tuesday, October 14th, as well as cover again the trades that we made on Monday the 13th. I did actually do that video, and I know that the email went out, but YouTube did not fully process that video,…

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Call Calendar Spreads

Call calendar spreads: Tonight, I want to go over all of the trades that we’ve made today for Tuesday, December 30th. Only one more trading day until the end of the year which is just crazy to believe, but we were pretty active today and did a couple of the things that we intended to doing…

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Earnings, Iron Condors And Bearish Trades

Bearish trades: Today, we’re going to go over all of the trades… Yes, all of the trades that we made today. I know there was a lot of them and I know people were emailing me back and forth because this is probably one of the busier days that we’ve had in the last couple of…

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Strategy For When Earnings Trades Move Against You

Earnings trade: Today, I actually am going to change things up. I decided to record this video before the market opens on Friday the 24th, so these are actually the alerts from yesterday. But the reason I want to do it today is because now that we’re through when both of these companies for Microsoft and…

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Selling A Ratio Spread In VXX

Ratio spread: Tonight, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made for Wednesday, January 7th. It was a pretty active day, and we made some new trades that we’re going to talk about that we haven’t achieved in a while. In particular, we’re going to speak of a back ratio spread…

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