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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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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How To Place An Earnings Option Trade w/ BBBY

Earnings options trade: In this video, we want to go over specifically the new earnings trade that we had in BBBY. Today is January 8th. We had two orders that went through the market, one opening and one closing. Quickly just to cover the closing trade, we bought back our FXE credit call spread that we…

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How To Enter A Skewed Iron Condor

Iron condor: Today, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Tuesday, November 4th, Election Day, so hopefully you guys got out there and had a chance to vote which is always important to do on today. As far as trades that we had today, we had two opening orders and…

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Iron Condor Adjustments

Iron condor adjustments: Tonight, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Thursday, November 13th. But before we get into those trades, I just want to look at a couple of charts. I think it’s been fascinating what’s happening not only in crude oil but just the day that we had on…

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