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.

Guide to Options Strategies

2 Day 50% Profit in YHOO

Options trading profit: In this video, I want to go over just the two quick closing trades that we had on Thursday, December tenth.  In particular, I want to go over just our two-day trade in Yahoo because this is a great example of the power of implied volatility when trading options.  Related “Options Trading Profit”…

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Easy, High Probability IRA Option Trade Example

Option trade: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over just the two quick orders that we had for Wednesday, December 30th. The first one that we got into really quick after the market opened was our XOP credit spread. We’ve traded XOP some times over the last month and a half, and it’s been well.…

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3 New Short Strangle Option Strategy Examples

Strangle: In tonight’s video, I want to go over the three new short strangle strategies that we enter today on Tuesday, December 8. Now, this is going to be a cool video because these three strangles that we entered into these three securities are very, very similar. They are almost the identical type of trade. We…

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New PFE Straddle with 68% Probability of Success

Straddle: In tonight’s video update, I want to go over just the two quick closing trades that we had today for Wednesday, November 18th. We tried to get into some other earnings trades today, GMCR and BBY. Now thankfully I guess we didn’t get filled in GMCR although I tried with four different orders to get…

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How to Trade Stock Earnings with Options

Stock earnings: In tonight’s video we’re going to go over the two earnings trades we have for Monday October 26th. This is going to be a pretty busy week for earnings, no doubt. We only got two orders filled. We tried to get into four different trades. We’re kind of stretched on some of the other…

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Closing Out MON for Big Loss

Option trading loss: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we entered on Tuesday, October 6th. I think today was a pretty good day. We had a little bit of everything so a little variety, some closing trades, a couple opening trades and an adjustment. I actually want to start off…

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YUM Short Straddle Adjustment to Reduce Risk

Straddle: In today’s quick video we’re just going to talk about the one adjustment trade that we had today in Yum, which was our original straddle trade sitting right over where the stock was at about $85. Again, the only adjustment that we made to that today is rolling down the sure call that we have…

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The PCLN Adjustment Backfired

Option trade adjustment: In tonight’s video, we’re going to do all the trades that we made today, which is Wednesday, August 5th. Again, just a lot of earnings trade today had three new opening orders and two closing orders, one adjusting order. Let’s actually cover the adjusting order in Priceline to begin. Priceline actually opened up…

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Our Wide Strangle Option Trade In AAPL

Strangle option: In tonight’s video we are going to go over the slew of trades that we made here today on Wednesday, August 12th. It was a pretty busy day. Mostly surrounding earnings, but the market was a little crazy this morning. Most stocks were lower this morning and did higher, but that gave us a…

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11 Option Trades In Just 1 Day

Option trades: For the third time tonight, I’m going to try to record this video, and hopefully, it goes through. It’s going to be a little bit longer. I’ve done it two times now, so hopefully, this is the last time and everything goes through, and my computer doesn’t crash on me going through this video.…

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