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

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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Rolling An Inverted Short Strangle

Short strangle: Tonight, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Tuesday, December 9th. We didn’t have any trades yesterday, so no video yesterday, just didn’t get anything filled. And just as a heads up, we try to stay a little bit more passive and patient when it comes to making…

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Placing A Skewed Iron Condor Trade In MSFT

Iron condor: Tonight, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Tuesday, December 16th. We have one of each today, one opening, one closing and one adjustment trade, so a relatively quiet day even though we had three trades. We’ll start off here tonight going over Microsoft. This was a late…

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GDX Strangle (LIVE Opening Trade)

Strangle: In this video, I want to go through my thought process here as I look at entering a new trade in GDX. Recently, at the time of this video, gold has been on a real big move up the last month and a half or so. And we already have some positions in GDX and…

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CMG Iron Condor (LIVE Opening Trade)

Iron condor: In this video, we’re going to look at entering a new iron condor trade in Chipotle or at least pricing it out. We’ll see if it ends up working out. Chipotle has been on a little bit of a downward move for the better part of the last six months or so, but…

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FXE Strangle (LIVE Opening Trade)

Strangle: In this live trading video, we’re going to look at entering a new trade in FXE which is a euro trust currency ETF. I’ve wanted to get into FXE for a little bit here, but I’ve been waiting for a little bit more of a pullback. And today, the ETF is down and gapped open…

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$546 In Profits After Closing Iron Butterfly Positions In FXE & TLT

Iron butterfly positions: In tonight’s video update, we’re just going to quickly go through our two closing orders that we had today. First off, I do realize I guess some people… It wasn’t all people, and I don’t even know. I’m trying to dig into it more with our developer guy.  Some people did not get…

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