Category Archives: Options Trading

Options trading is one of the most profitable, and yet conservative ways to trade in the stock market. Options give you the ability to control or leverage a position in underlying stocks and ETFs with a relatively small amount of money. The added diversity in contract months and strike prices means incredible flexibility in profit scenarios, allowing trades to generate income in rising, flat or falling markets. Our guides and training videos at Option Alpha will take you from newbie stock investor to professional options trader.

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No Options Open Interest? Here’s Why It Happens

Options open interest: In tonight’s update, we’re going to be talking about the one trade that we did make today, Monday, June 22nd. As we had talked about with premium members on the strategy call last night, we want to continue to build some positions and stocks and ETF’s that had high implied volatility. FXE was…

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Adjusting A Put Calendar Spread When The Stock Rallies

Put calendar: In tonight’s video, we’re going to be going over all the trades that we made for Wednesday, June 10th. In today’s trading session, we only have one small closing order which we’ll cover here at the end, and then one adjustment trade, actually, to our calendar. Our put calendar spread in IWM. What we…

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Options Trading Case Study – FXE Iron Butterfly

Iron butterfly: In tonight’s video want to talk about all the trades that we made for Tuesday, June 2nd and then also cover one trade for June 1st which was Monday. Since there was only 1 trade on Monday we didn’t cover it, so we’ll cover it tonight in today’s video. Just as a heads up…

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Aggressive Option Selling Strategy Pays Off In HPQ

Option selling: In tonight’s video, I want to go through all of the trades that we made for Thursday, May 21st. So, we had a pretty good day. I’d say closing out two nice profitable trades and then also entering a new trade in HPQ. So, let’s go over the earnings trade that we did in…

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Traders Fail Because They Stop Trading

Options traders: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all of the trades, the ton of trades that we had today. It was a very, very busy day in trading. We haven’t had a trading day like this in a while where we had so many different opening and closing and adjusting trades. It was…

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Mini Guide to Trading Iron Condors

Iron condor: In tonight’s video, I want to go over all of the trades that we made for today which is Thursday, March 26th, as well as the one closing trade that we had for yesterday. Since it was just one small closing trading, we just wanted to cover that in tonight’s video. Today is all…

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Laddering or Stacking Options Trades

Option trades: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go through all of the trades that we made for February 23rd which is Monday. Only had 2 … I’m sorry three new obeying trades that we entered today. No closing trades, no adjusting trades, or any hedge trades. Relatively quiet but we were able to get a…

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When To Exit An Earnings Trade (3 Case Studies)

Earnings trade: In today’s video tutorial, we’re going through all of the trades that we made for Thursday, February 12. We had a pretty active day because we were closing out a bunch of our earnings, trades that we had from yesterday. We had four earnings trades to get out of today. More or less we…

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How To Setup An Iron Butterfly Option Strategy

Iron butterfly: This video is really going to be pretty much a case study on how to enter an iron butterfly and we’re going to use FXI because I think it’s a really good example of how we’re getting back into this particular stock. We had really good success trading this last month and made a…

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A Great Time To Be An Options Trader

Options trader: We’re going to cover some of the trades that we made towards the end of the week last week, so the end of the week on Thursday and Friday. We only had I think two or three trades on Thursday and then the bulk of these trades were on Friday, but generally, the market…

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