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.

Guide to Options Trading

Quick Profit Trading YHOO Options

Profit trading: In this video, I just want to quickly go over our closing trade in one of our positions in YHOO that we closed out today, and that was our December strangle, the 33, 32 strangle, very tight strangle. It was almost acting like a straddle because we did this thing when implied volatility was…

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ORCL Credit Spread and CMG Iron Condor

Credit spread: In tonight’s video, I want to go over the two new opening trades that we had today, on December 3rd. Now again, all of this always posted live to the website so you guys can see exactly what we are doing, both the side, the effect, the quantity, the expiration date, the whole ……

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How to Hedge a Call Credit Spread

Call credit spread: In this video, we’re going to go over just the two quick trades that we had today on Wednesday, December 2nd. The first trade that went through is an adjusting trade on Alibaba which is BABA, and I wanted to go over instead, our quick closing trade first on XOP. We’ve got a…

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New Iron Butterfly Option Trade in POT

Iron butterfly: In tonight’s video we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Thursday, November 12th. It’s actually been a couple of days since we actually made some trades, and that’s okay. I know that some people were really excited for new trades I guess the last couple of days, because I…

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Adjusting Earnings Trades – GPRO Loss Cut to Just $9

Earnings trades: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made for Monday November 2nd. In addition to that, before we go over the trade that we had in GoPro, which I think is a great example of how we adjusted an earnings trade that went against us and basically turned…

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IBM Option Trade Example – Strangle Strategy

Strangle: In tonight’s video update, we’re going to go over just the one trade that we had on Monday, October 19th. All we did today was enter earnings strangle on IBM. Although some of the other trades that we had sent out in the earnings watch looked like okay trades, we just really didn’t like the…

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Why Patience Is Important When Trading Options

Trading options: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made for Wednesday, October 7th. We had just a couple closing trades today and then one adjusting trade. First closing trades, we closed out of our position that we had in US Steel, our straddle. Bought back the $12.50 put and…

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Patient Option Traders Make Money

Option traders: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over just the few closing words that we had today and the one quick adjustment that we had in EWW. First on deck is our position in XRT. Now, this position split. So this was a position where we entered six original contracts. Then XRT had a…

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Mini Case Study On Why Premium Selling in Options Is Profitable

Sell options: In this tutorial, we’re going to go over just the two quick trades that we had today on Wednesday, August 26th. We had one new opening trade today and then one closing trade. We weren’t that active today because things were going our way. The market popped up higher, and implied volatility for the…

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13 Option Selling Trade Examples

Option selling: In tonight’s video we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Friday, August 21st, so yes, there were a lot of trades that we made on Friday. It was a crazy day, probably one of the most volatile days that we’ve seen the entire year in the market. What…

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