Category Archives: Stock Options

Stock options are financial contracts executed between two parties in an underlying stock or ETF. There are two main types of option contracts: Call options and Put options. In either case, the option buyer pays a premium to the option seller for the right, but not the obligation, to buy/sell 100 shares of the underlying security at a predetermined price in the future. Option sellers, therefore, give up their right and have an obligation to deliver the shares if and when the contract is exercised or reaches expiration. Put options give the buyer the right to sell the stock or ETF whereas calls options give the buyer the right to buy the stock or ETF.

Guide to Stock Options

$1,300 Loss In SCTY Realized

Option trading loss: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Monday, January 4. So, Happy New Year. Welcome back to another trading year and hopefully another successful year here at Option Alpha. I’ve got a ton in store for you guys this year. I know I talk about…

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Rolling HPQ Straddle with Double Diagonal Order

Straddle: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Tuesday, January 12th. The first thing that we’re going to start off with tonight is the last trade that we made today, and that’s trade in CMG. What we did has we had the original iron condor here in CMG…

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How to Enter a Bearish Call Credit Spread

Call credit spread: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go for all the trades that we made on Tuesday, December 22nd. It was a pretty easy day. A lot of, things worked in our favor. Solar City moved down a considerable amount so we made a couple hundred dollars back there so overall it was a…

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FXE Closing And Opening Option Trade Examples

Option trade: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made for Monday, November 30th. Thanks so much for tuning in tonight. Hopefully, everyone had a great long Thanksgiving break, spent some time with family. Last week was a short week, only had couple days of trading which you guys can…

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6 Day PFE Short Straddle Option Strategy

Short straddle: In tonight’s video update, we’re going to go over just the two quick trades, we had on Tuesday, the 24th of November. The first trade was a closing trade in Pfizer. Now this one is interesting because honestly, we were only in this, trade about six days. This is the original opening trade that…

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Quick Earning Trade Exits for Scratch in WMT & HD

Earnings trade: In tonight’s video, we’re just going to go quickly over the two closing trades that we had today both in Home Depot and Walmart. Like I said, these were two earnings trades that we entered yesterday. As always, when you’re logged into the membership site, you can see all the running trades, and you…

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Cleaning Up My Portfolio Before Options Expiration Friday

Options expiration: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Monday, November 16th. So we’re pretty busy today. It’s expiration week as most of you know. That means we’re starting to take off things that either don’t work or are close to making money, are making money but now…

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Can’t Win Trading Options If You Don’t Play The Probabilities

Trading options: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the closing trades and opening trades that we had for Tuesday. I’m sorry, Wednesday, November 4th. Now, this is a cool video because it’s funny all the time on my end. I wish sometimes people could see just the types of emails that I often…

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4 New Earnings Trades to Consider for Your Portfolio

Earnings trades: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades we made for Tuesday, November 3rd. So, just had a handful of opening earnings trades. As always, with the new platform and layout, you can see how the earnings trades look because they are designated by this outlook down here that’s tagged as…

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3 New Earnings Trades CMG, YHOO, CREE

Earnings trades: In tonight’s video update, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Tuesday, October 20th. Real quickly, we went ahead and closed out of just the put side on our IBM’s earning trade for $20 loss. This was a stock that went almost right to the edge when the…

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