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

AAPL Call Calendar (LIVE Opening Trade)

Call calendar: In this video, we are on the hunt for a low implied volatility calendar spread trade. Right now, the market is low implied volatility. There’s not too much that has high implied volatility that we’re already not involved in. In fact, we’re already in some PVR. We’re already in some EWZ which also…

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COF Strangle (LIVE Adjusting Trade)

Strangle: In this video, we’re going to look at making an adjustment to our short strangle in COF which is Capital One Financial. It’s about 11:30 when I’m doing this video here on the East Coast. The market is opened, stocks moving a little bit higher today, and what we want to do is we want…

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QCOM Strangle (LIVE Adjusting Trade)

Strangle: In this video, we’re going to look at making an adjustment to our Qualcomm position which is ticker symbol QCOM. In this case, we got into this short strangle in Qualcomm a little while ago, and we still have 23 days to go until expiration. There’s still time here, but we do need to start…

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GDX Strangle Case Study – Full Loser to $297 Winner

Strangle: In this video update, I want to go through all the closing trades that we had today on August 10th. Now, I know this video is sent out a little bit late. We had some car trouble as we’re traveling to Virginia. We had turned around and head back to the house and pick up…

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$1,200+ Trading GLD, GDX & SLV Recently

Trading ETFs: In tonight’s video update, I want to go through a handful of closing trades that we had on Tuesday, May 24th. It was a day where we closed out of a lot of things, took things off the table, continued to whittle down the size of our portfolio which is not always the best…

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Closing Option Trades In FXE & SLV for Quick $183 Profit

Option trades: In tonight’s video update, I want to go through all of the closing trades that we had today, Tuesday, June 28. There are only two quick trades that we closed out of today. We didn’t get a chance to get into any earnings trade, although we had working orders for them, it just…

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42% Profit On Our GOOG Call Spread

Call spread: Thanks so much for joining us again here tonight on the video recap that we do here at the end of the day where we go over our opening and closing trades. Now, today is May 22nd, and we only had one opening trade and one closing trade for today, but they were both…

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GPRO Option Trade Adjustments – From Full Loser to $2 Winner

Option trade adjustments: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Wednesday, May 13th. It’s a pretty active day, not only just with closing out trades but one just quick earnings trade that we did have in Cisco which hopefully should go well. But we were pretty active…

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GDX Strangle (LIVE Closing Trade)

Strangle: In this video, we’re going to go through a closing trade. Hopefully, we can get filled here in GDX which is our gold strangle position.  You’ll notice here on our position statement that we have currently a position in GDX. We sold some strangles. These are kind of what is remaining for our portfolio in April…

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