Kirk Du Plessis

Kirk Du Plessis



Kirk is a Founder of Option Alpha. I love my wife, our 3 kids, my company, old cars, and anything finance.


  • Options
  • Technical analysis
  • Fundamental Analysis
  • Understanding company financials
  • Economic indicators and their impact on stocks
  • Technical Analysis
  • Candlestick pattern analysis
  • Options fundamentals (calls, puts, writing options, etc.)
  • Options pricing models (Black-Scholes model, etc.)
  • Option strategies (spreads, straddles, condors, etc.)
  • Greeks in options trading (Delta, Theta, Gamma, Vega)
  • Risk management in options
  • Expiration cycles and assignment risk
  • Automated Trading
  • Algorithmic trading strategies
  • Building trading bots
  • Backtesting strategies
  • Market order types (limit orders, stop orders, etc.)
  • Bull and bear markets strategies
  • Understanding stock splits, dividends, and buybacks
  • Diversification strategies
  • Asset allocation models
  • Rebalancing techniques
  • Risk-return optimization
  • Psychology of Trading
  • Overcoming cognitive biases (confirmation bias, overconfidence, etc.)
  • Hedging strategies
  • Leverage and margin requirements
  • Trading Platforms & Tools
  • Order execution and slippage
  • Data feeds and market access
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