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It’s always good to look back and analyze what happened in the past. Often times it can help shape the future (good or bad) and how you trade moving forward. In today’s show I want to take some time to share my top five options trading psychology lessons I learned over the last 18 months. […]

The post OAP 118: Top 5 Options Trading Psychology Lessons I Learned Over The Last 18 Months appeared first on Option Alpha.

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One of the most popular and widely used options greek is Delta. And while I believe that you can’t necessarily learn about option pricing and option greeks in a vacuum as they all work together to represent potential price action for changing market conditions, having a solid understanding of how Delta works is important both […]

The post OAP 117: Let’s Talk About “Deltas” For Options Trading appeared first on Option Alpha.

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You’ve targeted a stock or ETF setup you like and want to make a directional trade. Maybe some technical indicator alerted you to a possible turn in the underlying or you just needed to hedge your portfolio with a new trade. Whatever the case, you are now left wondering why type of options strategy to […]

The post OAP 116: Debit Spreads Vs Credit Spreads – When To Use Each appeared first on Option Alpha.

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As with many things in life the 80/20 principle can help guide and focus our attention on the most important aspects of options trading. In particular, trade entry and executing an options order correctly is critical to your success. I’ve often said that great entries save you from having to be good at everything else, […]

The post OAP 115: How To Avoid The Big Mistakes Executing An Options Order appeared first on Option Alpha.

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Short straddles and short iron butterflies are some of our most profitable option strategies, and a consistent staple when trading in our PRO and ELITE membership levels. However, when it comes adjusting these positions and going “inverted” it can cause even the most experienced traders to freeze up. In today’s podcast I wanted to walk […]

The post OAP 114: Managing Inverted Option Positions – Once Difficult, Now Easy appeared first on Option Alpha.

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Often times people ask me why I continue to run Option Alpha and give away so much free content, courses and training when we could easily charge for it? And the simple answer is that I’m in it for the relationships I build, the people I meet, and the investors lives we change by teaching […]

The post Free Options Trading From Robinhood: Our Exclusive Interview With Co-Founder Baiju Bhatt About The Future Of Online Trading appeared first on Option Alpha.

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Often times when new traders go through their first couple earnings cycles and experience large moves in the underlying stock, it can feel almost natural to want to buy contracts via a long straddle earnings option strategy as opposed to selling options the way we teach here at Option Alpha. In today’s show, I’ll preview […]

The post OAP 113: Long Straddle Earnings Option Strategy Backtest Results appeared first on Option Alpha.

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Depending on where you started your options education, trade frequency was either glossed over or talked about in-depth. Here at Option Alpha, we’ve suggested for almost a decade now that to find success you need to be placing trades almost daily. But does this frequent trading activity classify us as “day traders” in the options […]

The post OAP 112: Does Trading Every Day Really Make You A Day Trader? appeared first on Option Alpha.

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You made an options trade and the position has gone well, leaving you with a nice fat profit as expiration approaches. Now the question becomes, what do you do with these cheap out of the money option contracts you sold? Do you buy back your penny options or let them expire worthless? Are there risks […]

The post OAP 111: Should I Buy Back My Penny Options Or Let Them Expire Worthless? appeared first on Option Alpha.

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Why do we still believe that magically someday we’ll have some inside scoop or tip that alerts us to market tops and bottoms? As hopefully rationale adults we often get lured into a false sense of understanding in the financial markets brought on mainly by the media and talking heads. Today I want to help […]

The post OAP 110: Become A Better Options Trader By NOT Watching The Market appeared first on Option Alpha.

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