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Five Option Strategies for High-Volatility Trading Environments October 6, 2020 12:53 PM   |  

When faced with high volatility, many options traders turn to these five strategies designed to capitalize on elevated volatility levels.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
VIX Options, VIX Futures, and Mini VIX Futures: Casting a Wide Volatility Net October 5, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Learn how the VIX, VIX futures, and VIX options work together to help traders increase market awareness, make more informed options trading decisions, and employ trading strategies.

7 min read  |  Futures
Options Volatility Skew: Why Off-Balance Isn’t All Bad October 1, 2020 11:16 AM   |  

How can skew offer insight into market sentiment? Implied volatility between out-of-the-money put and call options is almost always skewed depending on whether there’s panic to the downside or upside.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Options Rolls: Tools to Adjust Your Trading Strategy October 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If an options position isn’t going the way you thought it would, you might consider rolling it using the thinkorswim Strategy Roller®. It could take out some of the guesswork for when and how to roll options positions.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
The Win/Loss Conundrum: Understanding the Odds September 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When you've got trades on, you typically focus on your profits or losses. But you could lose more times than you win and still come out ahead. Learn how to use probabilities to manage your options positions.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Puts & Ladders for Your IRA September 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

A buy and hold strategy may be good for long-term investments. Bit when circumstances change, a long-term strategy may not be flexible enough. Laddering puts across price and time could help when stock markets are volatile.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
The Fearless Technician: Fibonacci & Strike Selection September 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you're trying to figure out what strike prices to use for your options strategies you might want to try using Fibonacci retracement levels.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Ask the Trader: Is This Option Cheap or Expensive? Charting Options Prices September 15, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Options data can be difficult to understand, especially if you’re a newbie. But a feature on the thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade allows you to chart options prices to visualize if premium is expensive, cheap, or fair.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Arbitrage Camouflage: The Invisible Hand Keeping Stock, Bond, and Options Prices in Line September 14, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Arbitrage helps keep financial markets efficient, often with the aid of complex algorithms, pricing models, and lots of capital. Here’s a look at three types—index arbitrage, volatility arbitrage, and bond arbitrage.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
When Calendar Met Vertical: A Diagonal Spread Tale September 2, 2020 11:52 AM   |  

Compared to covered calls and other basic options strategies, diagonal spreads don’t get a lot of love. But not only are they relatively straightforward, they’re also flexible and versatile. Here’s the story.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
New Options for Liquid Trading: Introducing Micro E-mini Options on Futures August 26, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

With Micro E-mini options on futures, option traders can participate in the futures market with less capital and with streamlined risk management.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Viewing Options Volatility Through a Different Set of Lenses August 25, 2020 10:37 AM   |  

Volatility is a popular topic among option traders. But it can be confusing. Looking at volatility from the perspective of trading capital, past activity, and probability may help clear things up.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Ask the Trader: How Might My Long Option Perform? Using the Theoretical Price Tool July 16, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Suppose you buy a call option at a given strike price. Now what? The Theo Price tool on thinkorswim can help you assess what it could mean for your trade if the underlying stock reaches your price target by a certain date, if it goes the other way, if implied volatility changes, and more.

8 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
To Hold or Fold that Options Position: 3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself June 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When you make an options trade, you’re not typically locked into it until expiration. You can place an order to close it out most of the time. Here are three things to ask yourself when considering an options exit.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Black Swan Boot Camp: Option Trading Strategies in a Bear Market June 29, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

There's no way to predict bear markets. Each one is different from the next. But these options trading strategies can prepare you for unexpected market events.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Portfolio Margin Trading Leverage & Risk Management June 29, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Traders should become very familiar with margin trading, especially since it comes in many forms. Learn about the different types of margin accounts and how you can climb up the margin ladder and make your way up to portfolio margin status.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
The Dos and Don'ts of Trading Options in an IRA June 29, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Trading options in an IRA is possible but has its caveats. For those who qualify, here are some options trading strategy ideas that could open up some possibilities you never thought existed.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Uncovering the Covered Call: An Options Strategy for Enhancing Portfolio Returns June 12, 2020 4:37 PM   |  

Selling covered calls is a neutral to bullish trading strategy that can help you make money if the stock price doesn't move.

7 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Exercise, Assignment, and More: A Beginner’s Guide to Options Expiration June 12, 2020 6:26 AM   |  

The time to learn about options exercise and assignment is before taking a position, not afterward. This guide can help you navigate the dynamics of options expiration.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Implied Volatility Lessons: Getting Skewed June 3, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking for trade opportunities in a volatile options market? Volatility skew between strikes and expirations can be useful.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Trading Volatility: Well, That Wasn't Supposed to Happen! March 30, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Even your best trading plans can change because options greeks such as delta, theta, and vega are constantly changing. if you have a portfolio with many positions, managing trades can be difficult. These guidelines can help keep you on track.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Do My Strikes Look Too Wide in This Strangle? March 30, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Selling naked strangles can be a risky options strategy no matter what strikes you choose. But there may be ways to choose your short strikes without chasing probabilities.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Look Both Ways: What Are Leveraged and Inverse ETFs? February 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When ETFs lose (or make) more than the market they’re tracking, you might be holding an inverse or leveraged ETF.

7 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Small Account Stock Trading: Tiny Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Dance January 6, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

A small trading account shouldn’t stop you from trading like traders with large accounts. Here are three options trading strategies to let you trade lower-priced stocks with similar risk/return as more expensive stocks.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Special Focus: Trading Volatility Products January 6, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

There are many volatility products that are derived from or correlated to the VIX. Understanding the relationship between these products can help identify their pros, cons, and risks.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Credit or Debit Options Spreads? How Do You Choose? January 6, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Vertical spreads are a common choice for options traders looking for a flexible defined-risk strategy. But how do you choose among strategies? Here's a handy checklist to follow.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Stock Options Greeks: Gamma Explained January 6, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

As stock options get closer to their expiration date, options prices can change quickly. Understanding options gamma could help you manage your stock options positions better.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Big Margin For The Masses: The Nuts And Bolts of Portfolio Margin December 27, 2019 4:00 PM   |  

Margin trading has been around forever. But qualified traders, there’s another category—portfolio margin—that could take your leverage to new heights.

8 min read  |  Margin
Ask a Trader: When High Volatility Hits, Should I Switch from Long to Short Options Strategies? November 12, 2019 3:39 PM   |  

Should you switch from trading long options strategies to short options strategies when volatility levels are high? Sometimes prices are high for a reason.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Volmageddon: How to Trade a Crash September 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

If the markets are crashing, do you close your positions or do you take advantage of opportunities? Whether you are a stock investor, volatility trader, or speculator, there may be a strategy worth pursuing.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Delta: A Little Goes a Long Way September 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Delta contains information that matters most when you are looking for a profit. But there is more to delta.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Vol Whisperer: Do Vol and Price Tango? September 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Volatility affects options prices to some extent but avoid focusing on it to map your strategies.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Investment Clubs: The New Old-Fashioned Hangout September 5, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

One of the benefits of joining an investment club is it's a fun way to learn to buy and sell stocks.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
It's Not You, It's Me: Recovering From Mistakes August 2, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

If you’ve got a losing trade, deal with it and move on—here's a recovery process designed to potentially get you back on track if you make any one of four big mistakes.

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
How Big Should My Options Trade Be? June 30, 2019 11:48 AM   |  

There are different ways to determine the size of your options trade. You may want to risk a certain percentage per trade or you may consider total portfolio risk. When you are ready to increase your risk tolerance, you could increase the number of trades, the amount you put into each trade, or the risk level for each trade.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Pairs Trading: The Third Dimension of Trading June 30, 2019 11:47 AM   |  

Pairs trading is a trading strategy that involves two stocks in the same sector. There are different ways to create a pairs trade, whether you are pairing two stocks, stocks and ETFs, stocks and options, or options and options.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Vol Whisperer: See Volatility Skew Without the Math June 30, 2019 11:40 AM   |  

Volatility skew has to do with the difference between put and call volatility. Sudden changes in volatility skew levels can indicate what the market may be anticipating.

2 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Collar Options Strategy: Collaring Your Stock for a Temporary Measure of Protection May 23, 2019 3:00 PM   |  

Learn how a collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—might be a way to manage stock risk.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Theta: Time Waits for No Trader April 1, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

Options have time decay, or theta, which is why as an option approaches expiration, it may lose extrinsic value. If you want to maintain a certain level of theta for a particular strategy, monitor your positions closely.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
On Your Mark … Get SET … Wait! April 1, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

An index’s settlement can turn a winning position into a losing one. You may want to close your index positions before expiration.

4 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
How to Save a Bear in a Herd of Bulls January 7, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

Big changes in stock prices can happen anytime, which is why option traders need a risk management strategy in place to withstand persistent rallies and potentially profit if and when a selloff happens.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Calendar vs. Butterfly: The Ultimate Premium Smackdown January 7, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

Calendars and butterfly strategies may look similar but they have their differences. Why would you choose one over the other?

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Portfolio Theory for the Little Guy January 7, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

Options traders with smaller accounts may be able to manage their portfolios like a portfolio manager. Long call verticals, short put verticals, and long call diagonals can help expand an option trader’s thinking beyond their trading account and look like a pro.

7 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Small Trades: Formula for a Bite-Size Trading Strategy November 15, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Trading success doesn't mean "going for broke," or searching for the next big thing. It's more like pacing yourself at the hippest restaurant in town.

7 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Option Spread Order Entry: Options for Earnings October 18, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the thinkorswim platform's Order Entry tool and how multi-leg trades, or option spreads, can make sense for qualified traders during earnings season.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Putting “Too Good to Be True” to Use October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Traders sometimes talk glowingly about thrilling options trading strategies without considering the risks. There are some alternative strategies such as short out-of-the-money verticals that you could consider to better manage your risks.

7 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Pile on With Multi-Spread Organic Trading October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Maybe volatility is low and you believe a breakout is about to happen. But you don’t know which direction price will move. Or maybe you believe the markets are high and you don’t know when they might fall. What options strategies could you trade?

8 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Vol Whisperer: Volatility Watch October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

The VIX often makes explosive moves. What do these types of moves mean?

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Return On Capital: The Great Decider October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Return on capital when trading options is different than return on capital when managing investments. Here’s what return on capital means to an options trader.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Same Building Blocks, Different Products: Options on Futures Intro September 26, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the differences between equity options and options on futures contracts, and how experienced options traders can use futures options to enhance their trading.

4 min read  |  Futures
Body and Wings: Introduction to the Option Butterfly Spread July 31, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about butterfly option spreads and how they differ from iron condors, plus an explanation of a butterfly option strategy.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Options Volatility Q&A: VIX, Skew, and the Rule of 16 July 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Do you follow the VIX as a volatility measure? Ever heard of the rule of 16? How about volatility skew? Learn how to apply these concepts to options trading.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Toppy Markets and Heavy Bottoms: Bullish Strategies For Under $1,000 July 16, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Long call vertical spreads, short put vertical spreads, and call ratio backspreads are defined risk bullish option strategies with relatively low capital requirements that could offer upside potential.

7 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Wanna Trade Your Retirement Account? July 16, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

You may be able to trade options in an IRA. Learn more about IRA options trading in this article.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Unpacking Gamma—Delta’s Evil Enabler July 16, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Losses can creep up on you quickly. As time passes gamma could grow more than deltas, which is why you should keep an eye on gamma and delta. Find out about gamma scalping and managing a position’s gamma.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Vol Whisperer: Skew Basics July 16, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

What is volatility skew and how to use it.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Walking with Mace Fleeger: Student Debt April 23, 2018 2:00 AM   |  

When trading options on futures contracts, you need to understand what you are trading. Know the contract specifications, know how the futures options are priced, and the differences in expiration between the futures and options.

3 min read  |  About Ticker Tape
Earnings: Volatility’s Siren Song—Save Yourself From Surprises April 23, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Implied volatility usually increases ahead of earnings announcements and then drops after the news release. If you know implied volatility is going to drop after earnings reports, here are three options trading strategies you could trade.

8 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Futures Options Unpacked: Figuring Out the Pricing April 23, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

When trading options on futures contracts, you need to understand what you are trading. Know the contract specifications, know how the futures options are priced, and the differences in expiration between the futures and options.

7 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Fixing a Good Trade Gone Bad: Four Ways To Save a Losing Trade April 22, 2018 6:04 AM   |  

You have a losing trade but don’t want to sell. Here are four option strategies you could use to fix your losing trades.

7 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Decisions, Decisions: Understanding Option Probabilities March 28, 2018 8:00 PM   |  

Learn how option delta calculations and the Probability ITM (in the money) feature can help gauge the risk in an option position. Let TD Ameritrade guide you through the math to aid your decision making.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Options Expiration: Definitions, a Checklist, and More February 18, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Options expiration day can be a time of volatility, opportunity and peril. Trading and selling options on expiration day requires an understanding of the process, here are a few things you need to know.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Think Like a Trader, Act Like an Investor: Principles of Hedging January 7, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Making profitable adjustments to your stock portfolio can be tough. Learn more about three important metrics you can use to manage your investments.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
The Non-System System for Smarter Trading: Options Strategies January 7, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Consider these options strategies designed to increase your overall odds.

8 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Option Collar Options: Rolling Up, Rolling Down, Rolling Out ... January 3, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how adjusting an options collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—can help you manage stock risk.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Wearing a Collar? Here’s How and When You Might Adjust It December 27, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how adjusting a collar strategy—a covered call with a protective put—can help you manage stock risk.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Turn a Long Butterfly Spread into a Credit Spread? Break a Wing December 20, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how to turn a long butterfly spread—typically initiated with a debit—into a credit spread by adjusting one of the wings, aka a “broken wing butterfly.”

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Looking to Buy or Accumulate Stock? Consider Put Spreads December 13, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Traders and investors often use limit orders as a way of buying stock at their chosen entry point. Put spreads can be used to pursue similar objectives.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Derivatives With a Twist: Options on Futures vs. Equity Options December 6, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Options on futures are quite similar to their equity option cousins, but a few differences do exist.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Double Calendars: The Low Volatility Trade with Two Peaks November 5, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Are you an option looking for a strategy designed for a lower-volatility environment?

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Forget Wall Street. Trust Yourself: Use Your Trading Tools October 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Are you effectively investing your money? Millennials are among the smartest investors, but not all of them follow this important process.

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Your Portfolio Has a Job to Do. Put It to Work: Core Positions October 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Core positions are treated differently among investors and traders. Learn more about leveraging your trading portfolio and managing core positions.

8 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Neutral Spreads Get Tasty: Diagonals and Iron Condors October 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Are you getting the most out of your iron condor stock trades? Double diagonals could help you do just that. Learn more about options trading.

9 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Gamma Scalping Intro: Synthetics, Put-Call Parity and Delta-Neutral September 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Some option traders dynamically hedge positions, but doing so requires a basic understanding of synthetic positions and put-call parity.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Don’t Confuse a Global Portfolio with a Diversified One September 19, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Don’t confuse a global portfolio with a well-diversified one. Learn the difference.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Price Action vs. Price Erosion: The Positive Side of Negative Theta September 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about gamma, which some traders consider the positive side of negative theta.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Got a Directional View? Here’s an Option Spread to Consider August 31, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to structure a trade designed for uncapped profit potential.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Going on Strike: Consider Widths when Buying Vertical Spreads August 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

If you have a directional view on a stock price, buying a vertical spread might be for you. But deciding on strikes and strike widths requires some thought.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Black Swans: Part of the Wall Street Menagerie of Bulls and Bears July 31, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about “black swan” events and how you can attempt to protect yourself and your portfolio from adverse shocks.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Earnings Moves: When Being Below Average Might Be a Good Thing July 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to spot potential trade candidates by assessing straddle price versus average earnings moves.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Proportional Proposal: An Intro to Put Ratio Options Spreads July 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn the basics of put ratio spreads and how they can help you pursue your objectives.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Capiche? Portfolio Margin Part 3: Profit, Loss, and Expiration July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Part 3 of our series on portfolio margin covers profit, loss, and what happens at expiration—eventually your position will expire, know what to expect.

3 min read  |  Margin
A Short-Term Fling or Puttin’ On the Ring? July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Can't decide how long you want to commit to a position? Understanding strategy mechanics can help you align trade duration with your attraction.

8 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Look Before You… Get Assigned July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Know what you're getting into before putting on that option trade—avoid surprises by educating yourself about the risks and oddities of assignment.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Calendar Spreads: Options Strategy for the Dog Days of Summer July 13, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Looking for opportunities amid a low volatility trading environment? Learn about calendar spreads.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Swim Lessons: Collaring Your Stock for a Measure of Protection June 29, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how a collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—might be a cost-effective way to manage stock risk.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Unbalanced Butterfly: Tilting the Odds April 17, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

How to tweak a butterfly when you have strong directional bias, time to expiration is short and you want to squeeze as much as you can out of your position.

8 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Markets Aren’t Normal and Neither Are You April 17, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

How using Kurtosis to study abnormal market behavior—in particular how it explains the price behavior of options—can aid in your strategy selection.

8 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Vol Whisperer: VVIX and Skew—I’m Watching You April 16, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Can you calculate fear? Certain market measures help traders determine when the market seems “fearful.” Learn to do this for yourself to better evaluate risk.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Ready to Go Vertical? Options Spreads with Versatility January 25, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Ready for a more advanced options trading strategy? We explain vertical spreads (credit and debit).

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
What I Learned Not To Do: Direction, Time, and Volatility January 8, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Managing risk variables you didn’t know you could control—lessons learned in 2016 about direction, time, and vol, and what mistakes to avoid this year.

10 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Vol Whisperer: Volatility Unleashed January 8, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

If you have a futures account and understand VIX, you might be ready for a covered call in volatility—long /VX futures and short VIX calls.

2 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
DIY Guide to Options Trading: Ask and Bid to Trade Options November 1, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Investors and traders alike can benefit from options by learning how they work and how to apply this knowledge to meet their investing goals.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Trading Futures: Futures Scalper’s Guide to the Galaxy September 28, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Arbitrary entry and exit points in futures trading can be futile—learn how to place your trades using a price range based on volatility and probability.

8 min read  |  Futures
Covered Calls in the Fast Lane: Ladder Price, Volatility, and Time September 28, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Laddering price, volatility, and time can take covered calls to a new level—look to collect more premium and diversify across vol and time.

8 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Three Things That Keep Traders Awake at Night July 5, 2016 7:50 AM   |  

These strategies to help you sleep at night by reducing your losses, reducing your effective cost, and reducing the possibility of assignment.

7 min read  |  Trading Psychology
The Myth of Delta Neutral (and Other Greek Tales) July 5, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The greeks option traders use are loved by many, but understood by few. Know the false “truths” about option greeks to better manage your trades.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Options Collars: Happy at the Bottom, Party at the Top July 5, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Options collars offer an affordable stock hedge with reasonable upside, which can help you build a larger stock position with much less money.

10 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Exploring Your Options: Knowing When to Adjust a Trade (Pt 2) June 23, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

Sometimes the options market can signal when it’s time to adjust a trade. But how long should options traders stick with an adjustment plan?

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Long Stock versus Long Call: Exploring Your Options May 11, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Can you use call options as a substitute for long stock? Learn the benefits and risks of this strategy.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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