The Mini-POT trial has come to an end. Mini-POT subscriptions are now available! The POT trades in the last several weeks have performed really well. Here is the performance since June 25th. Mini-POT trade history from 25 June 2019 to 12 July 2019HYPOTHETICAL PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS … [Read more...] about Mini-POT is LIVE!
A diagonal spread may be a strategy you would like to implement into your trading arsenal. Today we will discuss how a diagonal spread is created. We will also reveal some of the advantages and disadvantages of a diagonal spread. A diagonal spread is a strategy which occurs when two options are bought or sold. These two options use … [Read more...] about The “In’s and Out’s” of a Diagonal Spread
Scott Ruble (aka J.L. Lord) is starting a miniature version of his Practical Options Tactics, or POT class at Aeromir.com next week. What is POT? POT is Scott's flagship product at StratagemTrade.com that teaches options traders: How Scott trades with real-time trade messages3-6 Emails per day discussing Scott's views on the … [Read more...] about Mini-POT Trades Webinar Replay
Scott Ruble (aka J.L. Lord pen name) from StratagemTrade.com is a successful former CBOE market maker who has been teaching Practical Options Tactics (P.O.T.) for many years. Scott's POT trades are already +91% in 2019. Scott has agreed to run a miniature version of his flagship product at Aeromir.com. Mini-POT Trades will be the … [Read more...] about Mini-POT Trades are coming
First, a little about risk … Every trader is intimately acquainted with risk. Trading both stocks and options has large potential for rewards, but also risks. In order to sustain a successful trading career, a trader must be willing to accept risk. The basic rule of thumb I was taught many years ago when I first started … [Read more...] about Risk and Risk/Reward Ratio – Important Considerations
Two definitions of the word "synthetic” are: produced artificially devised, arranged, or fabricated for special situations to imitate or replace usual realities These definitions can describe “Synthetic Positions” in option trading. To understand synthetic option positions (or “synthetics”), we have to understand the basic relationship … [Read more...] about What Everybody Ought to Know About Option Synthetics
Steve Spencer at SMB posted a video of how to use options for swing trading. Steve used a synthetic stock position with a split strike, done for a credit. The video was posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMq1TZFBToE Is that the best trade we can put on? Steve's trade uses $26,000 of margin. In the video, Steve says he … [Read more...] about Using Options For Swing Trading
Two stocks with options which are about the same price are not always equal. Volatility is one of the reasons two stocks with a similar underlying price may actually have very different values for their options. Volatility can be a useful tool to determine which underlying you would like to incorporate into your trade plan. The level … [Read more...] about Two Similarly Priced Underlyings Should Have the Same Option Pricing, Right? Not always so …
ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) have increased in popularity among traders of all types since their introduction in the early 1980's. In a nutshell, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are funds that track indexes such as the S&P 500, NASDAQ, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, etc. When an investor buys shares of an ETF, they are buying shares … [Read more...] about Consider Sector ETFs as a Portfolio Hedge
The decisions of millions of investors and traders affect the price movements in the options market. There are many useful statistics in addition to price movement that indicate what other market participants are doing. This article will focus on two factors many traders consider when trading options; daily trading volume and open … [Read more...] about Option Volume and Open Interest; Why Are They Important for Options Traders?