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Join Kirk Du Plessis on The "Daily Call", created and dedicated to you, the options trader, stock market investors or trading wannabe. This is your daily dose of actionable advice, tips, and strategies to help you learn how to generate and earn income investing with options. Inside we'll cover options strategies, option pricing, trading psychology, technical analysis, the stock market, day trading, investing basics, bitcoin, investing in ETFs, dividend investing, automated trading, index investing, and everything that works (and doesn't work) to help you make SMARTER trades.

Join Kirk Du Plessis on The "Daily Call", created and dedicated to you, the options trader, stock market investors or trading wannabe. This is your daily dose of actionable advice, tips, and strategies to help you learn how to generate and earn income investing with options. Inside we'll cover options strategies, option pricing, trading psychology, technical analysis, the stock market, day trading, investing basics, bitcoin, investing in ETFs, dividend investing, automated trading, index investing, and everything that works (and doesn't work) to help you make SMARTER trades.
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Join Kirk Du Plessis on The "Daily Call", created and dedicated to you, the options trader, stock market investors or trading wannabe. This is your daily dose of actionable advice, tips, and strategies to help you learn how to generate and earn income investing with options. Inside we'll cover options strategies, option pricing, trading psychology, technical analysis, the stock market, day trading, investing basics, bitcoin, investing in ETFs, dividend investing, automated trading, index investing, and everything that works (and doesn't work) to help you make SMARTER trades.

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Episodes

#418 - How To Manage Options Spreads?

11/14/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “How to manage options spreads?” The root of this question in managing options spreads comes from the assumption that in order to be profitable trading, we need to be very active or super active in managing options spreads, either managing potential profitable positions or on the other hand, managing potential losing positions. I take maybe an alternative...

Duration:00:03:12

#417 - Fundamental Analysis vs Technical Analysis

11/13/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to be talking about the difference between fundamental analysis versus technical analysis. Whatever analysis camp you come from, you do have to understand the difference between fundamental versus technical analysis and hopefully what we can do here is just quickly go over the highlights of these different types of analysis when it comes to stock and ETF and index trading....

Duration:00:03:36

#416 - Can You Generate An Instant Profit Buying ITM Call Options?

11/12/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “Can you generate an instant profit buying in the money call options?” Many new traders and many experienced traders as well wrongly assume that you can generate an instant profit buying in the money call options. The reason that they assume this is they attribute most of the value to these call options as just the difference between the strike price or the...

Duration:00:03:32

#415 - Do I Receive Dividends When Selling Call Options?

11/11/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “Do I receive dividends when selling call options?” There’s two parts to this that I think we really have to dissect in order to understand if we are able to receive dividends when selling call options. The first thing is just to understand that when we are selling a call option, we have the obligation to sell stock at that strike price in the future to the...

Duration:00:03:18

#414 - What Is The Difference Between Speculating And Hedging?

11/10/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha. Welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “What is the difference between speculating and hedging?” I often hear the terms, speculating and hedging thrown about in forums and in emails and people assume that both of these things are the same. And while they might perform potentially the same types of trades, the psychology of the investor going into a speculation trade versus a hedge trade could be...

Duration:00:04:36

#413 - The "Endowment Effect" And Why It Cripples Investors

11/9/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to be talking about the endowment effect and why it cripples investors. My understanding and belief in these different psychological effects or barriers that we have to our potential to be great traders is that we can't overcome these necessarily. But the more that we understand them, the greater the possibility that we have an opportunity to recognize when we are being manipulated...

Duration:00:05:54

#412 - What Is The Difference Between Volume And Volatility?

11/8/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “What’s the difference between volume and volatility?” This is another member question. Somebody sent me a question and basically, it was this. It was, “Some places are saying that if a stock has high volume, then it might also have high volatility or I see that people are mentioning that a stock is moving really high in volume and volatility, but can it...

Duration:00:04:09

#411 - The 80/20 Rule Applied To Options Trading

11/7/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to be talking about the 80/20 rule, but applied to options trading. We all have heard the 80/20 rule in some form or fashion basically that 20% of your inputs is responsible for 80% of the output or 20% of the population holds 80% of the wealth. Whatever discipline or vertical it's applied to, we all know the general concept. Well, I want to put a little bit of a twist and spin on...

Duration:00:03:39

#410 - Does Using Multiple Technical Analysis Indicators Help Or Hurt?

11/6/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to be answering the question, “Does using multiple technical analysis indicators help or hurt?” Now, this is a question that we get often here at Option Alpha, especially since we did the long, long research, about 20 years of data on multiple technical analysis indicators, settings, parameters. You can find that all in our research report called Signals. But my assumption here is...

Duration:00:04:59

#409 - How To Protect Long Call Option Profits?

11/5/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “How to protect long call option profits?” There’s three ways to technically do this. I’ll go through them here on today’s podcast. Again, we generally don’t suggest that you trade long call options. It’s not really a trade that generates high expected overall returns. But if you find yourself in a position where you did for some reason feel a little bit...

Duration:00:03:50

#408 - The "Wheel" Options Trading Strategy For Beginners

11/4/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again at Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to be talking about the wheel options trading strategy for beginners. Now, the wheel strategy is a really unique option strategy that you can use if you're just getting started in options trading and you’re not quite comfortable trading a lot of risk defined spreads or iron butterflies, iron condors, etcetera and you just want to kind of stick to some basic premise strategy that you...

Duration:00:04:24

#407 - Are There Advantages To Letting Options Expire In The Money?

11/3/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to be answering the question, “Are there any advantages to letting options expire in the money?” And yes, we are talking about options that are in the money. This means you could have long options that you want to expire in the money or short option contracts that you're choosing to let expire in the money. And to me, really, the only advantage is stock ownership in one form or...

Duration:00:03:46

#406 - How Do I Close Out Of A Bull Call Spread?

11/2/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “How do I close out of a bull call spread?” Closing out of a bull call spread also commonly referred to as a bull debit spread which is an option buying strategy is actually just as simple as reversing the trade. To understand how we reverse the trade, we first need to understand what the core position is of this bull call spread. This spread trade is created...

Duration:00:02:43

#405 - Do I Need A Margin Account To Trade A Covered Call?

11/1/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “Do I need a margin account to trade a covered call?” The short answer to this is no, you do not need a margin account to trade a covered call. The beauty of trading covered calls is that they are covered by existing stock positions in your account and that’s why most brokerages will allow you to trade covered calls because you’re selling options, but it's...

Duration:00:02:56

#404 - Is Using A Protective Put As Hedge For ETFs Worth The Cost?

10/31/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “Is using a protective put as a hedge for ETFs worth the cost?” Now, there's a lot to unpack here, so we’re going to try to do it in a couple of minutes. But the key points that we have to realize about using a protective put to hedge an existing ETF position is that using any sort of long option strategy requires an outlay of cash from our account. And so,...

Duration:00:03:37

#403 - How To Calculate Options Profit Or Loss As Percentage?

10/30/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to be talking about how to calculate options profit and loss as a percentage. And the reason I want to talk about this is because I’m seeing a lot of people who are confused on how to calculate the amount of money that they’re making on a trade as a percentage of the trade itself. Now, I’m not talking about calculating this as a percentage of the overall account. That should be...

Duration:00:05:57

#402 - Why Do Option Contracts Offer Multiple Strike Prices And Expiration Dates?

10/29/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to answer the question, “Why do option contracts offer multiple strike prices and expiration dates?” And the simple answer here is variety. I could’ve said options, but that would be too simple because we’re talking about options contracts, but the answer here is just variety. And I often relate this to either grocery stores or cars, but in our world, we see that there’s hundreds,...

Duration:00:03:56

#401 - Selling To Close vs Writing An Option Contract

10/28/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we're going to be talking about the differences between selling to close and writing an option contract. Now, there's a very subtle distinction between these two terms or phrases that you have to understand and it just comes down to understanding who's on what side and what action is being performed. With regard to selling to close, this would imply that you are first closing a position. If you...

Duration:00:01:43

#400 - The Power Of Social Influence On Investing Habits

10/27/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again at Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we’re going to be talking about the power of social influence on investing habits and in particular, I’m going to tell you why I’m super, super upset and frustrated with this entire industry and it all starts with a conversation that I had with a family member this weekend because we were going down and we were sitting down at dinner and we were going over kind of their investing stuff that they...

Duration:00:07:05

#399 - "Selling" Short Options Position? What Does It Mean?

10/26/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we’re going to be talking about selling short options positions and really, what does that mean. There's a big misconception out there with regard to the understanding of the difference between long and short option contracts. And so, what I want to try to do in this podcast is just quickly explain the short side of option contracts, basically what it means, what you're doing and what the...

Duration:00:03:45