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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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#366 - The 1st Machine Learning AI Technology For Retail Traders (OTIS)

9/23/2018
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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 first machine-learning AI technology for retail traders, one that we are coining, OTIS. It was hard to decide what I was going to follow up show number 365 which was our one-year review of the daily call podcast and I figured the best thing is to talk about this new technology which is truly the most exciting thing that I have been kind of working on with our...

Duration:00:05:10

#365 - The "Daily Call" Podcast 1 Year Review

9/22/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we are reaching the one-year review and update for the daily call. First of all, I want to say thank you for those of you who’ve been with me this entire journey. It was a long 365 days, but a very much enjoyable process for me. I really like doing the daily call. I really like publishing them and hitting on different topics that we don't generally have an opportunity to touch on in some of our...

Duration:00:07:19

#364 - One Day All Brokers Will Offer Commission Free Trading

9/21/2018
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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 discussing why one day, all brokers will offer commission-free trading. I actually called this a couple of weeks ago. I did a Facebook Live where I said the world is flat and these are basically the three things that nobody sees coming, but this is where the world is going. The world is transitioning and it's changing and one of the things I said in there was that in the future,...

Duration:00:05:09

#363 - Do You Need To Own 100 Shares Of Stock Before Trading Options?

9/20/2018
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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 you need to own 100 shares of stock before trading options?” The answer to this is absolutely and 100% no. You do not need to own shares of stock whether 100 or one share of stock. It doesn't matter. You do not need to own shares of stock before you can trade options. Now, what most people think about when they start transitioning between stock trading...

Duration:00:03:28

#362 - Why Are Options Sometimes Called "Derivatives"?

9/19/2018
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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 are options sometimes called derivatives?” Derivatives are basically any financial instrument that derives its value from something else. And so, this is why options contracts are called derivatives because they derive their value from the underlying stock, ETF or index that they are trading on. Now, if you think about it, every insurance contract out...

Duration:00:02:44

#361 - How Important Is A Stock's Closing Price?

9/18/2018
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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, “How important is a stock’s closing price?” To me, a stock’s closing price every single day is vitally important to the potential expectation for the next day and I say this only on days that we see a huge move in the stock price because for me, the idea of people trading the stock during the open or afternoon sessions is important, but what's more important...

Duration:00:02:56

#360 - What Is Capital Appreciation?

9/17/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again at Option Alpha. Welcome back to the daily call. Today, we’re going to answer the question, “What is capital appreciation?” This is more of a basic concept, but I thought it was interesting to just add it in here because we did get a question on this from a user who was just wondering like what's the difference between investing for income and investing for capital appreciation. Capital appreciation is nothing more than just the rise in price due to the...

Duration:00:02:46

#359 - Why Money Managers Use Options To Buy Insurance

9/16/2018
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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 discuss why money managers use options to buy insurance. I think this is an interesting discussion because like all places in the markets, we see that many money managers and many brokerage firms and portfolio managers use options to buy risk protection, hedge protection or insurance for their portfolio, but the question is – Why do they do this? If they generally know that...

Duration:00:04:16

#358 - What Equipment & Tools Do You Need To Start Trading Options?

9/15/2018
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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 be answering the question, “What equipment or tools do you need to start options trading?” Now, we’re specifically talking about kind of physical equipment and tools that you need and I really think it just comes down to having some sort of internet connection via a computer, a tablet or a phone. Really, nothing else is required. You don't need any fancy screens or monitors or...

Duration:00:03:14

#357 - The Ultimate "Quick" Guide To Covered Calls

9/14/2018
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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 go through my ultimate quick guide to trading covered calls. Now, covered calls are a favorite option strategy for those who are bridging the gap between being a regular stock trader and starting to convert into an options trader. And this is why I like covered calls because they truly are the bridge between the gap in equity traders and options traders. Covered calls are simply...

Duration:00:03:07

#356 - Computer Generated Chart Patterns For Stock Trading

9/13/2018
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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 be talking about computer-generated chart patterns for stock trading. The idea behind this is that there's a lot of services that are kind of springing up all over the place that have the ability to generate chart patterns on-the-fly for particular stocks. In fact, actually, the brokerage that we use which is TD Ameritrade and Thinkorswim has this functionality built into its...

Duration:00:03:20

#355 - Does Hedging A Portfolio Help Or Hurt?

9/12/2018
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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, “Does hedging a portfolio help or hurt?” Well, the answer to this question is it depends. It depends on what happens during the timeframe that you have the hedge in place for your portfolio. Now, of course, the idea of hedging a portfolio is the concept that we’re going to take a little bit of the portfolio’s account or income and purchase some sort of...

Duration:00:03:28

#354 - The Ultimate "Quick" Guide To Paper Trading

9/11/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, I want to go through my ultimate quick guide to paper trading. In particular, I want to walk through some of the benefits and drawbacks to paper trading. Now, paper trading is just this concept of simulated or basically, fake trading in the stock market as a means to understand how different broker platforms work, understand how the mechanics of a particular market might work and again, it's an...

Duration:00:04:49

#353 - How Many Shares Of Stock Should You Buy?

9/10/2018
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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 many shares of stock should you buy?” I’ll give you my honest opinion on this and I think the answer is zero. I do not think that you should generally use stock unless you're forced to use stock in your account. Now, this is my opinion on this and I think that stock is incredibly inefficient and also requires a lot of capital. What I think you should do...

Duration:00:03:13

#352 - Trading During Pre-Market & After Hours Sessions

9/9/2018
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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 trading during premarket and afterhours sessions. Premarket and afterhours sessions are the times (directly like it suggests) right before the market opens regularly around 9:30 Eastern Time in New York and then directly after the market closes which is usually 4:00 PM Eastern Time in New York. Those are those premarket or afterhours sessions. Now, we typically...

Duration:00:04:13

#351 - The Ultimate "Quick" Guide To Bull Call Spread

9/8/2018
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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 be going through the ultimate quick guide to a bull call spread strategy. Now, a bull call spread option strategy is a strategy that is defined risk where you are buying one option in the money conceivably and selling one option contract out of the money for a net debit. Now, this is like we said, a bullish strategy, so your directional assumption is that the underlying stock...

Duration:00:02:38

#350 - The Ultimate "Quick" Guide To Option Trading Strategies

9/7/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we are going to go through my ultimate quick guide to options trading strategies. Options trading strategies are nothing more than a combination of calls and puts, either short or long that allow you then to create a custom payoff scenario for various market conditions or expectations. Now, unlike stock which is a one-dimensional trading vehicle, you can only buy stock or sell stock, options...

Duration:00:03:57

#349 - Can My Covered Call Get Assigned Early?

9/6/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we are going to answer the question, “Can my covered call get assigned early?” The simple answer to this is yes, it can get assigned early. I want to walk through the possible scenarios in which case, you might be assigned early on your covered call option which would then take away the stock that's basically covering that call option. Now, there are probably a couple of scenarios, but the most...

Duration:00:03:37

#348 - Put/Call Parity Finally Explained

9/5/2018
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Hey everyone. This is Kirk here again from Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we are going to discuss put/call parity and we’re finally going to explain it for you guys hopefully here very quickly. The idea behind put/call parity mainly resides with European-style option contracts. This is opposed to American-style option contracts which really don't ever reach put/call parity because they have the ability to be exercised ahead of expiration. But European-style options...

Duration:00:03:17

#347 - Should You Buy Stocks Near Their 52 Week Low?

9/4/2018
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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 try to answer the question, “Should you buy stocks near their 52-week low?” Again, this is another question that was submitted from somebody via email. You can always submit your questions via email to us or just leave us a question at optionalpha.com/ask. Either one works well. But basically, the person was just wondering – “Hey, look. If I’m going to get into a stock and I want...

Duration:00:02:53