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Options Bootcamp 74: Trading Options in a High Volatility Environment

Basic Training: The Return of Volatility! Mail Call: Options Flashpoll The proposed third exchange from MIAX will raise the total number of U.S. Options Exchanges to 16. Is this a good thing for the options market? Is it the straw that finally breaks the camel's back? Or are you too busy getting great fills to care? Listener questions and comments:


Options Bootcamp 73: Options for Veterans

Today's guest hosts are Dan Passarelli from Market Taker Mentoring, and Dave Russell, Vice President of Content Strategy at TradeStation. Basic Training: Options Education for Veterans Mail Call: Options question of the week Earnings season is upon us once again! It's time for #Tech to put its best foot forward. Which big #tech names are you looking to sling some #options on this week? Listener questions and comments:


Options Bootcamp 72: Busting Options Expiration Myths

Basic Training: Expiration Mythbusting Mail Call: Fall in for listener questions


Options Bootcamp 70: Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Options

In this episode, Mark, Dan Passarelli and Jill Malandrino take on listener questions. Options Drills: Today's topic was inspired by this listener question: Question from MarkLitwin: How do you lose money in options in the most effective way? Mail Call: Listeners take over


Options Bootcamp 69: Simple Options Tips for Stock Traders

Mark, Dan, and Jill were all in the Options Insider studio to record this session. Education, and hilarity, ensued. Options Drills: What are options trading ideas that an active stock trader can use in their portfolio? Mail Call: Fall in for listener questions and comments


Options Bootcamp 68: How to (Not) Lose Money Trading Options

Mail Call: Fall in while your drill instructors answer your questions.


Options Bootcamp 67: Getting Back to Basics

Your hosts for this episode are: Introduction Segment: What are Nasdaq's options education initiatives? Why are options and options education so important to Nasdaq going forward? Creating content for RIAs. Options 101: Going back to the Basics Basic Options Primer


Options Bootcamp 66: Trading Calendar Spreads During Earnings

Options Drills: What is a calendar? How do we set them up for earnings? Strike/Month selection? Should we carry them through the event? When do we take off? Calendars vs. Diagonals? Mail Call: Fall in recruits and get your questions asked. With $VIX giving up the ghost - which products are you hoping will provide new sources of #Volatility for your #options trading? VIX Limbo: Last Month 40+% of you said $VIX wouldn't break 9 in 2017. But recent events have us asking again: How low...


Options Bootcamp 65: Revisiting Delta, Butterfly Breakdown and Your Questions

Basic Training: Delta Revisited Delta Can Still be Your Friend Mail Call/Options Options Question of the week With $TSLA threatening $315 how are you leaning in your Options trades this month? Would you rather: Listener Questions and Comments:


Options Bootcamp 64: Settlement Myths and Misconceptions

Basic Training: Today we are going into the depths of option settlement. A question that is often asked in Group Coaching is that of the various settlement issues. Many option traders limit their universe of option trading to two broad categories: Individual equities and ETFs trade until the close of market on the third Friday of each month for the monthly series contracts. These days there are more and more ETFs and equities that also have weekly settlements too. These contracts are of...


Options Bootcamp 63: The Proper Way to Trade Covered Calls

Options 101: Our topic today was inspired by a listener question. Mail Call: Even more listener questions and comments


Options Bootcamp 62: Selling Puts Revisited

Basic Training: Short Puts Revisited Want a complete overview of selling puts? Check out Options Boot Camp episode 4 from May 7, 2012. New study: "An Analysis of Index Option Writing with Monthly and Weekly Rollover," written by Oleg Bondarenko, professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and sponsored by CBOE. It is.the first comprehensive study to examine strategy benchmark with traditional stock, bond indexes incorporating weeklys options. CBOE Russell study...


Options Boot Camp 61: Earnings and Election Volatility, Day Trading Options and More

Options Questions of the Week: How do you prefer to trade options? 19% - Long premium 15% - Short premium 56% - I avoid earnings 10% - Other, explain below How many U.S. options exchanges do we need? 5% - 14 is perfect! 29% - The more the merrier 62% - Make it stop! 4% - Other, explain below Should options trade after hours? 53% - Heck Yes! 15% - Only in Major Names 15% - No, poor liquify 17% - No, other Question from Alfy - Is it possible to be a day trader using options, or do you gave...


Options Bootcamp 60: Adding Weeklys to Your Income Strategy

Basic Training: Theta. A review of Theta and its impact on income trading. New Study: An analysis of index option writing with monthly and weekly rollover - First comprehensive study to examine strategy benchmark with traditional stock, bond indexes incorporating weeklys options. Mail Call: Listener questions and comments. Question from KDDiddy - I want to protect a stock position with puts at a strike 2% below market but there is not a strike there. I thought of dividing my purchase...


Options Bootcamp 59; Going to the Dark Side with Second Order Greeks

Basic Trading: Second Order Greeks Question from Brian F. - My question is for Dan. I listened to the Boot Camp shows, and recently had a question about gamma. Imagine my surprise when I learned there are other secondary greeks and even tertiary greeks. What this? Are you holding some greeks up your sleeve Mr. Black hat? So my question is what are these greeks, but more importantly, who uses them and why? Does a retail mope like me need to know about these greeks? Question from Charlie C....


Options Bootcamp 58: What the Heck Are Binary Options?

Options 101: Today we are joined by Dan Cook from Nadex. He walks us through the following: What is a binary option? How does the pricing workvs. standard options pricing? How do the ticks work? Is there a multiplier? Does the price represent the pure probability of an option expiring in-the-money? How does expiration work? What about the final minutes around expiration? What is the farthest out you can trade a binary on Nadex? The Greeks: Binaries vs. Standard options Which underlyings...


Options Bootcamp 57: Mail Call Palooza

Mail Call: The drill instructors will take your questions now. Question from TennisGr8t - Can you give examples of managing positions using Greeks and is it a good strategy? Your show is awesome. Question from Pedro Indio - Discovered podcast within the last week and I am up to episode 8. I understand how overall market and industry direction might influence a stock direction. Is there something similar, regarding volatility that can be observed, where an overall sentiment might influence...


Options Bootcamp 56: Options Trade Tags Demystified

Options Bootcamp 56: Options Trade Tags Demystified Basic Training: Today’s guest is Andrew Giovinazzi, of Option Pit, Option Block, and Options Oddities fame. Mark, Dan and Andrew discuss options trade tags, including: Regular Spread Block Trade Inter-market Sweep Combo Cancel SoldLast Price Variation Buy Write Mail Call: Listener questions and comments Question from Vegan - What oil products do airlines use to hedge their crude exposure? Question from Alan - Why is rolling a position so...


Options Bootcamp 55: Going Naked in IRAs

Options Bootcamp 55: Going Naked in IRAs Basic Training: Using Options in an IRA Account. Can you trade options in a retirement account? What are the limitations? What strategies can you utilize? What are the benefits of writing covered straddle vs calls? What is a stock replacement strategy? When should someone consider this strategy? Using options as an investment tool. What are any other investment strategy? Mail Call: Listener questions and comments Question from Hector - Can I still...


Options Bootcamp 54: The Great Theta Debate and More Listener Questions

Options Bootcamp 54: The Great Theta Debate and More Listener Questions Mail Call: Listener questions and comments Comment from Max_p24 - One of the best podcast for option trading. They have amazing Bootcamp for option beginners. Question from Brian Collamer - Back in October I sent this question and I see you ran with it in a couple of other shows: “You mentioned that when selling options the fastest theta decay occurs in the 45-30 day range. I thought that was only true for ATM options?...