Option Trading IQ

  • BreakingDelta Hedging Example

    Delta Hedging Example

    Delta hedging is an important concept for option traders to understand. I’ve written about it previously, but today we’ll look at an example. Let’s look at an example using an iron condor trade and look at a couple of ways we cou…
    - 10 hours ago, 15 Jan 21, 1:17pm -
  • BABA  Butterfly Spread Example

    BABA  Butterfly Spread Example

    Alibaba (BABA) is currently showing an IV Percentile of 88% which means the current level of implied volatility is higher than 88% of occurrences in the last 12 months. That makes it a good candidate for a short volatility trade such as a short strad…
    - 18 hours ago, 15 Jan 21, 6:07am -
  • Trade Review: SPY Iron Condor

    Trade Review: SPY Iron Condor

    Today’s trade review is a losing Iron Condor trade from the November expiration period. I thought this was a great trade to review, because even though it was a losing trade, I still view it as a good trade. When reviewing trades, it’s…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 1:14pm -
  • Free Option Books 2021

    Free Option Books 2021

    Free Book time again traders, so if you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to pick these up at no cost, now is your chance. With almost 100 5-star reviews on Amazon, my books are one of my proudest achievements. At one stage My Butterfly book…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Jan 21, 10:08pm -
  • Selling Cash Secured Puts

    Selling Cash Secured Puts

    Selling cash secured puts on stocks an investor is happy to take ownership of is a great way to generate some extra income. A cash-secured put involves writing an at-the-money or out-of-the-money put option and simultaneously setting aside enough cas…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Jan 21, 1:46pm -
  • Trade Review: PYPL Bull Put Spread

    Trade Review: PYPL Bull Put Spread

    Today’s trade review is a bull put spread on PYPL that initially came under pressure but we were able to adjust our way out of trouble and turn the trade into a winner. Here are the details: Trade Date: October 15th, 2020 Details: Sell 1 PYPL…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Jan 21, 1:10pm -
  • BABA Stock: Bear Call Spread Example

    BABA Stock: Bear Call Spread Example

    Today, I’ll walk you through a bear call spread example on BABA stock. I’ll show you how I found the trade setup and why it is structure this way, as well as how to set a stop loss. A bear call spread is a very common trade for options traders…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 10:26pm -
  • The Ultimate Guide To The Long Put

    The Ultimate Guide To The Long Put

    Contents Introduction Maximum Loss Maximum Gain Breakeven Price Payoff Diagram The Greeks How Volatility Impacts the Trade How Theta Impacts the Trade Risks Summary Introduction  Let’s explore the basics of a long put, understand the mechan…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 1:14pm -
  • Four Butterfly Adjustments

    Four Butterfly Adjustments

    Contents Initial Position Before Adjustments Adjustment #1: Add Another Butterfly Adjustment #2: Use Stock To Hedge Adjustment #3: Convert To Broken Wing Butterfly Convert To Unbalanced Butterfly Other Ways To Adjust Today, we will learn four techniq…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Jan 21, 1:07pm -
  • Probability Of Touch In Options

    Probability Of Touch In Options

    Contents Example Using Cash-Secured Put Example Using Long Call General Rule of Thumb Managing Winners Some trading platforms will give an investor the probability of a stock reaching a certain price at some point prior to the expiration of an option…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 1:49pm -

NASDAQ Options Headline News

Investopedia Headline News

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  • Correlation Coefficients Positive, Negative, and Zero
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    Estate planning goes beyond drafting a will. Use this pre-death checklist to account for your assets and ensure they are dispersed as you wish,
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  • How to Start a Hedge Fund in Canada
    Would-be hedge fund managers in Canada need to understand the laws and regulations that must be followed in order to start a fund in the country.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 10:42pm -
  • Negative Correlation Definition
    Negative correlation is a relationship between two variables in which one variable increases as the other decreases, and vice versa.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 7:25pm -
  • Skip-Payment Mortgage
    A skip-payment mortgage\ allows a borrower to miss a month's payment with minimal adverse affect on their financial standing.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 7:25pm -
  • Introducing the VIX Options
    Discover a financial instrument that provides great opportunities for both hedging and speculation.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 7:14pm -
  • Iron Condor Definition
    An iron condor is an options strategy that involves buying and selling calls and puts with different strike prices when the trader expects low volatility.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 7:13pm -
  • U.S. Savings Bonds vs. CDs: What’s the Difference?
    U.S. savings bonds and certificates of deposit (CDs) are both safe investments that offer modest returns. Which you choose depends on your timeline.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 7:12pm -
  • What Do All of the Letters in a Stock Option Ticker Symbol Mean?
    The option ticker explains four main things: the underlying stock, whether it is a call or a put option, the expiration month and the strike price.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 7:11pm -
  • Dead Cat Bounce Definition
    A dead cat bounce is a temporary recovery of asset prices from a prolonged decline or a bear market that is followed by the continuation of the downtrend.
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  • Pivot Point Definition
    A pivot point is a technical analysis indicator used to determine the overall trend of the market during different time frames.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 7:04pm -
  • Skewness Definition
    Skewness refers to distortion or asymmetry in a symmetrical bell curve, or normal distribution, in a set of data.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jan 21, 6:55pm -
  • Warren Buffett's Annual Salary at Berkshire Hathaway
    Warren Buffett receives a small salary and he continues to stay involved with his company and his community.
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