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How To Trade A Broken Wing Butterfly With Weekly Options

As you have noticed, there are a TON of gimmick strategies out there in the options education space. I must admit, some of these gimmick strategies do sound cool…but there is nothing special or unique about them. Traders in the CBOE pit would never yell out a quote for an Iron Condor. When they wanted […]

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What’s an Options Order Sweep?

There are multiple exchanges competing against each other for your options business. It’s actually a “hot topic” because some of these exchanges are paying for order flow in the form of rebates. That’s right, they will pay you (or should I say your broker) for trading with them. Most investors just click on the buy […]

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How to Buy Options for Better Results

You know, after writing “The Ugly Truth about Buying Options“, I received a lot of great feedback from readers. In addition, I also received a bunch of questions like: “Do you always buy ITM options?” “Aren’t ITM options riskier?” “Can’t I buy more contracts with OTM options and make more money than ITM options?” I […]

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When to Stop Out of a Trade and Take a Loss

Not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve been asking members of the OptionSIZZLE community to send me their hard-hitting questions pertaining to options. Let’s face it, many of us our going through some of the same issues when it comes to options investing. With that said, I thought by sharing these responses with you here, we […]

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Don’t Trade Earnings Before You Read This

As you may or may not know, earnings season kicked off on April 8, 2014 with Alcoa. Many investors and short term traders love earnings season because the increased volatility…and for them, volatility creates opportunities. You see, before an earnings announcement, option volatility (aka implied volatility) gets jacked up. Now, if you read The Ugly Truth […]

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The Ugly Truth About Buying Options

If you’ve read Why You Should Avoid Trading Options All Together, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of selling option premium (responsibly). In fact, I’m constantly surveying the market for unusual options activity… looking for the best trading candidates (using my Put Option Selling For Maximum Profits Report). Often times, premiums get jacked up […]

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How to Underperform the Market and Get Paid Like a Rock Star

Would you like to receive monster-sized checks, drive a different car for every day of the week and own multiple estates across the globe; all while underperforming the market? I know…I know…sounds too good to be true, right? But it isn’t. You see, a small fraternity called fund managers can actually afford to live this […]

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Why I Only Follow Those Who Have Skin In The Game

Now, when it comes to financial television, my favorite way to watch it is on mute. I could care less about their opinion on the stock market. After all, they don’t call them talking heads for nothing. I mean seriously, how active can these people be in the market? Don’t they have positions to monitor, […]

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Why You Should Avoid Trading Options All Together

Option trading is complicated and you should probably stay away…. I’m not kidding, but before you say, “I knew it!” and close out of this article, wait! You’ll be surprised what I say below and I guarantee you will enjoy it. Did you know the guys who created the stock option pricing formula (known as […]

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What Every Investor Should Know About Options!

Often times, I feel like I’m living through an episode of MythBusters. Let me give you a quick overview if you’ve never seen this popular show that’s on the Discovery Channel. The show circulates around a group of guys and gals who run elaborate tests (based on science) to prove if long standing rumors, old […]

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