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our journey to demystify the complex yet rewarding world of options trading.

  1. Short-Put-Butterfly-Risk-Graph

    Learning The Short Butterfly Strategy

    The short butterfly option trading strategy is a good way to earn small profits, while keeping downside risk to a bare minimum. If you think a stock is set to experience a sizeable move, either up or down, break out your short butterfly playbook.

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  2. How-To-Paper-Trade-Options

    A Quick Guide to Paper Trading Options & Newbie Investing

    Paper trading options is one of the best ways to learn options trading. Learn for example how put credit spreads can boast your returns. When paper trading you can learn first hand about all the different aspects of trading options. Learn how volatility affects premium. Learn to profit from time decay. In this post we are going to explore how to paper trade real options.

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  3. Trading-The-Greeks

    Trading Option Greeks : An Example Trade

    Knowing how the Greeks influence premium is not academic.  Understanding how they are likely to affect your next trade is a critical component of that trade’s set up.   You should always perform an analysis of the Greeks before you send an order to your broker.  Here are some important things to look for.

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  4. Put Credit Spread Trades On SPY For August 2017

    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For August 2017

    If your a follower of this blog or a follower of my trades you might have noticed I stopped posting trades. That is all about to change starting with this post. I am once again committed to posting the trades I place monthly. The reason for the absence in trade posting is we have been crazy busy preparing for the launch of our new trading platform -- Just not enough hours in the day :(.

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  5. Long-Call-Butterfly-Risk-Graph

    The Butterfly Spread is a Great Low-Risk Investing Strategy

    If you want a conservative option investment that controls losses, take a look at the butterfly strategy. This derivative tactic comes with finite profitability, but also downside protection. The butterfly play is best for stocks that have low volatility.

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  6. Different Type Of Option Greeks

    How Option Greeks Affect The Premium You Trade

    Most traders realize that options increase or decrease in value as the underlying stock moves up or down in price.  But, there’s a lot more to how an option’s price changes over the course of time before expiration.  A better understanding of option greeks will go a long way to improving the success of your trades.

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  7. Making-Money-Trading-Delta-Options

    Making Money Trading Delta Options Is One Of The Best Ways To Trade Options

    Making money trading delta options is how top options traders trade. What many traders don’t consider is that your delta doesn’t have to stay consistent throughout a trade. Many professional options traders manage their positions in order to add or decrease delta.

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    Volatility Trading Allows Options Traders To Think Different

    Volatility Trading is a variable in an option pricing model used to determine the theoretical value of an option.  And, among all the variables in an option pricing model, it is the only one that is derived from market sentiment.  But, the market doesn’t always get it right.  That creates opportunity for an options trader. 

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  9. Emotional Trading Of Options

    How I Prevent Emotional Trading

    Over the years I have learned that there is no upside to emotional trading. The market is random, and if you try to guess what the next tick will be you will lose. In this post I walk you through designing a trading strategy that prevents your emotions from sabotaging your trading through the wildest of times.

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  10. Short-Straddles-Risk-Graph

    Short Straddles Can Be A Profitable Options Strategy In Flat Markets

    Short straddles present an opportunity to make a profit whenever a stock appears stuck in a neutral price zone. This option strategy generates extra income by selling double the usual number of contracts. While the profitability is capped at the amount of premiums received, the potential loss is unlimited.

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  11. The-Different-Types-Of-Options

    The Different Types Of Options: Stocks, Commodities, Binary, and More

    There are many different types of options. While stock options are perhaps the most well-known, options can be created for many other types of assets, such as currencies, commodity futures, and other assets. Let’s go over some of the many types of options and their key differences.

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  12. Long Delta Strategies

    Long Delta Strategies : What is Delta?

    Have you ever entered an options position and had difficulty understanding how the price fluctuates? Perhaps you were confused by the amount of profit or loss caused by stock movement relative to your position? If this has ever happened to you, you could learn more about delta, and how long delta strategies fits into your trading strategy.

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  13. Iron-Condor-Explained

    Iron Condor Explained

    The Iron Condor is a very useful options trading strategy. While considered "advanced" by many, once you get a good handle on the iron condor, traders at any level can use it. This options trading strategy is especially useful for profiting off of stable markets that are experiencing sideways price movements. Next up ........Iron Condor Explained. 

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  14. Profit-Using-Long-Straddles

    How To Profit Using Long Straddles

    Although volatility is often spoken of in the financial press as undesirable, long straddles are one case where you can profit from it. If you foresee major price swings in the near future. Time to learn about long straddles.

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    Stockpeer.com Blog Becomes Options Cafe Software: New Name, New Vision

    Say hello to Options Cafe!  I am excited to announce that the Stockpeer blog is retiring and Options Cafe is taking over. Options Trading Software is coming. Fast forward to today, and options have become the bulk of my trading activity.

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