Once you understand what extrinsic value means in options trading, you will become better suited to manage risks more effectively. These tips by Michael Thomsett will help you to use extrinsic value to your advantage.
Options and the Dow’s Bearish Tone
There are lots of eyes on options activity, especially following the negative tilt of yesterday’s trading action. Read Dan Passarelli’s take.
Calculating Covered Call Profits – Not As Easy As It Sounds
Calculating profit is the best way to judge and compare trading performance. But sometimes, figuring out profits on option trades can be very much complicated. Michael C. Thomsett makes it easier with these few tips.
Dow: What’s the Next Move?
At Mid-week, the Dow walked right up to the 10,300 level and backed away. Could this level be a bit of a thorn in the side of the Dow in the coming two months?
What Options Say About the Dow
Was Monday’s rally a nice welcome back for our bull market, or was it the kind of day that will allow investors to get their hopes up? Find out more in Dan Passarelli’s options commentary.
Using Options for Swing Trading
As an options play, swing trading is one of the rare examples in which using soon-to-expire, in-the-money contracts provides you a benefit. Here’s a demonstration of how to use this option-based swing trading strategy to leverage your exposure and reduce market risks.
How to Write Covered Calls
Learn how to be profitable in options trading with Jocelynn Drake’s overview of the covered call trading strategy.
How (and When) to “Roll” Options Positions
The term “rolling” is used frequently in options trading – but few really understand what it means or why it matters to traders. Brian Overby explains how and when to “roll” options positions.
Introduction to Options Selling
Carley Garner explains the theory of options selling and offers a practical approach for implementing some basic risk management techniques.
An Options Strategy to Use If You’re Bearish
In this trading lesson, Carley Garner explains the put ratio spread and the best time to put this options trading strategy into practice.
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