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.
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.
Carley Garner explains the theory of options selling and offers a practical approach for implementing some basic risk management techniques.
In this trading lesson, Carley Garner explains the put ratio spread and the best time to put this options trading strategy into practice.
In this article from our archives, Larry Connors covers the use of options as a way to lower risks. Learn how to use this spread strategy and improve your trading while limiting your risk.
Why would you go through the hassle of mimicking an instrument instead of simply trading the original? The answer is simple: you can design it to better take advantage of the underlying market. Carley Garner explains the benefits of this popular options strategy called a synthetic put.
What’s the “Double-Whammy” short put strategy? In this conclusion to Michael Thomsett’s series on good portfolio management, he explains an options trading strategy that will not only add cash to your account, but also help manage your portfolio.
Regardless of your current experience level, trading with more caution and less ego can be the difference between making or losing money. Try these tips by Price Headley and take control of those self-limiting beliefs and habits that may be keeping you from becoming a great trader.
In the handy dandy options traders’ tool belt of trades, one of the most versatile and widely used strategies is known as the calendar spread. Steve Papal shows traders how to add value to their portfolio through trading calendars.
For many traders, the only thing more exciting than the prospect of trading exchange-traded funds is the idea of trading options on ETFs. In this article, we’ll show you a basic options trading strategy for ETFs.