Seven New Alpha Index Option Products

Josip Causic - Josip Causic introduces and explains a number of new Index Option products and the cautionary steps before trading them

Secrets of the Tape and Options Trades

Josip Causic - Josip Causic discusses how "Reading the Tape" can be a key benefit to Options traders and walks through the process of how this can be used for finding possible trading opportunities

Huge Swings in Volatility

Josip Causic - Josip Causic uses the CBOE Option Calculator to go through why changes in options pricing are not always aligned to the price of the corresponding stock

Projecting Market Range for Options Strategies Using ODI

Chris Marczak - Chris Marczak discusses using the Option Deviation Index (ODI), along with other technical approaches as a means to project the likely ranges in options markets

Powerful Lesson of a Painful Trade

Josip Causic - In this two part article Josip Causic discusses a real life Options trade issue he was asked to advise on including the perception of the trader, broker advice and how he would advise on the best way to manage the trade.

Option Trading & Psychology

Josip Causic - There are two types of trading errors: Decision Making Error and Data Error. Some readers have indicated their desire to learn more about it. In this article, I will dive deeper into the topic of option trading and trading psychology.

Financing the Calendar

Harald Anderson - I have this STATEMENT posted on my computer as a reminder to myself that markets are very humbling mechanisms. The key question that we must continuously ask ourselves with regards to whatever trading strategy we enter into is, "What if I am right? And Wh

Bear Call Gone Bad

Josip Causic - In this article we go over three possible outcomes for a Bear Call spread at the expiry. Those scenarios involve the price of the underlying closing within the spread, above the sold call, and below the sold call.

Debit Spreads Vs Credit Spreads

Josip Causic - In this article we will examine a specific case of a debit and a credit spread in order to point out that there is virtually very little difference between the two.

Vertical Spreads

Stan Freifeld - A Vertical Spread is an options strategy in which options are bought and an equal number of options of the same type (Puts or Calls) are sold with different strike prices, but with the same expiration date.
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