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MCD and JNJ Butterfly Spread Trade Adjustments

Butterfly Spread Option Trading Update Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a wonderful, happy, and well rested holiday! Here is an update of the MCD and JNJ butterfly option trades I showed you in my last video. Had to make an adjustment to each because of the strong down move in the market which also affected…

2 Butterfly Option Trades

Butterfly Option Spread Trading This is a video of myself looking for some option trades using one of my real money accounts. These trades are for example only and I may exit or change them at any time without telling anyone. This is a sample of the types of videos that are produced for Option…

Iron Condors Trading Lesson 3: Risk Management

Iron Condor Options This is Lesson 3 in our 5 Part video series on Iron Condor Options Trading Iron condors are highly profitable A few very profitable option traders exclusively use this type of option trading strategy. Although iron condors may take some time to learn, but they are a great way to make consistent…

Covered Calls: How and Where do you Start?

Covered Call Option Strategy Where do you start when you want to start trading stocks and covered calls? That is the topic in this video. In it I go over how to get started, how to calculate how much money you need to get started, what you can make, and some simple guidelines I wish…

Option Investing: How To Invest For Retirement

Option Investing for Retirement Here is a pretty good video of a segment done by Jim Cramer in which he talks about what to invest in inside your retirement accounts. If you are into buying and selling options, now it is possible to sell options inside your IRA and many people do. I do not…

Showing A Loss Before Expiration

Credit Spread is Showing a Loss “The credit spread is showing a loss”. Why is this trade showing a loss? That is the question a member asked me today. His question has to do with why a credit spread is showing a loss when the stock is still above the short strike.  Valid question, and…

How Options Work: How Do Options Expire?

How Options Work Q:  Dear Allen, I am pretty new to the option trading and that’s why have to ask this very basic question. You are sometimes coming with a recommendation  “Will have to hold to expiration”. I would like to get better understanding of the processes that happen at the expiration day.  Could you…

Auto Trading Options: New Partners Added!

Auto trading options: OptionGenius is pleased to announce that we have added two more brokers to our auto trading options program. Trademonster and Interactive Brokers. Trademonster is a newer options broker but is focused on customer service and growing their customer base by providing lots of trading tools, resources, and education. Interactive Brokers is a larger…

Weekly Options Credit Spread Horror Story

Option Credit spreads are a very simple trade. You sell one option, buy another for protection and hope that your sold option is not in the money on expiration day. In other words you sell the 100 put and hope the stock stays above 100. Or sell the 150 Call and hope the stock stays…