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Auto Trading Options Now On OptionGenius.com

Auto trading options make selling options seamless We are happy to be introducing several enhancements to the OptionGenius.com service this month and the first of these enhancements is Auto Trading Options. As the days go on, we will announce 3 major improvements that should make membership much more valuable. We are pleased to announce that…

Option Return: 17.39% in Just One Day

Would you like a 17% one day option return? That’s what one of my members got today. He actually did much better than I did. I am still in this trade. He was able to get in at a much better price than I did yesterday and already exited the trade today. Butterfly option trade…

Another Way To Play The Option Volatility

Stock option volatility Option Volatility: Got a great email from a member about how he made some quick profits from the recent volatility… “Allen, I had a wonderful two days with this volatility, by changing your procedure slightly. The changes I implemented are: 1. When it looks like we are in a bearish market, do…

Option Credit Spreads: How Wide Should Your Strikes Be?

Got the following question this week about option credit spreads: First, thank you for providing a great service. I have been trading options for about a year and have learned a lot from your tips and alerts. Now, I have a question about position sizing.  I am trading $100k of my funds using your alerts.…

Option Time Decay: How Does it Work?

What is option time decay and how does it work in the context of stock options?  Option time decay is denoted by using the Greek word theta. Theta continues to be one of six indicators in option trading known as the Greeks.  Options are a decaying asset. Option time decay is a feature of all…

Option Trading Books Reading List

Best options trading book What are Some Good Books on Option Selling? What should you do if you are interesting in learning more about option selling? The best way to get started is to read a few good books on the subject. When I first got started I went to an expensive seminar. After two…

Options Symbology Initiative

Options Symbology Initiative: The symbols used to trade options are changing soon. Here is how Fidelity explains the changes: Options Symbology Initiative (OSI) Background Due to the significant growth of the option market, the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) has enacted an industry-wide initiative known as the Options Symbology Initiative (OSI). Fidelity will be implementing changes…

Credit Spread vs Debit Spread—Which is Better?

Credit Spread vs Debit Spread: Are you wondering which is better: option trades that result in a credit or trades that result in a debit?  Simply put, you’re asking whether you should choose a credit spread strategy or debit spread strategy.  Let’s consider both options in more detail.  Explaining Credit Spreads A credit spread (also…

Beware of Option Trading Advisories

Be a smart options trader. Many of my members belong to other option trading advisories. Some of these are similar to mine.  And normally you have to become a member to determine if their claims and trades are reality. So this post is to just say beware of option trading advisories. Even mine.  never put…

Options Investing: New Movie About Floor Trading

Options Investing: A fellow trader emailed me about a new movie about floor traders. Options are still traded on the floor but more and more floor traders are leaving because as it says in the trailer, everything is moving to computers. Looks like a good movie. Trailer #2 Online stock options trading Online stock trading…