Going on Strike: Consider Widths when Buying Vertical Spreads August 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

If you have a directional view on a stock price, buying a vertical spread might be for you. But deciding on strikes and strike widths requires some thought.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Swim Lessons: Option Melting and Theta Decay Strategies May 18, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

An option's value tends to decay as expiration approaches. Learn how to incorporate time decay ("theta") into a trading strategy.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Swim Lessons: Brush Up On Your Greeks This Earnings Season April 20, 2017 4:00 AM   |  

The sensitivity of option prices to changes in time, volatility, and the price of the underlying are commonly referred to as “Greeks.” Here is an overview of

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Greek Graphs Tell the Story of Call Strategies February 8, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Understanding of the options greeks allows you to visualize and estimate the potential performance of a call options trade.

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
The Myth of Delta Neutral (and Other Greek Tales) July 5, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The greeks option traders use are loved by many, but understood by few. Know the false “truths” about option greeks to better manage your trades.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Looking for Option Strikes? How Delta Can Help Balance Risk April 28, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

Delta is much more than a one-trick pony. Understanding some other tidbits of info delta provides can help a trader select option strikes.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Really Pretty Real: Understanding Synthetic Options Strategies, Pt 1 April 18, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how synthetic options strategies can help traders potentially lower transaction costs, improve price discovery, and more efficiently use capital.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Dissecting Synthetics: Don't Be Baffled by Iron Butterfly Spreads February 22, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Explore synthetics in your option trading, especially with butterfly spreads, to potentially save money regardless of how your trade turns out.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Three Option Trading Hang-Ups You Can Dump in the New Year January 20, 2016 7:01 PM   |  

Option trading risks can differ from stock-only trading. Overcome these hang-ups through practice trades, risk management, and seizing small opportunities.

5 min read  |  Paper Trading
Teaching Goblins to Trade: Using Futures to Hedge Stocks April 28, 2015 12:38 AM   |  

3 min read  |  Futures
Decode the Greeks: Ancient Alphabet Helps You Trade Options July 11, 2012 3:39 PM   |  

Options greeks can help measure how much an option might gain or lose—and help you decide how much risk you’re willing to take.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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