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Want to Kill Some Time with Calendar Spreads? Learn the Setup, the Roll Decision, and the Risks December 29, 2020 10:15 AM   |  

Calendar options spreads can be effective during sideways markets and during periods of low volatility. Here’s how to set up and roll a calendar—and a rundown of the risks.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
What's Shakin'? Volatility, That's What. September 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Traders tend to equate high volatility with fear. But volatility can also mean possible trading opportunities. So, instead of avoiding high volatility, learn to use it in your options trading.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
When Calendar Met Vertical: A Diagonal Spread Tale September 2, 2020 11:52 AM   |  

Compared to covered calls and other basic options strategies, diagonal spreads don’t get a lot of love. But not only are they relatively straightforward, they’re also flexible and versatile. Here’s the story.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Good Eye, Trader: How to Pick the Right Stocks at the Right Time February 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to pick stocks worth trading? You can lay the groundwork for a sound stock selection strategy with a few relatively simple components.

9 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Calendar vs. Butterfly: The Ultimate Premium Smackdown January 7, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

Calendars and butterfly strategies may look similar but they have their differences. Why would you choose one over the other?

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Turn a Long Butterfly Spread into a Credit Spread? Break a Wing December 20, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how to turn a long butterfly spread—typically initiated with a debit—into a credit spread by adjusting one of the wings, aka a “broken wing butterfly.”

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Price Action vs. Price Erosion: The Positive Side of Negative Theta September 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about gamma, which some traders consider the positive side of negative theta.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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