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  • Inverse Skip Strike Butterfly with Puts

    You can think of this strategy as a put backspread with a twist. Instead of simply running a back spread with puts (sell one put, buy two puts), selling the extra put at strike A helps...

  • Long Butterfly Spread with Puts

    A long put butterfly spread is a combination of a short put spread and a long put spread, with the spreads converging at strike B. Ideally, you want the puts with strikes A and B to...

  • Double Diagonal

    At the outset of this strategy, you’re simultaneously running a diagonal call spread and a diagonal put spread. Both of those strategies are time-decay plays. You’re taking...

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As the TV jingle goes, “we’re moving on up” with our brand-new, gorgeous office space in Charlotte. We moved in just a few weeks ago, and...

Hidden in Plain Sight - Reading Between the Lines of Company News on 08/19/2014
Ever slogged your way through a company’s 10-K report and wondered, “Why do they need to write this in such needlessly complex language?”...

Tax Day Fun: 2014 Edition on 04/15/2014
Tax Day. It’s a mind-numbing, pencil-point-destroying blot on everyone’s calendars – but that doesn’t mean you can’t inject a little fun...

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Trader Network Perspectives

Bought SDIV at 23.38 SDIV is a solid idea for longer-term investing. It is a well-diversified ETF consisting of large, international companies that pay high dividends. I view SDIV as an alternative to investing in a...

Set me straight on writers, sellers, buyers, and holders Hi Gus’s Leg: Glad to see your fellow Trader Network members have settled this question for you. I always find it handy to repeat this phrase, a popular one among options educators like TradeKing’s...

Eventually, cash will be only safe place to put money Uh oh, Incy's envy for HFTs may have caused him to go off the deep end.  An article on changes to money market funds, something that's almost equivalent to cash, has turned into a rant against...

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Running a Credit Spread Business

Sit with Dan Sheridan as he explains how to choose and manage credit spreads. He also shares his suggested criteria...


Diagonal Spreads: Setup, Risks, and Uses

Join Brian Overby for Part 19 of his Options Playbook series where he discusses how to set up diagonal spreads as a...


Straddle Trading and Gamma Scalping

Gamma represents the amount a theoretical option's delta will change for a corresponding one-unit change in the...


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