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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 Strangle

    A long strangle gives you the right to sell the stock at strike price A and the right to buy the stock at strike price B. The goal is to profit if the stock makes a move in either...

  • Covered Call

    The Strategy Selling the call obligates you to sell stock you already own at strike price A if the option is assigned. Some investors will run this strategy after they’ve already...

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All-Star Analysis

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I’m on a trader self-improvement kick these days. Recently I’ve posted on trader psychology, playing the trading odds smarter in 2015, and...

Can Homebuilders Join the Rally in 2014? on 12/24/2013
Rob Smith does not currently hold any positions in the securities mentioned in this post.At the time of publication and in the preceding...

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Trader Network Perspectives

Bought to Open WFC Jan 17 2015 $35.00 Put at 3.82 Continuing my long position in the financials. I also have an open order on BAC, this is a long term play as I think you will see continued strength in the financials in the next two years. WFC just...

Question about exercising put options Right on, Spshapiro. You raise some excellent points about how long put options work and the fact that investors have several choices in how to profit from this scenario.</br> <br>...

Pairs trade Pairs trading may be a broader term than i believed tree, but i am referring to having an opposing trade in two different underlyings. e.g.(very random and not one i am considering) i am...

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510 Trading and Managing Skip Strike Butterfly Spreads
Trading and Managing Broken Wing / Skip-Strike Butterfly Spreads

Are you an experienced options trader looking for new strategies? The broken wing / skip-strike butterfly might fit...


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Trade Management: Using the Greeks

Join Dan Sheridan as he tackles the very popular topic of trade management. He demonstrates how to manage a trade by...


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An Intro to Index and ETF Options

Index and ETF options have unique terms and characteristics. Trading them without full awareness of their...


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