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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Short Put Spread

    A short put spread obligates you to buy the stock at strike price B if the option is assigned but gives you the right to sell stock at strike price A. A short put spread is an alternative...

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Option Tools

  • Trailing Stop Order

    This handy order type lets you “trail” your stop order for a stock, option or ETF you hold by a method you specify. Lock in potential profits and limit...

     

  • Volatility Charts

    Compare implied and historical volatility for an underlying stock or index with listed options – in a clean, easy-to-read graphical interface.

     

  • Options Pricing Calculator

    Research an option contract's Greeks and implied volatility. Forecast theoretical values and compare them to current bid/ask prices. And change variables...

     

  • Trader Network Trade Notes

    Explain your rationale and goals for every trade – and get valuable feedback from others.

     

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All-Star Analysis

Option Trading for Rookies: A Free 3 Part Webinar Series. on 10/29/2014
Join me for part one of a three part series on option trading for rookies this Thursday, Oct. 30th at 2:00pm ET with an encore following at...

Four Growth Stocks With Very High Short-Interest on 12/10/2013
Alan Brochstein Screens For Heavily Shorted Stocks With Strong FundamentalsHedge funds have gained popularity in recent years, with...

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - SPX, HD on 12/03/2013
Recap for Tuesday, December 3rd by Kevin Corrigan Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Don’t miss...

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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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On-Demand Videos

483 OPB Series part 2: Where do prices come from
Where do Option Prices Come From?

Join Brian Overby for part 2 of the Options Playbook Series as he defines in layman's terms the basic concepts and...


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Protecting Profits on Stocks Using Collars

Have you ever worried about what would happen if one of your stocks that had a nice run up hits a bump in the road?...


532 RC: Types of Orders - Stop and Stop Limit orders
Rookies Corner: Types of Orders, part 2 - Stop and Stop Limit Orders

In part 2 of our Types of Orders series, Nicole Wachs explains the difference between Stop and Stop Limit orders....


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