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  • Long Butterfly Spread with Calls

    A long call butterfly spread is a combination of a long call spread and a short call spread, with the spreads converging at strike price B. Ideally, you want the calls with strikes...

  • Iron Condor

    You can think of this strategy as simultaneously running an out-of-the-money short put spread and an out-of-the-money short call spread. Some investors consider this to be a more attractive...

  • Iron Butterfly Spread

    You can think of this strategy as simultaneously running a short put spread and a short call spread with the spreads converging at strike B. Because it’s a combination of short spreads,...

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  • Contingent Order

    Ready to trade if a certain contingency kicks in? This order type automates your entry or exit according to your trigger.

     

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All-Star Analysis

Facebook IPO: Options coming soon! on 05/17/2012
TradeKing’s Brian Overby outlines some points to remember if you're interested in trading option contracts when they are available in...

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - SPX, VIX, USB on 11/12/2013
Recap for Tuesday, November 12th by Kevin Corrigan Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Don’t miss...

Trading & The Great Emotional Roller Coaster on 03/04/2014
Just wanted to share two fascinating reads on how emotions can wreak havoc on your trading plan – and how to buck up and fight back...

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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

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Long Put Spreads: Setup and Uses

The Options Playbook Series, part 14. As part of our ongoing option education series, join Brian Overby as he...


1722 Cashing out Options, part 2 (opb 11)
Cashing Out Options, part 2

It’s common for beginning option traders to assume you’d end up with a stock position when you trade options. That’s...


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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