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  • Fig Leaf

    This strategy acts like a covered call but uses a LEAPS call as a surrogate for owning the stock. Though the two plays are similar, managing options with two different expiration dates...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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All-Star Analysis

Trading $NFLX, $INTC or $ALTR? on 04/23/2015
If you’ve traded Netflix, Altera or Intel stock or their respective options lately, you’ll want to check out this timely media commentary...

My Adventures in China (Part 2) on 12/09/2013
Welcome back to my 2-part series documenting my recent trip to China. (Catch up with part 1 here.) I jotted down lots of interesting...

China Gears Up to Launch Options Trading on 08/04/2014
Exciting progress is afoot in Chinese financial markets. According to Markets Media, the country is accelerating towards its launch of...

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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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3189 Using a Collar Options Strategy to Limit Downside Risk
Using a Collar Options Strategy to Limit Downside Risk

Brian Overby walks through an example of how investors might use a collar option strategy to limit some of the...


504 RC: Trailing Stops
Rookies Corner: Trailing Stops

In this session, Nicole Wachs discusses how and when you can use trailing stop orders while trading. Topics include...


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How to Choose Your Strategy, part 3: Aligning Your Outlook with the Greeks

Sit in with Nicole Wachs as she dispenses common-sense explanations of the Greeks during the third meeting of her...


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