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Best Practices

This segment is designed to show every investor the best ways to execute their trading strategy. We deliver the practical side of options trading. It's tastytrade's research broken down to a more beginner level!

Developing Awareness
Sep 20, 2021

tastytrade looks at ways to improve market awareness.

Decisions Based On IVR
Sep 13, 2021

Join Tom and Tony as they review how we use IVR in our everyday trading.

Things That Change Volatility
Sep 9, 2021

Join Tom and Tony as they take a look at the underlying factors and scenarios that often lead to changes in volatility.

After Hours
Aug 30, 2021
Join Tom and Tony as they explain the rules of after hours trading.
Probability and Profitability
Aug 23, 2021

With options we are able to estimate the probability and profitability of a single trade or an entire portfolio. Join Tom and Tony today as they review the key metrics you need to know.

Taking Profits
Aug 16, 2021

Join Tom and Tony as they look at the rules of when to cash in winning trades.

Improving Cost Basis
Aug 9, 2021

Improving cost basis is the ability to enhance the effective price that an investment is purchased or sold at, using option strategies. Join Tom and Tony today as they explain in detail.

The ETF Advantage
Aug 2, 2021

Sector ETFs focus on a single sector of the economy and present opportunities to add diversification to our portfolios. Learn how to avoid single stock risk and earnings risk with ETFs.

Picking A Direction
Jul 26, 2021

Join Tom and Tony as they walk through the steps in choosing a directional assumption.

Pairs Trading with Futures
Jul 21, 2021
Pairs trading opportunities can be found in all asset classes where correlations exist. Understanding these correlations and how to trade the pair can add uncorrelated positions to an active portfolio.
Jul 19, 2021

Tom and Tony dig into why--unlike stocks and futures--options have the ability to profit from non-movement and neutral strategies.

Earnings Review
Jul 12, 2021

In today’s Best Practices, Tom and Tony review essential mechanics on trading earnings events.

Ratio Spreads
Jul 8, 2021

Join Tom and Tony today as they cover the opening and management of the ratio spread-- a high probability, directional trade.

Probability Of Profit
Jun 28, 2021

Probability of Profit and Probability of 50% profit are two metrics we use to guide our options trading strategy decisions. tastytrade explains.

Resetting Risk
Jun 21, 2021

Unlike Stock, Option contracts expire. This means that risk is naturally reset as the next cycle takes over as the front month. tastytrade explains.

Strike Breach
Jun 14, 2021

If you are short options, a strike breach may occur. Having an effective approach to risk is essential in these circumstances.

Legging A Trade
Jun 7, 2021

Legging a trade is not part of the normal trade process. That said, occasionally it is a necessary solution to low liquidity.

Understanding Expected Move
Jun 1, 2021

Expected move can be calculated based on options prices. tastytrade explains the formula and how expected move can help traders choose an options strategy.

Making Adjustments
May 24, 2021

Adjusting a trade means changing the risk profile of an existing trade. tastytrade explains the major rules of altering an options position. 

Rules For Entry And Exit
May 17, 2021

We have many rules about the entry and exit of trade. Some depends on trader’s risk tolerances such as delta and BPR used.

An Intro To Trading Future Strategies
May 10, 2021

Discover three common ways to participate in futures trading. 

Simple Option Math
May 3, 2021

tastytrade lists and explains simple calculations that are useful when trading options. 

High Priced Trades
Apr 26, 2021

The cost of doing undefined risk trades can be challenging or impossible for many accounts. One solution is the use of defined risk trades.

Strategies For Low IV
Apr 19, 2021

Lower volatility indicates lower option pricing. Find out how this influences options trading strategy selection for a portfolio. 

The Morning Trade
Apr 12, 2021

tastytrade explains why it's important to be engaged and monitoring positions during the market open. 

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