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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!

Apr 12, 2021

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

Apr 5, 2021

A higher credit to BPR ratio is associated with higher profits along with greater risk for single stock underlyings.

Apr 1, 2021
tastytrade discusses probability distribution tails and kurtosis and how to apply these concepts when trading.
Mar 29, 2021

tastytrade explains ways to buy "insurance" when trading stock and options.

Mar 22, 2021

Managing exposure means managing the overall risk of a portfolio. This can be done with a solid set of mechanics. tastytrade explains.

Mar 15, 2021

Research has shown that the ideal time to exit a trade is at 21 DTE (days until expiration). During this time, we need to be mechanically prepared to address anything that might happen.

Mar 8, 2021

The ability to adjust trades is especially unique to options trading. When we make an adjustment, we do so by changing Price or Duration.

Mar 1, 2021

tastytrade lists three key trading metrics that all traders should utilizing when managing a portfolio. 

Feb 23, 2021

tastytrade highlights key considerations for exiting an options trade.

Feb 16, 2021

Out of the money (OTM) options expire worthless, In the Money (ITM) options do not. Find out why this matters when trading various options strategies.

Feb 9, 2021

tastytrade explains why traders should consider adding earnings trades to their portfolio.

Feb 1, 2021

Understanding in the money and out of the money options important in making decisions on what to do in a trade. tastytrade explains.

Jan 26, 2021

tastytrade explains why time value, IV Rank, and Delta help determine an option trade's viability.

Jan 20, 2021

A covered call adds a time and volatility component to a long stock position. Implementing this strategy transforms a passive investment into an active trade.

Jan 12, 2021

tastytrade explains how to profit from a stock's price sitting still.

Jan 4, 2021
Find out why long put options may not be the best protective strategy for downside market moves.
Dec 29, 2020
The ability to adjust trades is especially unique to options trading. The main reasons are the duration and price.
Dec 15, 2020
tastytrade explains why traders should aim to collect 1/3rd the width of the strikes for defined risk options strategies.
Dec 9, 2020
tastytrade discusses important characteristics of Return on Capital including its relationship to volatility and probability of maximum returns.
Dec 2, 2020
tastytrade shows an example of how trading portfolio diversification cannot completely eliminate risk.
Nov 30, 2020
The core of our mechanics is to sell option premium, ideally at high levels. In this guide, we will cover what you need to know.
Nov 23, 2020
tastytrade explains how to develop a sense of market awareness.
Nov 16, 2020
tastytrade walks through how to prepare for the market open every day.
Nov 11, 2020
tastytrade explains how to pick a directional assumption when trading stocks and options.

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