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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!

Why Trade Earnings
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Feb 9, 2021

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

In The Money
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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.

Speaking TT Technicals
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Jan 26, 2021

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

The Basics Of A Covered Call
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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.

Range Bound Profitability
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Jan 12, 2021

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

Long Puts
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Jan 4, 2021
Find out why long put options may not be the best protective strategy for downside market moves.
Reasons To Adjust
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Dec 29, 2020
The ability to adjust trades is especially unique to options trading. The main reasons are the duration and price.
Delta Efficiency
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Dec 15, 2020
tastytrade explains why traders should aim to collect 1/3rd the width of the strikes for defined risk options strategies.
Breaking Down ROC
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Dec 9, 2020
tastytrade discusses important characteristics of Return on Capital including its relationship to volatility and probability of maximum returns.
Unavoidable Risks
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Dec 2, 2020
tastytrade shows an example of how trading portfolio diversification cannot completely eliminate risk.
A Seller's Guide To Premium
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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.
A Guide To Being Market Savvy
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Nov 23, 2020
tastytrade explains how to develop a sense of market awareness.
The Opening Bell
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Nov 16, 2020
tastytrade walks through how to prepare for the market open every day.
Choosing Direction
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Nov 11, 2020
tastytrade explains how to pick a directional assumption when trading stocks and options.
Closing Out A Trade
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A Definitive Guide To Iron Condors
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Nov 2, 2020
This the first collective guide we are releasing that captures many of the nuances of the Iron Condor.
Buying Power Factors
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Oct 28, 2020
tastytrade covers everything you need to know about buying power when trading options.
Trading in a Sideways Market
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Oct 26, 2020
tastytrade discusses why options, unlike equities, can be used to turn a profit in a sideways market.
A Binary Event
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Oct 21, 2020
A binary event is the classification we designate to an upcoming announcement w/ an uncertain outcome. tastytrade explains how to trade them with options.
Range Of Success
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Oct 14, 2020
tastytrade examines how through the use of delta, we can estimate a range for the expected Probability Of Profit for an options trade.
Hard To Borrow
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Oct 1, 2020
tastytrade defines "hard to borrow" stocks and how it can impact product selection and trade positions.
P/L Swings and Trade Management
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Sep 29, 2020
tastytrade discusses swings in option Profit /Loss and the importance of timely trade management.
Balancing Profit and Tail Risk
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Sep 23, 2020
tastytrade explains the importance of balancing potential profit and P/L tail risk.
Adjusting Directional Risk
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Sep 2, 2020
Today Tom and Tony discuss how to adjust for directional portfolio risk.
Diversifying Across Market Cap
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Aug 25, 2020
Today Tom and Tony discuss how to approximately diversify using market cap.

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