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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!

May 6, 2020
Today, Tom and Tony discuss the Greeks in high IV environment
Apr 30, 2020
What should traders look at before earnings and what can they do? tastytrade weighs in.
Mar 2, 2020
tastytrade digs a little deeper into the 1 Standard deviation strangle and runs a study to find metrics around being breached.
Feb 25, 2020
What are the advantages and disadvantages of active management? tastytrade highlights a few of each.
Feb 10, 2020
Mistakes happen. Tom and Tony walk through common ones that new traders can run into.
Feb 3, 2020
tastytrade examines credit received and how it varies in different volatility environments.
Jan 27, 2020
Mike joins Liz and Tony to cover some basic rules of thumb for using capital wisely in various volatility environments.
Jan 21, 2020
Tom and Tony discuss what is considered a healthy amount of drawdown and when you should start making adjustments to your strategy.
Jan 13, 2020
Tune in as Tom and Tony cover how to set ratios up, how we can manipulate strikes to change the delta and more!
Jan 7, 2020
Tom and Tony talk through the ways to construct and manage ratio spreads, which are delta biased and have a relatively high Probability of Profit.
Dec 30, 2019
Mike, Scott, and Tony look at long and short naked options and why we prefer to sell naked options rather than purchase them.
Dec 23, 2019
Tom and Tony walk through some key factors to consider when looking to execute an options trade.
Dec 16, 2019
Trading options with high liquidity is the number one most important factor to an options trader's success.
Dec 9, 2019
Tom and Tony discuss how to use probabilities in your everyday trading and where they can be found.
Dec 2, 2019
Tom and Tony cover everything from the entry to the management of defined-risk trades.
Nov 27, 2019
Tom and Tony talk about the not so popular greek, vega.
Nov 18, 2019
Tom and Tony discuss how theta can the used to the advantage of option sellers.
Nov 11, 2019
How wide should we make our wings when selling iron condors in SPY?
Nov 4, 2019
Tom and Tony walk through various strategies that we can use to add short deltas to our portfolio.
Oct 28, 2019
Tom and Tony discuss the risks of assignment and what it is. This applies mainly to deep in the money naked short calls.
Oct 21, 2019
Mike, Liz and Tony discuss the workings of a ratio spread.
Oct 14, 2019
Tom and Tony discuss the commonly misunderstood greek: delta.
Oct 7, 2019
In today's edition of Best Practices, Tom and Tony discuss an often asked about management strategy known as going inverted.
Sep 30, 2019
Tom and TP review the often confusing and misunderstood greek: gamma.
Sep 23, 2019
Tom and Tony discuss the duration needed to make 50% of max profit on a position.

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