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Everyday Trader

Trading can be a full time job, but it doesn't have to be! Tune in to see how Mike Butler trades around his job with efficiency!

Mike's 2018 Outlook
Dec 30, 2017
Mike wraps up everyday trader and gives his outlook on 2018! Year-To-Date P/L will reset at the beginning of the year - use this as an opportunity to grow from the previous year, and leave the past behind you!
UAL Earnings Anatomy of a Trade
Dec 29, 2017
Mike & James walk through Mike's earnings iron fly in UAL, and explain the keys to bringing it from a loser to a winner.
Mike's Top 3 2017 Takeaways
Dec 28, 2017
Mike walks through his takeaways from the year, and gives you a preview of 2018's new content!
How to Analyze & Learn from 2017 Trades
Dec 27, 2017
Mike explains how he uses the ACTIVITY & HISTORY tabs on tastyworks and how he can see YTD P/L for the underlyings he has traded.
Jim's Top 3 2017 Takeaways
Dec 23, 2017
Mike & Jim finish off the 2017 recap with his takeaways of the year!
James' Top 3 2017 Takeaways
Dec 22, 2017
James joins Mike to explain the importance of synthetics, navigating low IV environments, and the rollout of bitcoin!
Ryan's Top 3 2017 Takeaways
Dec 21, 2017
Ryan joins Mikey to offer his macro-outlook on the market of 2017 and explains how he has learned from his trading throughout the year.
Nick's Top 3 2017 Takeaways
Dec 20, 2017
Mike & Nick discuss his top takeaways from his trading in 2017. Get his take on profit targets, buying power and more!
Katie's Top 3 2017 Takeaways
Dec 19, 2017
Some of the best education comes from other's experiences! Mike & Katie walk through her top 3 takeaways from 2017.
Power Hour - 2017 at a Glance
Dec 16, 2017
Mike & Nick put on a trade from the research team's special segment, reviewing 2017 and the EXTREMELY low IV we've endured.
How Theta Can Change During a Trade
Dec 15, 2017
Mike & James discuss how theta can fluctuate during the course of a trade. While EXT/DTE is not the formula we use to calculate theta, it sure does help explain fluctuations on the value.
How Vega Can Change During a Trade
Dec 13, 2017
Mike & Katie piggy-back off Monday's delta segment, and discuss how vega can go from positive to negative in spreads.
How Deltas Change During a Trade
Dec 12, 2017
Mike and Nick walk through the important concept of changing deltas, and how it's possible to go from being bearish to bullish and vice versa.
Standard Deviation & IV
Dec 8, 2017
Mike & James explain how SD & IV are related, and why we sell option premium when IV is high.
Improving Leverage
Dec 7, 2017
Mike & Ryan discuss how they improve leverage and ROC with just a few tweaks in their strategies.
Balancing Positions
Dec 6, 2017
Mike & Nick break down how they balance positions from a greek perspective.
Buying Spreads for Less Than Intrinsic Value
Nov 30, 2017
Mike & Ryan discuss the importance of buying spreads for less than intrinsic value, and how it removes a lot of the bad aspects of debit spreads that we can't control.
Pairs Trading Equities
Nov 28, 2017
Mike & Katie discuss pairs trading from an ETF & equity level, and their expectations when doing so.
Adjusting Iron Flies & Broken Wing Butterflies
Nov 21, 2017
Mike & Katie walk through what they do with iron flies that have gone wrong, and explain that their method is the exception, not the rule.

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