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From Theory To Practice

Dr. Schultz (an academic and trader) explains theoretical trading concepts and practical application to take your trading to the next level.

Jan 15, 2021

With losing options positions, there are situations where we can “roll into strength” and take advantage of the extrinsic value improvements that this entails.

Jan 14, 2021

With Vertical Spreads, our adjustment opportunities are limited because anything we might consider would add risk to the position & possibly lock in losses

Jan 13, 2021

Dr. Jim and Kai finally wrap the Back to the Basics series at tastytrade and revisit the important points regarding strategies and skew.

Jan 12, 2021
Diagonal Spreads are great low IV environment trades that yield both a time component and directional component to your strategy.
Jan 11, 2021

How do we manage losing trades as tastytrade? Here are a few different strategies that can be effective.

Widening Our Inversion in PLUG?
Jan 9, 2021
Should you increase the width of your inversion, when a stock just continues to move against you?
From Theory To Practice
Jan 8, 2021
PLUG just had a monster move, so we work through all the details of our adjustment, from risk reduction to going inverted.
Jan 6, 2021
Options are always bid up heading into earnings, as IV expands. So in these cases, it's usually best to wait for the earnings day itself for any new trades
2021 Outlook
Jan 5, 2021
With the first trading day of 2021, we offer up predictions for the upcoming year. In a world where no one knows anything, take them for what they're worth
Dec 24, 2020
Back to the Basics is coming to a close, and here in part one of our series summary, we recap expected moves and probabilities.
Pre-Vacation Adjustments
Dec 23, 2020
Today, we’re taking the time today to position our trades, so we shouldn’t have to do too much tinkering over the holidays.
Dec 22, 2020
When it comes to position size, especially with undefined-risk positions, it’s important to remember that what constitutes small is largely driven by accou
Dec 19, 2020
We can always roll undefined-risk strategies forward for a credit, as we have to be compensated for assuming unlimited risk for longer periods of time.
The New Order Chain Feature in Tastyworks!
Dec 18, 2020
Using the new order chain feature on the tastyworks platform makes keeping track of our rolled positions at tastytrade a breeze!
Dec 16, 2020
What is the minimum credit we’re willing to accept for a Short Strangle or Short Straddle at tastytrade?
Dec 15, 2020
Once you've already rolled the untested side of a tastytrade short strangle, how do you know when it's time to adjust again?
Reducing Deltas by 50% with an Adjustment
Dec 12, 2020
A great reference point for strangle defense at tastytrade is to reduce your overall directional exposure on the position by up to 50%
Dec 11, 2020
Call Ratio Spreads are a rare beast at tastytrade, but today we set one up in PLUG!
When To Create a Free Butterfly
Dec 9, 2020
A Free Butterfly is a strategy with no downside risk and only upside return - yes, you read that right.
When to Create a Free Butterfly
Dec 8, 2020

A Free Butterfly is a strategy with no downside risk and only upside return - yes, you read that right.

Dec 8, 2020
Ratio Spreads are without question one of the most flexible strategies that we employ at tastytrade, but we must collect enough credit on order entry
Dec 4, 2020
With defined-risk strategies, it might make sense to opt for a slightly lower probability in exchange for additional premium on order entry.

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