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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.

Nov 30, 2021

POPs and credits at tastytrade always have an inverse relationship - here’s how to use that relationship with different strategies.

Nov 23, 2021

Can and should you roll a complete ratio spread? Dr. Jim fills us in.

Nov 22, 2021

With a small profit at 21 DTE at tastytrade, you have two options: close the position or roll the position. How should you decide what to do?

Nov 19, 2021

The nice thing about Straddles and Strangles is that only one side of the strategy can be in-the-money at any given time, so there is no reason to have to put up margin on both sides.

Nov 18, 2021

While neutral Butterfly Spreads will always be positive theta, more directional Butterfly Spreads could be negative theta, so should we consider them at tastytrade?

Nov 16, 2021

With an upcoming dividend is your short call at risk of assignment? tastytrade explains how to ensure you're safe.

Nov 15, 2021

How should you evaluate the decision of whether to invert a strangle or not? Dr. Jim explains this important adjustment process.

Nov 12, 2021

Discover what to look for to diagnose any problems with the positions in your portfolio.

Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Jim explains how waiting for higher implied volatility allows us to push out the strikes on our short premium strategies even further - giving us more protection against big moves. 

Nov 9, 2021

We rarely choose weekly over monthly expiration cycles at tastytrade. Dr. Jim explains why.

Nov 8, 2021

From Vertical Spreads and Iron Condors, to Short Puts and Ratio Spreads, you will be ready for whatever the market might throw at you.

Nov 6, 2021

Diagonal Spreads at tastytrade allow you to generate a positive P/L in several ways, as the stock moves and time ticks on.

Nov 5, 2021

Earnings can traded in the front week, banking on an overnight move your way, or in the regular 45-DTE cycle, using earnings as a catalyst.

Nov 4, 2021

When it comes to managing losers, there are two schools of thought at tastytrade: hold indefinitely or manage at a predetermined exit point.

Nov 2, 2021

An upcoming earnings call can really bail out an underwater defined-risk earnings trade, especially when the potential risk-return tradeoff is really favorable.

Nov 1, 2021

With your Iron Condors at tastytrade, the winning side of the strategy can be the reason you’re able to roll forward for a credit.

Oct 29, 2021

Using only the stock price, implied volatility, and time horizon, the Expected Move shows you an impartial view of the likely price movement of a stock.

Oct 28, 2021

ATM Vertical Spreads and Expected Butterflies are great ways to play earnings at tastytrade.

Oct 26, 2021

Earnings always set the stage for potentially explosive moves in the stock, but at tastytrade we can strategically play any directional bias.

Oct 25, 2021

Managing winners is one of the most fundamental methodologies that we deploy at tastytrade. Here’s a guide to get you started.

Oct 22, 2021
Sometimes at tastytrade, we might be long vega on trade entry, but short vega at a later date in the trade’s life.
Oct 21, 2021

Half-Point wide strikes, or “janky strikes”, as we like to call them, can introduce problems and challenges when it comes to managing and adjusting a strategy over time.

Oct 19, 2021

Any options that are out-of-the-money and do not have any intrinsic value will expire worthless and disappear from your tastyworks portfolio.

Oct 15, 2021
A rallying stock on a Put Ratio Spread could quickly accumulate profits in the strategy at tastytrade, as the options move further and further out-of-the-money.
Oct 13, 2021
Options traders at tastytrade know that at-the-money strikes carry the most extrinsic value, which can sometimes explain a position’s lack of profitability.

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