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Know Your Options

This is a segment for new traders just starting to dip their toes into trading financial products in the stock market. Liz and Jenny go back to the basics to help new investors build a solid foundation and manage their portfolio. From call options to put options to key options strategies to sending your first order, "Know Your Options" is a primary step in your path to trading success.

Occurrences of High IVR and Losses on Iron Flies
Apr 19, 2017
James joins Liz and Jenny for a Wednesday edition of Know Your Options: Best of the Research Team.
Earnings Impact: 45 Day Moves & Iron Condor: Max Losses
Apr 12, 2017
James joins Liz and Jenny for a Wednesday edition of Know Your Options: Best of the Research Team. They discuss trading a 45 day time window around earnings. They then switch gears to analyze max losses for varying width Iron Condors.
International Expected Moves vs Actual Moves
Apr 3, 2017
James joins Liz and Jenny to discuss if stock markets abroad have seen IV overstatement similar to those here at home.
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Low VIX Strategies and Weak Market Correlations
Mar 20, 2017
James joins Liz and Jenny for another episode of Know Your Options: Best of the Research Team. They discuss two recent Market Measures looking first at a VIX trading strategy and second at the relationship between VIX and the S&P 500.
Layering Positions
Mar 17, 2017
Liz and Jenny trade DIA with no risk to the upside. They are layering a position on top of their rolled call spread from the double double they previously placed.
The Market's Daily Moves in 2017
Mar 6, 2017
Today, James switches gears and looks at the market in a new light. The analysis focuses on January and February 2017 as they compare to the last 60 years in the market. How are we looking so far?
30 DTE vs 60 DTE & 30 Delta vs 16 Delta
Feb 27, 2017
James joins Liz and Jenny for another Monday edition of "Know Your Options: Best of the Research Team". Today they discuss the time frames of trades as well as 1/2 standard deviation strangles.
Basics of Assessing Dividend Risk
Feb 25, 2017
QCOM's ex-divided date is on Monday. Liz and Jenny open up the strategy that they have on and talk through the mechanical steps to take when you have a position with a dividend coming up.
Straddle Premium & Put Ratio Spreads
Feb 21, 2017
Liz and Jenny are joined by James to discuss studies on straddles and put ratios.
Intraday Management Potential & BPR Efficient Iron Condors
Feb 13, 2017
Jenny's out today but that doesn't mean "Know Your Options: Best of the Research Team" is cancelled! James joins Liz to discuss intraday management and Double Double Iron Condors.
Lizards 101
Feb 10, 2017
Liz and Jenny break down the Jade Lizard, Big Lizard, & Spiked Lizard. They go over the pros & cons & when to use each strategy.
Potential Strategies For the Current Environment
Feb 6, 2017
James joins Liz and Jenny to discuss two recent studies on trading in low IV. Find out how VIX call spreads and RUT calendars may enhance a portfolio in low volatility.

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