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Options Crash CourseOptions Crash Course: Ep #1 - The Source of All Strategies | Sep 8, 2020
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    Options Crash CourseOptions Crash Course: Ep #1 - The Source of All StrategiesSep 8, 2020

    In Episode #1 of our Options Crash Course, we trace everything back to the source - the option contract. Inside of an option contract between the long side and the short side, the strike price, expiration date, underlying stock, and quantity are all fixed, whereas the price of the contract itself is floating.

    Then we take a look at the transaction itself, which is facilitated by the market maker, or counterparty. The market maker stands ready to buy at the bid price or sell at the ask price, and serve as the other side to any order we might want to execute.

    Lastly, we move through the four basic option types: long call, short call, long put, and short put, with the gimmes and gotchas presented for each.


    Ep #1: The Source of all Strategies

    Ep #2: Deconstructing Option Prices

    Ep #3: Extrinsic Value Extras

    Ep #4: Profit, Direction, and Probability

    Ep #5: The Natural Decay of Options

    Ep #6: Trading Changes in Implied Volatility

    Ep #7: Gamma: Sign, Magnitude, and Risk

    Ep #8: Contracts, Decay, and IV Overstatement

    Ep #9: Defined-Risk Strategies: Part One

    Ep #10: Defined-Risk Strategies: Part Two

    Ep #11: Undefined-Risk Strategies: Part One

    Ep #12: Undefined-Risk Strategies: Part Two

    Ep #13: Managing Winners, Losers, and Rolling

    Ep #14: Directional Bias at the Portfolio Level

    Ep #15: Positive Theta at the Portfolio Level

    Ep #16: Putting it all Together: Trade Entry and Exit

    Ep #17: Putting it all Together: Trade Management

    Watch the second season on Strategy Management!

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