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Options Jive

If you want to trade like a tastytrader, you have to learn how to talk like a tastytrader. Sit down with Tom and Tony as they dish out and discuss popular trading topics that give you an edge when opening, closing and managing your trades.

Earnings Action
Sep 21, 2021

TP and Tony look at the data to contrast an underlying's behavior around earnings vs. its behavior on an ordinary day.

Free Trade Ideas? Sign Me Up!
Sep 17, 2021
Join Tom, TP and Jermal as they preview the new Alpha Boost service and check out the trade ideas it generates.
Are Quad Witching Days Special?
Sep 15, 2021

tastytrade puts a realistic expectation around quad witching days.

Volume and Volatility
Sep 14, 2021

Tom and Tony look at the data to see if paying attention to volume can give us any insight into upcoming volatility changes.

Placing Bets on the Volatility of Sports Betting
Sep 10, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they seek out opportunities to trade volatility in the sports betting industry.

Trading Volatility ETFs Can Be a Drag
Sep 3, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as break down the concept of volatility drag and the effect it has on volatility ETFs that track the VIX.

Crypto Indifference
Sep 1, 2021

tastytrade shows how the concept of product indifference extends beyond options or equities. We see a lot of evidence we should be using this same philosophy when trading crypto.

Probability of Contraction
Aug 31, 2021

Tom and Tony look at the data to see how high IVR and the probability of IV contraction have related historically and compare the differences between ETFs and equities.

Who's Afraid of the Tapering Wolf?
Aug 27, 2021
Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they glance at how market indicators have moved and ponder on potential changes in volatility ahead.
Standard Deviation Simplified
Aug 26, 2021

The term “standard deviation” is common in options trading. It can be used to describe probability, movement, or distance from ATM.

The Risk in Defined Risk
Aug 24, 2021

Tom and Tony look at the data to see how much risk we are really putting on when we put on defined-risk trades.

Oddly Large Vol Contractions
Aug 23, 2021

tastytrade puts some context around Friday's huge IV decline. How often has IV contracted by 14% in one day? And what are the corresponding effects on the stock market?

What Happens to Options in a Buyout?
Aug 20, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they look at various buyout scenarios and what to expect for your option positions.

IV From Top to Bottom
Aug 18, 2021
tastytrade reviews the three main uses of IV for options traders as seen on the tastyworks platform.
Distribution of Losses
Aug 17, 2021

Tom and Tony look at the data to see what kind of losses we should be prepared for when trades go wrong.

Calm Before the Storm
Aug 13, 2021
Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they analyze whether the recent calm in the markets portend a storm of volatility ahead.
What is the Volatility Surface?
Aug 11, 2021
Today, Tom, Tony and Alex discuss the process of calculating implied volatility, and the theory behind volatility and option pricing.
Probabilities Through Time
Aug 10, 2021

Tom and Tony look at how probabilities of profit have played out over the years and how reliably profitable trades turn into profitable months.

Six Charts That Matter Right Now
Aug 6, 2021
Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they glance at the six charts that matter right now in the market.
Poor Man's Covered Option
Aug 5, 2021

Join Tom and Tony as they break down a Poor Man’s Covered Option (PMCO), an alternative to a covered stock which requires less capital.

Backtesting Short Puts and Covered Calls on lookback
Aug 4, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Julia as they use lookback to compare short put and covered call performance for underlyings that have not been consistently bullish.

Volatility Comes Down
Aug 3, 2021

Today, Tom and Tony examine how IV has behaved in different IVR environments and compare the differences between ETF and equities.

The Chinese Regulatory Conundrum
Jul 30, 2021
Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they take a look at the regulatory conundrum for U.S.-listed Chinese companies.
Market Moves Post-Earnings
Jul 28, 2021

tastytrade analyzes the past four years of quarterly earnings in major tech companies to see if the market reaction is correlated.

2-Sided Rolling for Defined Risk Trades
Jul 27, 2021

Today, Tom and Tony examine the data to see if we can benefit from whipsaw markets by rolling the wings of Iron Condors separately.

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