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Options Trading Concepts Live

Mike, Nick and Katie take trading questions live on YouTube chat and explain the answers in depth using the tastyworks platform and graphics.

Mar 4, 2021

Katie covers some key tastytrade options mechanics, then sets out to put on a few new positions. Find out how liquidity, trade size, and more are key to high probability trading. 

Viewer Questions with Nick
Mar 3, 2021

After a quick demo of the analysis mode in the tastyworks platform, Nick takes questions from the tastytrade audience.

Mar 2, 2021

tastytrade explains how to approach options trading in a smaller account. Find out what's important to consider when trading funds are limited.

Mar 1, 2021

Nick and Katie discuss the role of drag/drift in these products, whether or not they should be used as long-term trade ideas, and where the "risk" is in these types of products.

Feb 26, 2021

With the market behaving slightly more two-sided, Nick and Katie explain how volatility products have been affected and how to use them as trading tools.

Feb 25, 2021

Nick and Katie review some best practices for earnings options trades and use a few of today's reports to showcase the importance of volatility "crush," return on capital, and avoiding low implied volatility earnings.

Strangle and Straddle Management
Feb 24, 2021

Strangles and straddles are undefined risk trades where we sell an OTM/ATM put and call at the same time. Since these are undefined risk trades, defensive management opportunities are virtually endless.

Feb 23, 2021

A call diagonal spread is a bullish trade where we purchase an ITM long call with more time than the OTM short call we sell against it to reduce cost basis.

Feb 22, 2021

The market presents a unique opportunity where call skew is prevalent in a lot of popular stocks. tastytrade breaks down what that means for options strategies today.

Skew Options Strategies
Feb 19, 2021

The tastytrade crew explains option skew means in terms of perceived risk & velocity, and they talk about a few strategies that have enhanced order entry from this skew.

Feb 18, 2021

Katie and Mike define SPAN margin and explain how it can be a useful tool when looking to trade futures and futures options.

Feb 17, 2021

Options spread strategies can be placed in weekly or monthly cycles, but deciding where to place them comes with tradeoffs. tastytrade explains this concept for various trading strategies.

Feb 16, 2021

Deciding where to place our strikes for options strategies has a lot to do with liquidity - the more narrow the bid-ask spread, the more we can expect to get a fair fill price.

Feb 12, 2021

tastytrade explains butterfly spread variations, why it's so important to be in the near-term cycle, and how to manage these options strategies if they go wrong.

Feb 11, 2021

Mike, Nick and Katie tackle these colossal run ups in several stocks AND explain how they stay busy when markets and volatility feel uninspiring.

Feb 10, 2021

After an earnings announcement is made, the stock price can move in either direction, or not at all, but implied volatility will likely crush in some way.

Earnings Strategy Decisions
Feb 9, 2021

The tastytrade crew uses TWTR as an example to show you how they view earnings announcements, how to pinpoint implied volatility crushes, and how to visualize the tradeoffs between different expirations.

Viewer Questions Feb 8th
Feb 8, 2021

Tune in to learn about extrinsic and intrinsic value and how these fundamental metrics affect options strategies!

Feb 5, 2021

tastytrade offers some big takeaways for each greek, compare low IV vs high IV products and how the greeks move in different markets.

Feb 4, 2021

After a brief overview of the tastycrypto platform features, Mike and Nick answer viewer questions!

Feb 3, 2021

tastytrade breaks down vega (the options trading greek) and how it changes with different moves in the market, and give some examples in the market.

Feb 2, 2021
Nick and Katie expand on their discussion on delta dynamics and walk through how changes in volatility can impact delta.
Feb 1, 2021

tastytrade dives into options delta, explaining how options delta expresses directional exposure, share equivalency, probability of being In The Money, and more.

Jan 28, 2021

Find out when tastytrade would think about closing an earnings options trade and when they would consider rolling the position's untested piece OR out in time.

Jan 27, 2021

Mike & Nick walk through their decision-making process when it comes to return on capital and choosing expirations to trade for earnings.

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