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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.

3 Covered Call Trade Thoughts
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Jun 11, 2021

The tastytrade crew breaks down the questions you should ask yourself before placing a covered call - is selling the call worth it? How can I defend the trade? How can I offensively roll the trade? Tune in for the answers!

Two Trade Ideas June 10th
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Jun 10, 2021

Mike dips his toes into the CLOV meme stock craze and Katie has her eyes on a pullback in the Loonie!

Covered Call Variants
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Jun 9, 2021

The tastytrade crew explains how you can create synthetic stock positions with options, before turning them into covered calls today - tune in to see what the tradeoffs are!

Covered Calls for Beginners
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Jun 8, 2021

The tastytrade crew breaks down the covered call strategy with a few real examples and explains how to determine whether to sell a call against shares or not.

Covered Call Rolling
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Jun 7, 2021

The tastytrade crew explains how you can roll covered calls out in time and move the strike by replacing the intrinsic value with extrinsic value today.

Earnings Trades - Closing & Managing
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Jun 4, 2021

The tastytrade crew explains their thought process for closing and managing earnings options trades after the announcement - live Q&A as well!

Three Trade Ideas June 3rd
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Jun 3, 2021

Mike, Nick and Katie are back to talk about AMC's parabolic move and also present three trade ideas.

Getting Filled with Options Trades
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Jun 2, 2021

The tastytrade crew tackles the idea of illiquid markets, and how this impacts fill prices.

Finding New Options Trades - ZM & LULU Earnings
Jun 1, 2021

The tastytrade crew searches for new options trades and focuses on earnings announcements in ZM & LULU!

Extrinsic Value & Gamma
May 28, 2021

The tastytrade crew tackles gamma risk today, and why having a lot of extrinsic value in an option prior to expiration plays a huge role in minimizing gamma risk and gamma in general.

Three Trade Ideas May 27th
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May 27, 2021

Mike is looking at another long call spread, Katie has her eyes on a SPOT Broken Wing Butterfly, and Nicks shares a "spicy" trade in MARA.

Extrinsic Value - OTM Diagonal
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May 26, 2021

The tastytrade crew explains the OTM Diagonal spread, which has a temporary positive theta even though it's made up of purely extrinsic value that we're buying with a long-term OTM long option particially financed with a shorter-term short option.

TWTR Strangle Anatomy
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May 25, 2021

The tastytrade crew explains how managing strangles by rolling out in time adds extrinsic value and offsets intrinsic value moves against you with an example in TWTR.

Extrinsic Value - ZEBRA
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May 24, 2021

The tastytrade crew explains why the ZEBRA can be a positive extrinsic value trade but will have negative theta at first. Tune in to learn about extrinsic value decay and how it plays a role in the strategy!

Options Trading Q&A May 21st
May 21, 2021

The tastytrade crew tackles questions from the chat, and they walk through their positions as well.

Three Trade Ideas May 20th
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May 20, 2021

Mike is looking at a long Call Spread in SQ, Nick takes a stab at QQQ, and Katie is hoping for a small bounce in Wheat futures.

Time in Trade Naked Options
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May 19, 2021

What's the optimal profit target for naked options? See when to manage a position based on the number of days in the trade!

Time in Trade - Straddle Management
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May 18, 2021

The tastytrade crew walks you through expectations from straddles, ranging from profit targets to management concepts, and much more!

Time in Trades - Strangle Management
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May 17, 2021

The tastytrade crew walks through their intra-trade process for strangles, including profit and loss management and much more!

Options Trading Q&A
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May 14, 2021

Mike and Nick take a bunch of viewer questions focused on trade management

Three Trade Ideas May 13th
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May 13, 2021

The trading trio looks at three options setups in /GC, DIS and AMD.

Implied Volatility Expansion - Current Positions
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May 12, 2021

The tastytrade crew explains how implied volatility expansion affects OTM and ITM option positions.

Three Tips for New Options Traders
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May 11, 2021

tastytrade walks through their basic tips for new options traders to focus on.

Synergy of the Greeks
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May 10, 2021

tastytrade explains some synergistic characteristics between the greeks and how they approach options trading as a whole.

Finding New Options Trades
May 7, 2021

Finding new options trades can be overwhelming unless you have a plan and know what to look for to achieve your plan - the tastytrade crew walks you through their process today.

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