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Strategies for IRA

The strategies you use in your IRA account are a little different than strategies you'd use in a normal cash account. We'll go over guidelines for how you should be trading in your IRA in order to reduce your cost basis and improve your probability of success.

Stock in an IRA
Nov 25, 2019
Tom and Tony discuss the tradeoffs of going long a deep in the money call in place of buying stock in an IRA.
Short Calls in an IRA
Jul 10, 2019
How does adding a short call option in an IRA benefit us in regards to premium collected, return on capital, and probability of profit? tastytrade investigates.
Futures and Options on Futures
Apr 2, 2019
Options and options on futures are now available in a tastyworks IRA! Tune in for more information.
Scaling Exposure in an IRA
Mar 26, 2019
Tom and Tony discuss how to scale exposure in an IRA without purchasing stock!
Synthetic Long in an IRA
Feb 6, 2019
Tom and Tony talk about how it's possible to get long in an IRA using options for much less buying power than stock.
Synthetic Short in Your IRA
Aug 22, 2018
Trading in an IRA can be limiting, but with a little creativity we can simulate most, if not all, strategies available to margin accounts.
Stock Replacement in an IRA
Jun 5, 2018
Can we replace long stock in an IRA with a long, deep in the money call? What are the costs?Tune in with Tom and Pete as they answer these questions!
Condors in an IRA
Mar 22, 2018
tastytrade runs through everything you need to know to set up an Iron Condor options strategy in an IRA.
Trading Market Volatility
Feb 13, 2018
Today's show brings the opportunity to the IRA traders with Iron Condors and Vertical Spreads.
Long Stock or Short Put?
Jan 31, 2018
Tom & Tony look at the benefits and drawbacks of each approach based on exposure, Probability of Profit, maximum gain/loss and dividends.
Verticals in an IRA
Jan 10, 2018
When trading in an IRA, we often opt for verticals over cash secured options. Why is this and how do we set them up? Tune in to hear Tom and Tony discuss verticals in an IRA!
Efficient Use of Time
Nov 29, 2017
Tom & Tony talk efficiency when it comes to IRA traders and deciding on which expiration to choose.
Dynamic Iron Flies and Management Targets
Nov 22, 2017
tastytrade examines straddles and iron flies and determines how these products compare in terms of return on capital and probability of profit.
Making Options Efficient in an IRA
Nov 14, 2017
Tom and Tony explain efficient use of capital in an IRA account and list a few options trading strategies that go along with it.
Trades For Your IRA: Getting Started
Oct 31, 2017
Tom & Tony discuss the benefits and hurdles to trading in an Individual Retirement Account.
Long Implied Volatility Strategies
Oct 4, 2017
Tom & Tony talk buying VIX and explain what to avoid when implied volatility is low.
How Probability of Profit Relates to Risk
Sep 20, 2017
Ever wonder how Probability of Profit and Risk relate to each other? Tom and Tony explain!
Sizing Iron Condors
Sep 13, 2017
Tom and the Bat talk balancing buying power reduction and trade size with this neutral strategy.
Replacing Buying & Selling Stock with Options
Aug 30, 2017
Tom and Tony take to the options market to show viewers how they may buy or sell stock using options.
How to Profit From Iron Condors
Aug 22, 2017
Tom and Tony take a zero-sum game to profits in this Iron Condor close up.
Trading Calendars
Aug 15, 2017
Today, the guys talk about how they like to set up calandar trades and when they like to take the trade off. This is a great low implied volatility strategy for IRA traders due to its long IV nature.
Straddle or Iron Fly?
Aug 9, 2017
tastytrade explains how we set up a straddle-like options position in an IRA and how it compares to the behavior of the defined-risk Iron Fly.
Getting Directional in Currencies
Aug 1, 2017
Don't miss this segment where Tom and Tony discuss trading currencies in your IRA.
Defined Risk for IRAs
Jul 26, 2017
Tom and Tony discuss turning undefined risk trades into defined risk trades. In an IRA, all trades must be defined risk.
Earnings and Iron Condors
Jul 19, 2017
Tom and Tony discuss defined risk earnings trades for value and growth stocks. We select some of the largest names in Russell 1000 Value and 1000 Growth for comparison.

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