tasty BITES hero image

tasty BITES

For those of you who consider yourself a beginner options trader, or want to increase your probability of profit, or for those of you who like to trade on a smaller scale, this is the segment for you! Watch and learn how you can trade strategically when you don't have a lot of capital.

Estimating Profitability
View Slides
Jun 8, 2021

An account composed of option strategy, allows for the ability to make estimations for potential profits.

Top Metrics
View Slides
Jun 2, 2021

Today join Tom and Tony as they review the top metrics to know when trading options.

What Is Delta?
View Slides
May 26, 2021

tastytrade lists and explains how delta plays a role in a variety of trading concepts.

Trading a Covered Call
View Slides
May 18, 2021

Covered calls are not only for large accounts. Lower priced underlying with high IV can have great potential in a small sized account.

The Downside
View Slides
May 11, 2021

Do long put options work for downside protection in a trading portfolio? tastytrade investigates.

Finding Trades In A Dull Market
View Slides
May 4, 2021

Find out how to find new trades by using features on the tastyworks platform.

Constructing A PMCO
View Slides
Apr 27, 2021

A Poor Man’s Covered Option (PMCO) is an alternative to a covered stock and requires less capital to construct.

Market Awareness for Small Trading Accounts
View Slides
Apr 20, 2021

To boost market awareness, traders should keep an eye on changes in volatility and general market ranges. tastytrade explains how to do this using volatility metrics, futures products, and more.

Earnings Mechanics And Research
View Slides
Apr 13, 2021
Even with a small trading account, earnings are a viable trade when risk is closely monitored. tastytrade explains how to participate.
Statistics And Trading
View Slides
Apr 6, 2021

tastytrade lists and defines three major statistics to incorporate into your trade entry and management when trading options. 

Using IV
View Slides
Mar 30, 2021
Understanding the difference between when IV is high and low is crucial to trade success. tastytrade explains. 
One Third The Width
View Slides
Mar 23, 2021

Why do we try to set up options spreads by collecting one-third the width of the strikes? tastytrade explains. 

Choosing A Trade
View Slides
Mar 16, 2021

tastytrade lists six important actions for sizing and mechanics when trading options. 

Meaning Of Contrarian
View Slides
Mar 11, 2021

Part of a trade setup is forming an assumption. Depending on the price action you may decide to be contrarian. This means you are looking for the opposite of current movement.

Multiple Occurrences
View Slides
Mar 5, 2021

tastytrade explains why traders should have a high number of occurrences in order to optimize the probability of success on a portfolio. 

The Size Factor
View Slides
Feb 25, 2021

Size can be increased by scaling number of contracts or by increasing the delta. Find out which approach is better based on tastytrade's research. 

Defining A Wing
View Slides
Feb 17, 2021
There are many advantages to using "wings" when trading options, especially in a small sized account. tastytrade lists a few of them. 
An Introduction To Delta
View Slides
Feb 10, 2021

Delta has multiple uses in options trading. Understanding delta is critical to the management of risk in a portfolio.

The ETF Advantage
View Slides
Feb 3, 2021

Advantages of sector ETFs include lower BP compared to most market ETFs, as well as the ability to scale risk.

Large Unexpected Moves
View Slides
Jan 29, 2021

Large unexpected moves have the potential to damage an unprepared trading account. tastytrade explains how to approach risk when trading stock, options, and futures. 

Drivers Of Profitability
View Slides
Jan 21, 2021

Options are multi-dimensional, and can profit in many different ways. tastytrade lists a few.

When To Exit
View Slides
Jan 13, 2021

Tastytrade mechanics say to close an options trade at 50% of max profit OR 21 Days To Expiration. Join Tom and Tony today as they work through a study that demonstrates why.

The Tasty Edge
View Slides
Jan 5, 2021
tastytrade lists 4 essential reasons for utilizing tastytrade content and the tastyworks brokerage firm.
Trade Initiation
View Slides
Dec 17, 2020
tastytrade lists three main considerations before entering an options trade.
A Risk Field Guide
View Slides
Dec 10, 2020
tastytrade explains how to manage trade risk in a small trading account.

tastytrade content is provided solely by tastytrade, Inc. (“tastytrade”) and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, trading or investment advice or a recommendation that any security, futures contract, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any person. Trading securities can involve high risk and the loss of any funds invested. tastytrade, through its content, financial programming or otherwise, does not provide investment or financial advice or make investment recommendations. Investment information provided may not be appropriate for all investors, and is provided without respect to individual investor financial sophistication, financial situation, investing time horizon or risk tolerance. tastytrade is not in the business of transacting securities trades, nor does it direct client commodity accounts or give commodity trading advice tailored to any particular client’s situation or investment objectives. Supporting documentation for any claims (including claims made on behalf of options programs), comparison, statistics, or other technical data, if applicable, will be supplied upon request. tastytrade is not a licensed financial advisor, registered investment advisor, or a registered broker-dealer. Options, futures and futures options are not suitable for all investors. Prior to trading securities products, please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options and the Risk Disclosure for Futures and Options found on

tastyworks, Inc. ("tastyworks") is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA, NFA and SIPC. tastyworks offers self-directed brokerage accounts to its customers. tastyworks does not give financial or trading advice nor does it make investment recommendations. You alone are responsible for making your investment and trading decisions and for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of tastyworks’ systems, services or products. tastyworks is a wholly owned subsidiary of tastytrade, Inc (“tastytrade”). tastytrade is a trademark/servicemark owned by tastytrade.

Quiet Foundation, Inc. (“Quiet Foundation”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of tastytrade The information on is intended for U.S. residents only. All investing involves the risk of loss. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Quiet Foundation does not make suitability determinations, nor does it make investment recommendations. You alone are responsible for making your investment and trading decisions and for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of Quiet Foundation’s systems, services or products.

Small Exchange, Inc. is a Designated Contract Market registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The information on this site should be considered general information and not in any case as a recommendation or advice concerning investment decisions. The reader itself is responsible for the risks associated with an investment decision based on the information stated in this material in light of his or her specific circumstances. The information on this website is for informational purposes only, and does not contend to address the financial objectives, situation, or specific needs of any individual investor. Trading in derivatives and other financial instruments involves risk, please read the Risk Disclosure Statement for Futures and Options. tastytrade is an investor in Small Exchange, Inc.

© copyright 2013 – 2021 tastytrade. All Rights Reserved. Applicable portions of the Terms of use on apply. Reproduction, adaptation, distribution, public display, exhibition for profit, or storage in any electronic storage media in whole or in part is prohibited under penalty of law, provided that you may download tastytrade’s podcasts as necessary to view for personal use.