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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.

Direction and Volatility
Sep 16, 2021

tastytrade covers the defined risk option strategies used for directional action, and what strategy to choose given a high or low volatility environment.

Adding A Wing
Sep 2, 2021

When a wing is added to a naked trade, it defines the risk. This means we are able to determine the potential max profit and loss for the trade.

What to Trade in Small Accounts
Aug 25, 2021

As a new trader, the way to navigate popular assets growing larger and larger in price is to focus not on the name of the product, but rather liquidity, IV, POP, and BPR.

Wing Distance
Aug 19, 2021

Join Tom and Tony as they dig into Iron Condors and run studies to test performance.

Width Of Defined Risk
Aug 12, 2021

When constructing a defined trade we want to stay consistent, mechanical, and efficient. One mechanic we use to assist us is the “Rule Of One Third The Width Of The Strikes.”

The Main Greeks
Jul 22, 2021

Today, tastytrade examines some of the main greeks--Delta, Theta, Vega, and Gamma--and how we use them in our trading.

Mechanical Trade Foundation
Jul 15, 2021

Join Tom and Tony as they discuss how a well-defined set of mechanics can take the guesswork out of trading.

Confirming Liquidity
Jul 1, 2021

There are several ways to confirm liquidity on the tastyworks platform. Join Tom and Tony today as they cover all three.

Trading Vertical Spreads
Jun 24, 2021

There are four types of vertical spreads both bullish and bearish. Join Tom and Tony today as they explain when to use each.

Probability Of Touch
Jun 17, 2021

The probability of touch (POT) gives expectations around an underlying trading to the price of a short strike.

Estimating Profitability
Jun 8, 2021

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

Top Metrics
Jun 2, 2021

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

What Is Delta?
May 26, 2021

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

Trading a Covered Call
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
May 11, 2021

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

Finding Trades In A Dull Market
May 4, 2021

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

Constructing A PMCO
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
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
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
Apr 6, 2021

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

Using IV
Mar 30, 2021
Understanding the difference between when IV is high and low is crucial to trade success. tastytrade explains. 
One Third The Width
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
Mar 16, 2021

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

Meaning Of Contrarian
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
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. 

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