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WDIS: Amped to Trade!

Dr. Jim Schultz and Anthony Izzo tackle trading for retirement in this options trading series. Follow along as they navigate account types, main objectives, and the inclusion of several varieties of stock and options trades.

There's a New Kid in Class!
Jul 11, 2017
Dr. Jim and Anthony are the newest "Where Do I Start?" pair! Tune in to learn more about Anthony and what he hopes to accomplish by the end of the series.
Key Points and Objectives
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Jul 12, 2017
Dr. Jim and Anthony discuss the key points that will govern the semester: the focus on retirement-type trading, the type of account and the inclusion of both defined-risk and undefined-risk trades right out of the gates.
The Two Sides of the Call Contract
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Jul 13, 2017
Options trading begins with the contract. Today, Dr. Jim and Anthony cover "call" options.
PUT it there my friend!
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Jul 14, 2017
Dr. Jim introduces Anthony to Put options and how they differ from yesterday's lesson on Call options.
Destination...Covered Call
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Jul 18, 2017
We start to learn the inner workings of our first strategy: the Covered Call.
Shorts and Longs: Gains and Losses
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Jul 19, 2017
We learn where the gains and losses live in the world of longs and shorts
Inside the tastyworks Platform
Jul 20, 2017
Today, the guys look at gains and losses for longs and shorts in the tastyworks trading application.
Probabilities & Anthony's First Trade
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Jul 21, 2017
The first trade in Anthony's account comes to fruition - a Covered Call in QQQ
First Quiz
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Jul 22, 2017
With some great input from tasty nation, Dr. Jim gives Anthony his first quiz in the world of options trading. See if you can pass the quiz yourself! Check out the segment!
Liquidity: The Bid-Ask Spread
Jul 25, 2017
What is liquidity, and how does the bid-ask spread measure this?
Moneyness - The Three Types
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Jul 26, 2017
Today, Anthony learns the importance of moneyness, as it relates to the two sides of an option contract.
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Value
Jul 27, 2017
The link between intrinsic and extrinsic value
Short Put in X
Aug 1, 2017
Trading a Short Put in a retirement account
Delta Dynamics
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Aug 2, 2017
Anthony gets to know the basics of delta
Delta (cont)
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Aug 3, 2017
Dr. Jim digs expands on the three meanings of Delta. Anthony and Dr. Jim take each of these interpretations and dive into the tastyworks platform to see delta in action.
A Lesson in Theta
Aug 4, 2017
Today, we learn about theta and its connection to time
Quiz #2
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Aug 5, 2017
Things get tougher in Quiz #2
Vega
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Aug 8, 2017
Today, Anthony learns more about the Option Pricing Model, how volatility feeds into option prices, and vega
Short Vertical Spread
Aug 9, 2017
Today, the guys walk through the set up for a Short Vertical Spread
Gamma
Aug 10, 2017
Dr. Jim & Anthony are wrapping up their Greek discussion! Using an analogy, Dr. Jim explains the basics of gamma as it relates to delta and why this metric matters, particularly during trade management.
Cost Basis Reduction
Aug 15, 2017
Real-time Cost Basis Reduction in trading.
Long Call Vertical
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Aug 16, 2017
Dr. Jim has Anthony moving at the Speed of Light this week. Today, they waste no time and move full steam ahead into the explanation of a new strategy: the Long Call Vertical.
Long Call Vertical Goes Live!
Aug 17, 2017
Anthony puts on a live Long Call Vertical in GLD
Defined Risk
Aug 18, 2017
The guys walk through how a Long Call Vertical is a defined risk trade

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