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WDIS: The Classroom

Need a little bit more instruction? Mike, Jim, Brittany, and Jessica enter the classroom, assess their current trade hangups & answer questions from viewers.

Portfolio Objectives
Jul 17, 2018
In this first segment of The Classroom, we lay out the portfolio objectives for both Jessica and Brittany’s portfolios.
Portfolio Construction: Jessica (Part One)
Jul 18, 2018
As we begin to build up Jessica’s portfolio, we start with positions in SPY and NFLX.
Portfolio Construction: Jessica (Part Two)
Jul 19, 2018
With the construction of Jessica’s portfolio now underway, we look to add an earnings play or two to the mix today.
Portfolio Construction: Brittany (Part One)
Jul 19, 2018
As we begin to build up Brittany's portfolio, we look at neutral positions in both GLD and EBAY.
Portfolio Construction: Brittany (Day Two)
Jul 21, 2018
As we build up Brittany’s portfolio, we look at her existing positions, revisit her EBAY trade yesterday, and look at a new trade in USO
A Closer Look at Inversion
Jul 24, 2018
With an Inverted Strangle, your goals are no different than they are with a regular strangle, but the width of the strikes is the Strangle’s minimum value
Position Sizing by Account Size
Jul 25, 2018
When it comes to position sizing with our defined-risk and undefined-risk strategies, we need to take into ‘account’ our account size. Dr.Jim, Brit, and Jessica discuss!
Scaling Trade Size
Jul 26, 2018
Mike, Jessica and Brittany discuss how we can alter our buying power reduction simply by choosing similar, but different strategies.
Trading Through Vacation
Jul 27, 2018
Today, we discuss some tips and strategies for how to approach your portfolio, when you know you'll be out-of-pocket for some period of time.
The Butterfly
Jul 31, 2018
While being a long premium play, the Butterfly strategy is another strategy that is best utilized during periods of high volatility
More Butterflies + AAPL Earnings
Aug 1, 2018
Why do we prefer Long Butterflies over Short Butterflies?
Tested after Earnings
Aug 3, 2018
Brit and Jessica are tested in their respective X earnings trades. What are their options?
The Free Butterfly
Aug 4, 2018
Today, we show Brittany and Jessica how to create a Free Butterfly - a riskless trade with nothing but upside!
More Free Butterflies
Aug 7, 2018
Another way to create a Free Butterfly is to buy back the ‘embedded short vertical’ that is inside of a BWB for less than the initial credit received
Broken Wing Butterfly to Free Butterfly – A Step-by-Step Process
Aug 8, 2018
We lay out a simple, step-by-step process that outlines exactly how to turn a Broken-Winged Butterfly into a Free Butterfly
Broken Wing Butterfly in tastyworks
Aug 9, 2018
After working through one final example of Free Butterfly, we look to analyze the adjustment Brittany made to her X earnings trade
Dividend Risk in AAPL?
Aug 10, 2018
With AAPL going ex-dividend tomorrow, it is worthwhile to remind ourselves of "dividend risk" and see if Jessica's position is at risk.
Brittany and Jessica Add Some Trades!
Aug 14, 2018
Brittany looks to add a downside Calendar Spread in SPY, and Jessica looks to add an Iron Condor in GLD and a Short Strangle in AKRX
Adjusting Jessica’s Portfolio for Vacation
Aug 15, 2018
With Jessica going on vacation tomorrow, we comb through each of her positions to see which ones command our attention.
Brittany Adjusts Her Portfolio
Aug 16, 2018
With the market taking a pretty significant dive today, we take the time to comb through Brittany's portfolio and examine each of her positions.
Review Session!
Aug 17, 2018
Both of our students are gone today! So, Dr. Jim takes the day to answer some questions that came in about the show via email/twitter.
Low Volatility for Calendar Spreads
Aug 18, 2018
Calendar Spreads are better suited for low volatility environments. The reason why this is the case is that further-dated options have higher vegas than nearer-dated options. Dr. Jim and Brittany explain!
Brittany and Jessica Add Some Trades!
Aug 21, 2018
Both Brittany and Jessica add some Iron Condors – in FB for Brittany and BIDU for Jessica.

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