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WDIS: Top Dogs

Howard Tullman is a successful, serial entrepreneur ready to take on a new project: building a core portfolio. Watch and learn alongside him as Tom Sosnoff helps add "self-directed investor" to Howard's list of monikers.

WDIS: Top Dogs
May 14, 2018
tastytrade kicks off an "introduction to trading" series with a novice who has a few more years and a few more bucks than our previous students.
Building a Portfolio (Part 1)
May 21, 2018
Howard comes to the table with his homework from last week - picking 15 stocks to build his portfolio around. Tune in to see which stocks Howard selects to be long, short, and neutral!
Getting Familiar with the Platform
May 25, 2018
Tom and Howard jump into the tastyworks platform for the first time! They set up their own custom watchlist and navigate to the trade page to route an order.
First Trades & How to Reduce Cost Basis
Jun 8, 2018
Howard is officially a trader! Tune in as he sets up his first 15 trades with Tom's guidance and find out why we use options to enhance stock positions.
Portfolio Delta & Theta
Jun 11, 2018
Howard learns how to hedge his position and how it will impact his portfolio, buying power, and more!
Basics of Probabilities
Jun 18, 2018
Get a basic understanding of probabilities and how they play a role in options trading and trade setup.
Adjusting Positions
Jun 22, 2018
tastytrade's newest options trader learns what to consider when adjusting positions and how to do so on the tastyworks platform.
How to Time Rolls
Jun 29, 2018
Tom explains why 21 Days to Expiration is an optimal timeframe to roll. Then, he and Howard walk through how to roll positions on tastyworks.
Portfolio Volatility
Jul 16, 2018
Tom and Howard review their portfolio and discuss how the short premium positions they put on have reduced the volatility of the P/L of the portfolio.
Redeploying Capital with New Positions
Jul 20, 2018
Tom and Howard continue to take the approach of mixing up strategies based on each underlying's conditions.
Intro to Scaling
Jul 23, 2018
Following a breakdown of Howard's current bullish, bearish and neutral positions, Howard and Tom aim to talk about scaling in his account. So, they look to add to his current underlyings by enhancing those positions.
The Rolling Window
Jul 27, 2018
Howard and Tom discuss the Facebook selloff and then jump into rolling Howard's current positions.
Scaling in Size vs. Delta
Jul 30, 2018
Tom and Howard talk through some trade enhancement and when it makes sense to scale in size vs. scaling in directional exposure.
Timing Trades After Movement
Aug 3, 2018
Howard and Tom aim to diversify some of his underlyings today by adding a few commodities and different sector exposure. But is the timing right?
Scaling Based on Stock Activity & Environment
Aug 6, 2018
Howard and Tom put some more capital to use by scaling some positions as well as adding a few new names to his portfolio.
2 Month Checkpoint: Portfolio Analysis & Stats
Aug 10, 2018
How successful has Howard been so far? The Where Do I Start duo breaks it down in this episode.
Using IV Rank to Assess Positions
Aug 13, 2018
Howard and Tom determine what needs to be managed, what can stay, and what they plan on doing in the account going into Friday.
Metrics Used for Portfolio Assessment
Aug 17, 2018
Howard and Tom walk through what metrics options traders use to gauge risk, adjust positions, and enter orders.
The Trading Mentality
Aug 20, 2018
With roughly 30 different positions on, Howard and Tom use today's segment to focus primarily on strategic diversification and position defense.
What it Means to "Underhedge"
Aug 27, 2018
Howard and Tom play position cleanup. Plus, find out how traders trim their directional risk by "underhedging" and get real-time examples!
Mid-Cycle Trade Adjustment
Aug 30, 2018
Tom and Howard focus on mid-cycle rolls and adjustments. Find out what to consider and what metrics don't matter.
When to Sit, Roll, and Take Profits
Sep 14, 2018
After a brief hiatus, Tom and Howard are back and ready to make some adjustments to Howard's portfolio.
Adding Futures Options to a Portfolio
Sep 17, 2018
Howard & Tom talk about static delta, enhance some of Howard's existing positions and then add a few new positions that include futures options!
Assessing a Beginner's Portfolio
Sep 21, 2018
Tom and Howard reflect on some portfolio stats and what Howard can implement based on this information.

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