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Part Five of Five: Beginner Trader – Strategies Selection

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To close out this beginner series, we get into strategy selection. So far, we’ve covered contract specifics, option pricing, some basic greeks, and an overview of the basic strategies. Today, we look to use all of that base knowledge to execute our first trade. Specifically, we explore three possibilities for that first trade: a Short Put Spread, a Short Call Spread, or an Iron Condor. Effectively these give us defined-risk ways to play any directional bias.

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