Options Crash Course

Options Crash Course: Ep #14 - Directional Bias at the Portfolio Level

Options Crash Course

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.

In today’s Tastytrade Options Crash Course episode, we begin to put all the pieces together at the portfolio level, and the first thing we learn is that you can be bullish, bearish, or neutral. For traders who want to be bullish, they will have the positive drift of Geometric Brownian Motion in their favor (which can help buffer the shocks of GBM).

For traders who prefer a bearish bias in the market, the short vega hedge, tail risk, and downside velocity arguments all make this a viable option.

And for traders who would rather be neutral (simply because “nobody knows anything”), that too, is a great portfolio strategy.


Ep #1: The Source of all Strategies

Ep #2: Deconstructing Option Prices

Ep #3: Extrinsic Value Extras

Ep #4: Profit, Direction, and Probability

Ep #5: The Natural Decay of Options

Ep #6: Trading Changes in Implied Volatility

Ep #7: Gamma: Sign, Magnitude, and Risk

Ep #8: Contracts, Decay, and IV Overstatement

Ep #9: Defined-Risk Strategies: Part One

Ep #10: Defined-Risk Strategies: Part Two

Ep #11: Undefined-Risk Strategies: Part One

Ep #12: Undefined-Risk Strategies: Part Two

Ep #13: Managing Winners, Losers, and Rolling

Ep #14: Directional Bias at the Portfolio Level

Ep #15: Positive Theta at the Portfolio Level

Ep #16: Putting it all Together: Trade Entry and Exit

Ep #17: Putting it all Together: Trade Management

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