Options

Multiple AAPL Options Trading Ideas For Varying Viewpoints

By Jeff Wilson If you’re reading this, chances are this is the Nth article on AAPL options trading ideas and/or earnings that you’ve read. And if you’re one of the few who haven’t, below are a few more articles on See It Market regarding Apple earnings and AAPL options trading ideas…

Options Strategies for Earnings Season

By Jeff Wilson In the previous post I talked about supplementing stock positions with options as part of a hedging strategy. In this article, I will talk about utilizing options exclusively into a binary event as a way to take advantage of high IV (implied volatility). Lock and Replace Let’s assume…

Supplementing Stock Positions with Options Strategies

By Jeff Wilson After discussing some simple terms and definitions on options here, the next step is to discuss some Options strategies that can be used into the upcoming earnings season. I’ve spoken to several traders who own stock of companies and who want to do something to protect or maximize their…

Options Trading Defined

Earnings season is right around the corner. And while I plan on posting an article specifically about trading options and/or stock into binary events such as earnings reports, today’s post will focus on defining some of the basic components that affect options pricing. Brad Tompkins has written a few informative…

Options Basics: Using a Call Spread to Fine-Tune Risk/Reward

By Brad Tompkins So far in this series we’ve introduced option fundamentals along with a speculative bullish call trade, explored protective put options as a way to hedge portfolio positions, and saw how writing covered calls can be used for protection and income. Buying calls or puts are great ways to…

Options Basics: Writing Covered Calls for Protection and Income

By Brad Tompkins In our last article discussing Trading a Put, we saw how options can be used to protect against losses in a portfolio.  We’ll expand that topic with a slightly different twist to see how options may be used to not only provide downside protection, but deliver additional income as…

Options Basics: Trading a Put

By Brad Tompkins In the previous article discussing Options Basics, we introduced options trading fundamentals and followed a sample Call contract trade. As a quick review, a Call option contract gives us the right to buy 100 shares of the underlying security and is a nice tool to place a speculative long…

Introduction to Trading Options

Where to Begin Trading Options Have you ever heard about trading options, but didn’t know where to even begin? I’ll give you a quick introduction into option contract basics to get you started and lay out a basic trade. In later posts we will delve into slightly more complex option…