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5 Option Strategies for All Markets
Here are 5 of my go to strategies for all markets. I like to split things by directional trend (up, down, sideways) and volatility (low, medium, high). There are plenty more out there but I’ve had success deploying these for… Read full article
16min ago
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Strangle vs Straddle for FOMC
Hi option gang! I was just wondering if it would be smart to do a short strangle on QQQ for the FOMC meeting? Or Straddle? Just curious on your thoughts and opinions? Read full article
2h ago
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31.01.2023
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anyone looking at sofi for call options
Sofi has lots of good news and is going up a ton, lots of options intrest is anyone buying any calls?

I'm thinking of 7.5 March 3rd calls. Is this a good call to buy? Or should I go further… Read full article
10h ago
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Earnings trade META OTM strangle is up 27% in the last 24 hours
I have posted a thread yesterday
"Buying OTM strangle with 2-3 day exp. 2 days before earnings release to profit from higher IV."
Mostly people didn't support this strategy.

But as a good example:

Yesterday, META strangle 165/132 exp FEB… Read full article
11h ago
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Review my future portfolio ( 10 days from now)
30% - The Wheel (Theta gang)

10% - LEAPS

30% - Indexes / large and mega cap stocks

20% - Mid cap stocks

10% - Small cap stocks Read full article
12h ago
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Possible big options play?
This has been going around the Internet today. Big if true.

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[https://whispertrades.com/backtests/XHZ3GUQI98/view](https://whispertrades.com/backtests/XHZ3GUQI98/view) Read full article
12h ago
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Best way to manage this 3 strike play?
I opened a small bearish position on BBBY last week after bankruptcy likelihood increased. It's a pretty safe bet with likely profit of around 1000 and max loss of 385. There are simpler ways to construct almost identical exposure, but… Read full article
13h ago
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Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities -- Where could I go to verify the rate of defaults happening?
I'm hoping to find a few things with CMBS.

1. Where could I go to verify the rate of defaults happening?
2. The amount of CDO's created for CMBS.
3. Where individual retail could go to get CDS on CMBS… Read full article
13h ago
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I want to make sure I have this GTC order correct.
I have OTM credit spreads on SPX for $1.00. I want them to close at 50% which would be $.50. So do I fill out my GTC order as a net debit for $.50? Or a net credit for $.50?… Read full article
14h ago
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CSP on SPY vs buy stock and write in the money call.
Hi All, I was wondering which strategy is better for an account holding 100% cash. >300k.

I have been doing CSP on SPY, so far it is doing well. The one issue I have is, the premium on puts is… Read full article
14h ago
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Ideal entry and exit for playing IV pumps for major earnings
Something that I had been thinking about for a while. I tried an experiment around noon on the day of TSLA earnings and bought an ATM straddle for 1/27 (2 dte for those reading this in the future). Up until… Read full article
18h ago
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Option Flow Scanner Recommendations?
Looking for a good flow scanner, what do you guys recommend? Currently have Unusual Whales but subscription is ending and they are also raising the price. So thinking it could be a good opportunity to try something else out. Read full article
1d ago
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Can I please get some tips from any seasoned traders ? Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Hey guys I just got into trading and I haven’t even made a call or a put not even once lol. But I want too learn thoroughly and actually get legendary at this. Do you think I can become wealthy… Read full article
1d ago
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Rolling Covered Calls Forever - There Is No Massive Downside
I have been selling conservative OTM covered calls fairly successfully, but am now in a little bit of a pickle with the recent tech run up in the last month, and my short NVDA calls are now 14% ITM.

Some… Read full article
1d ago
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Anyone use levelfields for trading?
I've seen a reddit ad for it and it's intriguing. Just looking for an actual user to share their opinion.

Thanks Read full article
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Logical Earnings Options Strategy. Please Criticize Me!
Can someone give me the negatives about this trading strategy? I have had some recent success of 8%-12% gains in a couple hours by buying morning option price drops. These options are generally high volume, OTM calls 1-2 days before… Read full article
1d ago
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30.01.2023
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Long call to covered call?

So around January 15th I bought a call option for lululemon for about a month out. It averages around 330 for a 52 week time frame. I watched it for a little bit prior and doing a trend line analysis… Read full article
1d ago
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Can someone help me decipher if this a fake options trade?
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https://preview.redd.it/mdarf3us19fa1.png?width=820&format=png&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=5c2e81013ed216b6fbcf97e6962c1489cfff811d

I looked up TSLA from 1/15/21, and it's mathematically impossible these calls were worth 377 at the time. Call Option Intrinsic Value = Current Stock Price – Call Strike Price. The highest TSLA reached was 285 on 1/15/21,… Read full article
1d ago
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Buying OTM strangle with 2-3 day exp. 2 days before earnings release to profit from higher IV.
Have anyone tried doing this?
Stocks with large market cap : TSLA, META,APPL,NTFLX, WMT etc Read full article
2d ago
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Balancing out naked calls
Good morning everyone,

Last week I sold some far otm naked calls, as the underlying continued to rise I felt the full effect of margin expansion as my excess liquidity dropped quickly.

I usually sell puts & decided to try… Read full article
2d ago
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Volatility & Financial Reports
Hi everyone,

Does volatility of financial events/reports usually get properly factored in to options contracts premium? For example, do CPI reports and Fed speeches usually cause premium to rise to any significant degree across the market? Or is it often… Read full article
2d ago
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SPY Option Market Overview for this Week (pre FOMC Meeting)
The Federal Open Market Committee is meeting this week, and Jerome Powell will give a press conference about their next moves with respect to interest rates. 2023 has been overwhelmingly bullish so this will be the first test to a… Read full article
2d ago
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Options Questions Safe Haven Thread | Jan 30 - Feb 05 2023
For the options questions you wanted to ask, but were afraid to.
**There are no stupid questions.**   **Fire away.**
This project succeeds via thoughtful sharing of knowledge.
**You, too, are invited to respond to these questions.**
This is a… Read full article
2d ago
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Why is selling options positive EV?
Hi!

I'm not a professional options trader, and I don't trade options for a living. I listened to a Chat with Traders podcast with Tom Sosnoff as a guest. He was implying that selling options has a positive expected value,… Read full article
2d ago
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Tom Gentile Options Course
Does anyone have any experience with Tom Gentile? Is he legit? Read full article
2d ago
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Cash secured puts
If I want to own a stock, should I always write a cash secured put? You could get a lot of premium for that at the same time, right? Can someone please explain how that would happen?

Isn’t it the… Read full article
2d ago
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Option Trading Groups
I’m a bit curious about why people buy into these trading groups, as an example I keep seeing ones like optionbandits.com on Facebook. I know there are tons and they typically have software that automatically sends out plays.. does anyone… Read full article
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BP effect on short trades
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but when you put on a short trade, does the broker actually restrict your BP by x amount and it gets released after the trade is closed? Or is the BP effect just… Read full article
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PoP vs Risk - Reward Equation?
I was messing around with numbers the other day, and made an equation that I can't explain.

Take the following example trade:

* Probability of Profit (pop) - 90%
* Probability of Loss (pol) - 10%
* Profit at expiration… Read full article
2d ago
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Good strategies after earnings report
Any good recommendations for strategies to research for options trades made on the trading day after earnings is reported? I know to expect some IV crush, but also with price movement wanting some ideas to try or look into.

In… Read full article
2d ago
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Shouldn't this diagonal be worth more at expiration than ToS says?
I'm confused about the payoff shown in the attached image. Maybe it's a misunderstanding of how SPX options work, I'm not sure.

The 30 point wide diagonal put spread is -1 Feb 3rd 4080 and +1 Feb 10th 4110, debit… Read full article
2d ago
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