Learn how to trade stock options with these two video courses
Video course “Option Boost”
10 videos, 11 hours
- Live Trading
- Low Risk Debit Spreads
- Ratio Spreads for Any Market
- Position Sizing and Risk Management
- High Probability Chart Setups
- Creating Auto-Pilot Trade Scans
- Hedging to Diversify Risk
Module 1, Lesson 1 – What is an option?
Let’s dive into what an option contract really is and what makes it different from any other investment method. At the root of it all, an option is nothing but an agreement between two parties – that’s it. Learn how powerful this concept can become.
Module 1, Lesson 2 – Implied Volatility
Implied volatility is the engine which drives the entire option market. It is a gauge of fear and greed which you can exploit if done correctly. We learn how to break down its different components and how to spot opportunities which others miss.
Module 2: Lesson 1 – The “Greeks”
The “greeks” are the metrics in each option contract which can be though of as different ingredients to the recipe of implied volatility. These different metrics also give us clues as to what is going on in the overall market – so we can prepare our trades and adjust accordingly.
Module 2: Lesson 2 – Intro to Spreads
In the spreads module, is where we start using our knowledge to construct or strategies. “Spreads” is nothing more than using more than one option in are strategies. I will teach you the best spreads to construct so that you have an advantage.
Module 3: Lesson 1 – Ratio Spreads
Building from the spreads module, we begin to break into more advanced techniques and expand our knowledge to prepare for most any market situation.
Module 3: Lesson 2 – Position Sizing, Risk Management
At the root of ALL TRADING, is position sizing and risk management. This is the cornerstone to successful trading. This module teaches you many different ways to control you position sizing and to refine your risk management to your particular trading style.
Module 4: Lesson 1 – Chart Setups
Chart setups are specific triggers you can visually look for in stock charts which signal you to begin a trade or to adjust or get out of a trade. I will show you several different setups which I personally use to be profitable.
Module 4: Lesson 2 – Credit Spreads
This is where we start to get into the concept of selling premium, or selling risk to others. This is the main concept in the course which allows you to start earning a steady income from your trading without losing on unnecessary risk.
Module 5: Lesson 1 – Hedging Your Positions
I will teach you how to manage your positions to where they offset each other – spreading your risk out evenly over your entire portfolio. This will help you see the big picture of your account and how every trade you make fits together with the others to make a strong portfolio of trades.
Module 5: Lesson 2 – Live Trade Setups
I have compiled a list of live trade setups which I have captured on video. These trades pull together every concept and strategy we have learned up to this point. Seeing live trades in this manner is a great learning experience and helps to put everything into context.
Video course “Trading as a Business”
42 videos, 22 hours
- Live Trading
- Non-directional trading strategies
- Monthly Income Generation
- Managing Position Adjustments
- Condors, Calendars, Verticals, Diagonals
- Defend and Rescue Positions
- Professional Gamma Scalping
Module 1: Introduction to Trading as a Business
This first module will introduce you to the business concepts behind trading stocks and options. Instead of viewing trading as a purely speculative activity, the emphasis here is on risk management and building a portfolio of positions that can be managed ‘by the numbers’. You will learn all about the craft, and the skills required to be successful in this business.
Module 2: The Greeks – Managing by the Numbers
The ‘greeks’ play a critical role in your trading business. This module will totally de-mystify them and tell you exactly what the greeks are and, in practical, easy to understand language demonstrate how they impact your business. The greeks are the numbers you need to understand to manage your portfolio profitably.
Module 3: Trade Selection and Strategy
Now that the stage has been set, it’s time to get on with the work at hand. This is where things get good and interesting. What positions do we take? How do we determine when and how? Do ‘charts’ matter? What is the big picture behind what we’re doing?
Module 4: Portfolio Building
Build a portfolio by putting on positions that work together. This is where many traders go wrong – they put on individual positions and do not understand how they affect their overall portfolio.
In this Module you’ll learn why diversification in time frames, prices and strategies is a key to making money.
Module 5: Using the TOS Platform – The Tools of the Trade
ThinkorSwim (TOS), in my opinion is the best broker and has the best trading platform available. If you had to pay separately for the kind of analysis tools they give you as an account holder it would cost you many hundreds of dollars a month in fees – with TOS they’re free. This module takes you inside the TOS platform and help you access the power you have at your finger tips.
Module 6: Portfolio Management by the Greeks, Adjustments, VIX and More…
Now that we have built our portfolio, how do we manage it by the numbers? We learned the greeks, now it’s time to put them into action. The key to success is knowing how to look at the numbers and know, without a doubt, what they mean and what to do with them if anything.
Module 7: The Art of Adjustments – The Secret Key
What happens when our numbers don’t look good? This is where 99% of all traders get killed in the market… they have no clue what to do when a position goes against them and they lose money. It’s too bad because trades can be saved to make a profit!
Imagine making one small change to your position and increasing your odds of making a profit by 80%! That’s what adjusting can do!
Module 8: Closing Positions
How to close positions for maximum profits. How and when to close positions. The risks of holding positions into expiration week. When and how to ‘buy’ short-term insurance to protect your profits and increase your wealth in expiration week. How to close positions and get free trades left over that, although small, have a chance of DOUBLING our profits.
Module 9: The Big Picture – Technical Analysis
What kinds of technical analysis help us in our business? There are only a few key analysis tools that can help you determine the probabilities of market direction and you are told exactly what those are in Part 1 as well as given insights into why the market moves up and down in seemingly random fashion.
Module 10: Advanced Techniques
Not even one of these strategies requires any knowledge of ‘technical analysis’ – it can help, but it’s not required. These make money whether the market goes up or down. These are strategies you can manage based on ‘the numbers’. One important thing I should mention: There are ways to make money that are NOT obvious. For example, when you buy a stock you understand that when it goes down you lose money and when it goes up you make money. Right? But did you know you there are ways to make money even when the stock goes down… and I’m not talking about a little money. When good stocks move down the strategy I describe in Strategy #1 makes more money than if they go up! How can that be? It’s something I have been studying for years, and it works every time and cannot fail to work.
Explosive Strategy #1: Amazing profit/loss ratio. And it doesn’t matter if the stock goes up or down but does require an longer time frame- 6 to 8 months is not uncommon for these trades but they are worth it.
Explosive Strategy #2: Another method I call “Flipping Stocks” let’s me buy stocks cheaper than anyone else and if I the market does not cooperate with my plan – I get paid lots of money for waiting until it does! This is for bigger players with more capital.
Explosive Strategy #3: This new strategy that has large upside or downside potential with minimal risk? This strategy is extremely powerful and one of the biggest real “secrets” that no one has ever discussed that I know of. Think there’s no free-lunch on Wall Street? This isn’t one either but it’s as close as it gets to one! So think again. This is the perfect strategy for playing earnings reports, takeover news stocks and any stock you think will move big in any direction with little risk.
Explosive Strategy #4: If you want to be more active in stocks but hate the risk, you’ll love this. Day trade without the risk normally associated with day trading. Can be setup to be an “semi-automated” trading system. Very powerful and again another strategy for more active participants.
Explosive Strategy #5: If you liked the idea of the monthly income trades but was wondering how to “turbo charge” them to make more money, then you will love THIS. This last strategy is the “icing” on the cake – the peak moment in all your hard study and will be worth a lot more than what you paid for this course. Why didn’t I reveal this before? Simple: You would not be able to use this strategy without a good foundation that was laid out in Module 0 to 10. Everything we have learned thus far has been leading up to Explosive Strategy #4 and this one.
This module contains 14 videos. (8hrs 55mins)