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Options in Play – How to Calculate the Priced-in Move

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It’s earnings season and everyone wants to know what stocks are pricing in. There is a simple way to figure it out that doesn’t require a ton of math.

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Options in Play – Try to Plan Ahead

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One of the great things about earnings season is that there is a lineup of news on the calendar for you to see. Having companies confirm the date of their earnings release gives you the opportunity to build a plan, and it is one of my favorite ways to design trades.

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How to Roll Options Forward Like a Pro

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Rolling options contracts forward is a key risk management tactic in options trading. Rolling can help you lock in profits on a successful trade, while reducing downside risk and keeping some further upside potential.To roll options forward, you must have a plan for handling positions before you enter them, and today, I’m going to give […]

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Options In Play – How to Set Daily Goals And Stop Losses

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Daily profit goals and stop losses – 2 very important topics every trader needs to be familiar with. In this video, I’m going to talk about the simple method I use to set those goals and how it helps with my day to day money management. 

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Options In Play – Breaking Down NKE Ahead Of Earnings

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NKE is one of the biggest names reporting this week and it is one of the more interesting set ups as well. Retail has been volatile recently and expectations are that NKE will continue that trend. 

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Options In Play – Taking the Long Road on GLD and SLV

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It’s been a great couple months for the metals and they are now having a much needed rest. Positive signs are still indicating there should be more upside so we are sticking with the longer term swing ideas. If you like what you see, be sure to follow up for more daily options strategies with […]

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Options In Play – Expectations And Option Pricing Ahead of the Fed Meeting

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Expectations for rate movement are changing quickly and that could mean volatility at tomorrow’s FOMC meeting. I’ll talk about the shifting expectations and what the option market is pricing in on key stocks/ETF’s.

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Options in Play – Revisiting the Term Cumulative

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I talk about “speculative” trade ideas in the nightly letters and it’s been a while since we went over what that means. RH is a recent trade idea that fell into this category, and presents a good opportunity to revisit the topic.

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Why Trading Options at the Open Might Be a Bad Idea

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Many stock traders love the opening action because of the heightened volatility. But what’s great for stocks is not necessarily good for options — especially at the open.But trading options just after the open can be a bad idea. Options are much less liquid in the first 15-20 minutes of trading, which means less liquidity […]

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Interview With Pro Options Trader Dan Darrow

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In our latest trader interview, we sat down with professional options trader Dan Darrow of Options in Play for a discussion on his unique options trading style. Tell us about yourself! I’m a professional options and equity trader based in California. I have been trading for a living since 2006, when I graduated from Fordman […]

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