Category Archives for Options Trading

What to do with losing options trades?

That is a question we’ve all had, and I receive several times a week. I remember asking myself this the first time after seeing the calls I bought the day before drop to a 90% loss on my first trade. It went to become a max loss that wiped out my small $2,000.00 account at […]

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Our 10-Step Options Trading Checklist Used Before Placing Trades

You’ve lost money … … I’ve lost money… However, the trick is … to make more than you lose … right? It requires you have a system that works. Of course, there is a lot noise out there … coupled with uncertainty, all of which, causes investors to not to trust their instincts and gut […]

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The One Thing You Must Know When Trading Options – Implied Volatility

No … it’s not the option Greeks. As you probably know, options are not the same as stocks (no surprise there, hopefully!). When you buy a stock and it goes up … you profit. When you sell a stock short and it goes lower … you profit. Simple enough, right? However, options don’t act in […]

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How Much Do You Need To Make Money Trading Options?

We all have questions… Depending on what you do… …There are always recurring questions people ask about your job, such as “What’s your job like?” and “Is your job stressful, if so, how do you deal with it? Of course, they’ll vary amongst professions … but the curiosity is there. Since I’m in the business […]

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3 Reasons Why Most Fail At Trading Options

Life’s not always fair… You can work your butt off, but that won’t always guarantee success. For instance, many people attend college, go thousands of dollars in debt … when they graduate, there’s no guarantee they’ll land their dream job … let alone a job. You still have to pay your dues and work your […]

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How Ordering Food Online Is Like Trading Options

They say, “variety is the spice of life.” Last month, temperatures were below freezing, here in Chicago. There was no way I was going to step outside to get food. I was ordering in. Now, the great thing about being in the third largest city in the U.S., is that there are a lot of […]

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What March Madness Can Teach You About Trading Options

Dreams have been shattered… ….legends have been made… …and then there were four Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament started two weeks ago. The tournament began with 68 teams, competing in a single-game elimination tournament to see who the best college team in the nation is…With over 65 games […]

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Why You Should Avoid Trading Weekly Options

I don’t know if you agree…… …..but it seems like everywhere you turn, the term “income trading” is being tossed around, amongst option educators… Hell, I just received an email from one saying, “Learn to use options for weekly and monthly income generation”. Let’s be real, we both know it’s a simply marketing ploy to […]

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How To Find Time To Improve Your Wealth & Health With Options

The mantra at OptionSIZZLE is wealth, freedom and options. Now, wealth doesn’t just mean financial gain, it also refers to richness in health. You see, many members of our community are middle-aged professionals. They spend a majority of their time balancing their work and family life. Of course, this can be an extremely difficult responsibility […]

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How To Find Stock Options Before They Move 500%

There’s no secret, investors start to gravitate towards options, because of the opportunity to generate fast money. They might be struggling with their stock returns, and maybe heard a story about how someone they knew… bought call option contracts in Apple for $1.00 and then sold it at $10.00. That investor starts daydreaming about how […]

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