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09

Jul

Trading Options Over Volatile Markets

Trading Options Over Volatile Markets When markets are calm, option traders typically have time to react and make adjustments to their portfolios. However, when markets become volatile and gap, most option traders are exposed to great losses. The difference between your average option trader and your advanced is their knowledge of higher order Greeks. Recent […]

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20

Dec

Iron Condor Strategy Review

Iron Condor Strategy Review The iron condor strategy is one of the most popular options spreads of all time.  There are many courses, books and people teaching this strategy online or at live seminars.  There’s even Meetup groups about this option strategy.  Why is the iron condor strategy so famous?  I have my theories… The […]

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18

Apr

Iron Condor v Butterfly Spread

Iron Condor v Butterfly Spread A High Probability Iron Condor v. a Low Probability Butterfly In our last conversation we started to talk about the reality of option trading and the probability of various option spreads.  Today, we’ll look further into this topic by comparing a high-prob Condor trade with a low-prob Butterfly. Theoretical Probability […]

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18

Apr

R-POP vs Theoretical Probability

Realistic and Theoretical Probability A New Approach To Option Trading Hi, in our last conversation we talked about back-testing and how important that can be.  Today, we are going to compare Realistic and Theoretical Probability. Theoretical Probability of Profit (POP) When we say Theoretical Probability, we are referring to the mathematical probability that is implemented into […]

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15

Feb

Iron Condor and Butterfly Spread

Iron Condor and Butterfly Spread Thoughts Today will be discussing the difference between the Iron Condor and the Butterfly spread.  Although these two trades have very different titles, they both carry very similar risks and similar option Greeks characteristics.  In this article we will point out some interesting facts about the two popular option spreads. THE […]

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15

Oct

Options Mentoring

Options Mentoring I had an interesting conversation with an option trader today who is still searching for the secret to making consistent returns with option trading. He said many things that I absolutely agreed with. Iron Condors Are Very Directional One thing that got my attention was when he said “Non-directional option trading doesn’t mean […]

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