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09

Jul

Portfolio Margin Trading

Portfolio Margin Trading Customer Portfolio Margin (CPM) options trading can be fantastic if you really know what you are doing.  When it’s used correctly, one can see incredible returns like 30% to 50% in a year.  When it’s not fully understood, it can be disastrous.  Before we get into the details, let’s first discuss the […]

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09

Jul

Short Strangles Portfolio Margin

Short Strangles and Portfolio Margin, A Death Trap? Customer Portfolio Margin (CPM) What is CPM?  CPM is a margin methodology in which the margins are supposed to be based on risk.  The standard risk model used to calculate these risk-based margins is called the TIMS (Theoretical Intermarket Margin System).  TIMS was developed by the OCC (Options Clearing […]

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23

May

Trading Volatility

Trading Volatility The Smart Way  Increases Returns Trade After Trade   Volatility trading is essential to master when it comes to trading options.  Most traders do not understand just how important it is, but it actually determines the outcome of most option trades. Volatility’s Impact on ROI Volatility has a tremendous impact on the return of an […]

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15

Feb

POP Trading Methodology

POP (Probability of Profit) Trading Methodology With Popular Strategies Condors, Strangles, Credit Spreads, Calendars, Butterflies, Diagonals, Covered Calls, Ratios, Naked Calls and Puts, Etc. Trading on POP (probability of profit), although very popular, is not the most effective way to trade.  In fact, statistics indicate it’s the number 1 reason that most options traders lose money […]

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09

Jan

Life of a Tastytrade Follower

We received this message from a long-time Tastytrade follower, and the person wished to share the email with the public. Good evening, I’m reaching out to you in hopes of further educating myself on a long term and sustainable options trading plan. I’ve been trading primarily iron condors and various spreads over the past few […]

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