Options Trading Strategy & Education

Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities. Learn the basic options strategies such as calls, puts, covered calls, and protective puts.

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Why Open Interest and Trading Volume Matter to Options Traders
How Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS) Work
4 Ways to Trade Options: Buy to Open, Sell to Open, Buy to Close, Sell to Close
At The Money
Buy to Open Definition
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The Difference Between American vs. European Options
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What's the Difference Between Short Selling and Put Options?
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The Difference Between In the Money and Out of the Money
What Is a Put-Call Ratio?
Options Trading
How Is a Put Option Exercised?
Exercise Price Definition
How Does a Leg Strategy Work?
How a Protective Put Works
Rights Offering (Issue) Definition
How a Short Call Works
A Beginner’s Guide to Call Buying
Using the "Greeks" to Understand Options
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Introduction to Put Writing
American Options Allow You to Exercise Early to Capture Dividends
What Is a Deep in the Money Option?
How Interest Rate Options Work, and How Investors Can Profit from Them
Triple Witching Definition
Options Contract Definition
Understanding Time Value
Business Planning
How Interest Rate Call Options Work
How Long Is an Options Expiration Cycle?
What Is a Synthetic Forward Contract?
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Using Open Interest to Find Bull/Bear Signals
Exercise Definition
Charting stocks
Is It Possible to Trade Forex Options?
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What Is SPAN Margin?
What Is a Zero Cost Collar?
The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own approach to measuring stocks.
Index Option Definition
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What Is Quadruple Witching?
Early Exercise Definition
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Options Trading Strategies: Understanding Position Delta
Learn About Implied Volatility
Buy-Sell Challenge
How to Sell Put Options to Benefit in Any Market
Top 7 Mistakes When Trading in Cheap Options
What Is the Eurex?
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Put Calendar
How Delta Hedging Works
Risk Reversal Definition
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Options Industry Council (OIC) Definition
Benefits of a Covered Call ETF
Naked Put Definition
Trading Binary Options in the U.S.: Your Guide
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Intrinsic Value
Assignment Definition
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The Basics of Covered Calls
When Does One Sell a Put Option, and When Does One Sell a Call Option?
What Is Put-Call Parity?
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What Is Delta?
What Is a Buy-Write Strategy?
Naked Option Definition
What Is a Lookback Option?
Prices Plunging? Buy a Put!
What Is a Cash-Based Option?

Options and Derivatives