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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Volatility: Meaning In Finance and How it Works with Stocks
Why Open Interest and Trading Volume Matter to Options Traders
LEAPS: How Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities Options Work
4 Ways to Trade Options
At the Money (ATM): Definition & How It Works in Options Trading
Buy to Open: Definition, What It Means in Trading, and Example
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American vs. European Options: What's the Difference?
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Short Selling vs. Put Options: What's the Difference?
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In the Money vs. Out of the Money: What's the Difference?
Put-Call Ratio Meaning and What It Says About How to Gauge the Market
Options Trading
How Is a Put Option Exercised?
Excersise Price: Overview, Put and Calls, In and Out of The Money
Leg: Definition in Trading, How It Works, and Strategy Types
Protective Put: What It Is, How It Works, and Examples
Rights Offering (Issue) Definition, Types, Pros and Cons
What Is a Short Call in Options Trading, and How Does It Work?
A Beginner’s Guide to Call Buying
Using the 'Greeks' to Understand Options
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Introduction to Put Writing
American Option Definition, Pros & Cons, Examples
Deep in the Money: Definition and How They're Used in Trade
Interest Rate Options: Definition, How They Work, and Example
Triple Witching: Definition and Impact on Trading in Final Hour
Options Contract: What It Is, How It Works, Types of Contracts
Call: Definitions in Finance, Call Options & Call Auctions
Time Value: Definition, Role in Extrinsic Value, and Calculation
Business Planning
Interest Rate Call Option
How Long Is an Options Expiration Cycle?
Synthetic Forward Contract: Definition, How It Works, Example
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Using Open Interest to Find Bull/Bear Signals
Exercise: Definition and How It Works With Options
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Is It Possible to Trade Forex Options?
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SPAN Margin: Definition, How It Works, Advantages
Zero Cost Collar: Definition and Example
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: Option Contracts Based On a Benchmark Index
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Quadruple (Quad) Witching: Definition and How It Impacts Stocks
What Is Early Exercise? Benefits to Selling a Call Option Early
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Options Trading Strategies: Understanding Position Delta
Implied Volatility: Buy Low and Sell High
Buy-Sell Challenge
How to Sell Put Options to Benefit in Any Market
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Balloon Option
Top 7 Mistakes When Trading in Cheap Options
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Put Calendar Definition
Delta Hedging: Definition, How It Works, and Example
Risk Reversal: Definition, How It Works, Examples
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Options Industry Council (OIC)
Benefits of a Covered Call ETF
What Is a Naked (Uncovered or Short) Put and How Does It Work?
A Guide to Trading Binary Options in the U.S.
Intrinsic Value
Intrinsic Value Defined and How It's Determined in Investing and Business
Assignment: Definition in Finance, How It Works, and Examples
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The Basics of Covered Calls
Put Option vs. Call Option: When to Sell
Put-Call Parity
Put-Call Parity: Definition, Formula, How it Works, and Examples
Stock percentages
What Is Delta in Derivatives Trading, and How Does It Work?
Buy-Write Definition, Strategy, How It Works, Examples
What Is a Naked Option, How Naked Calls and Puts Work
Oil Volatility and How to Profit From It
Lookback Option: Definition, Pricing Examples, Fixed Vs. Floating

Options and Derivatives