In this options trading course you’re going to learn some simple step by step options trading strategies that will help you to become a more consistent and profitable options trader. The videos will be more simplified and focused than you’ll see in other options trading courses.
The videos in this options course will save you at least $200+ on purchasing a basic options course elsewhere. Save your money!
To a beginner the world of options can be very complicated with a lot of moving parts. There are numerous terms to become aware of and if you focus too much on trying to learn exactly what every term means then your head might spin and you might end up walking away from options trading all together. That’s why we tried to simplify things in our course compared to what you’ll find in other options trading courses.
It’s important to focus on the big picture and the overall concept with options, rather than focusing too hard on what every single term means. Each term is a piece that completes the overall puzzle but it’s more important to see how the big picture comes together when trading options, this is key with being successful with trading options!
The puzzle pieces will come together the more that you focus on the overall concept with options and get through learning all the terminology.
How do you make money trading options? Study, study, study! Watch all of the videos below in our options trading course multiple times if needed. We also teach day trading techniques and swing trading techniques in our free courses below.
If you’re looking for a simplified virtual platform to practice trading options then we recommend using OptionsXpress.
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OPTIONS TRADING COURSE
1) WHAT ARE OPTIONS
The concept of options can be very confusing because they have a lot of moving parts and there are many different options strategies. It’s important to focus on the basics first before moving into the advanced strategies. In our video you’ll receive a simplified definition on options, learn about the concept of options as a whole, and also see what a basic options chain looks like.
Watch our options trading course video on What Are Options.
Read our Options Strategies For Beginners post.
2) WHY TRADE OPTIONS
There are two main reasons why people trade options. #1 is for speculation. #2 is for hedging. The most popular reason is for speculation because with options you’re able to make money in any type of market, whether the market is up or down. In our options trading course video you’ll learn more about these two strategies and how you can implement which strategy is best for you.
Watch our options trading course Why Trade Options video.
Read our Trading Options For a Living post.
3) HOW OPTIONS WORK
As discussed above, the world of options can be extremely overwhelming. There are a ton of options trading strategies as well as a bunch of components that make up options. In the following video you’ll learn the simple breakdown of how options work.
Watch our options trading course How Do Stock Options Work video.
Read our How Stock Options Work post.
4) CALLS AND PUTS
There are two main concepts to buying options. Calls and puts. Purchasing a call means that you believe that the price of the stock is going up. Purchasing a put means that you believe the price of the stock is going down. Learn about the simple differences between the two in our video and how to choose when to buy a call vs. a put.
Watch our options trading courses video on Call and Put Options.
Read our Put and Call Options post.
OPTIONS TRADING COURSE – INTRINSIC VALUE
5) INTRINSIC VALUE
Options intrinsic value is the in the money portion of the options contract premium. Intrinsic value is only one part of the options contract though. In our video you’ll learn more about the meaning of intrinsic value and how it plays a vital role in an options contract.
Watch our options trading courses Intrinsic Value of Option Contracts video.
Read our How to Calculate the Intrinsic Value of a Stock post.
6) EXTRINSIC VALUE
In our video you’ll learn more about the meaning of extrinsic value and how it also plays a vital role in an options contract. Here’s a hint though…It’s the main reason why many people believe that options are more risky than purchasing shares of a stock.
Watch our options trading courses Options Extrinsic Value video.
Read our Extrinsic Value post.
7) TIME VALUE
There’s a saying with options that time isn’t on your side. This is very true when purchasing an options contract. Options aren’t meant to be purchased and held long term unless the option continuously goes in your favor, which is extremely rare because stocks go up and down on a continuous basis. Our video will help you avoid the pitfalls that many options traders fall into. Here’s a hint though…always take your profits. You can always purchase another options contract.
Watch our options trading courses Time Value of Option Contracts video.
Read our Time Value Options and Their Meaning post.
8) STRIKE PRICE
An options strike price is the price at which a specific derivative contract can be exercised. Remember though…there’s no obligation for you to exercise your option contract. You could always sell your contract to another buyer. It’s important to always chart your stock and choose your strike price wisely. Our options trading course video will show you were to find the strike prices on an options chain.
Watch our Option Strike Price video.
9) AT THE MONEY
At the money means that an options strike price is identical to the price of the underlying security. ATM is one of the three terms that describe the relationship between an option’s strike price and the underlying security’s price. The other two terms are in the money and out of the money. In our video you’ll see an example of where to find at the money on an options chain.
Watch our options trading courses At the Money video.
10) IN THE MONEY
In the money means that an option’s strike price is below the market price of the security or that the put price is above the market price of the security. It means that your options contract has value and you can exercise it or sell it to someone else. In our video you’ll see an example of where to find in the money on an options chain.
Watch our options trading courses In the Money video.
HOW TO TRADE OPTIONS FOR BEGINNERS
11) OUT OF THE MONEY
Out of the money describes a call option that has a strike price that is above the price of the security or a put option that has a strike price that is below the price of the security. OOM options have no intrinsic value. In our video you’ll see an example of where to find out of the money on an options chain.
Watch our options trading courses Out of the Money video.
12) OPEN INTEREST AND VOLUME
Open interest is the amount of open options contracts and volume is the amount of contracts traded within a given period of time. OI and volume can be very helpful when choosing what options contract to buy. They are just one of many factors to look for though. It’s very important to always chart your stock, and look at any news that’s been released. Our video will show you where to locate open interest and volume on an options chain.
Watch our Open Interest and volume video.
13) IMPLIED VOLATILITY
Implied volatility is the estimated volatility of the stocks price. IV is one of the most important factors in deciding the price of an options contract. Options that have a higher premium tend to have higher volatility. In our video you’ll learn more about implied volatility and where to locate it on an options chain.
Watch our options trading courses Implied Volatility video.
Read our post on the Implied Volatility Formula and its Meaning.
14) OPTION CHAINS
Options chains have many different moving parts such as the stock symbol, range, type, expiration date, last price, bid and ask price, volume, and option interest. Each part plays a roll when purchasing your options contract. Our video tutorial will walk you through the simple process on how to read an options chain.
Watch our Option Chain video.
15) HOW TO PLACE AN OPTIONS TRADE
Now it’s time to put the above videos into action. In our options trading course video we will walk you through step by step on how purchase and sell an options contract. It’s very important to always take your time whenever you place an options trade because there are several moving parts to your trade. We highly encourage practicing with a virtual trading account first until you become comfortable placing a trade using real money.
Watch our How to Place an Options Trade video.
Read our Day Trading Options For Income post.
OPTIONS TRADING COURSE – GREEKS
BONUS – DELTA
Options delta is one of the 4 major risk measures used in options trading. Delta is the ratio that compares the change in the price of the security to the corresponding change in the underlying option. Our video will explain the concept behind delta and its movement within an options contract. You will also see where to locate delta on an options chain.
Watch our Option Delta video.
BONUS – GAMMA
Gamma is the rate of change in an options delta per $1 change in the underlying security’s price. Gamma is an important measure of the options value, in relation to the underlying security. Our video will break down gamma and show you where to find it on an options chain.
Watch our Gamma Options video.
BONUS – THETA
Theta measures the rate in decline in the value of an options contract due to the passing of time. When people say that options are risky then theta could be a big part of of the problem. It’s always important to give yourself enough time to expiration when choosing your options contract because time can quickly go against you. Our video breaks down theta and also shows where to locate it on an options chain.
Watch our Theta Options video.
BONUS – VEGA
Vega measures the sensitivity of an option to the changes in the volatility of the underlying security. It represents the amount that an options price changes in response to a 1% change in the implied volatility of the underlying security. Our video breaks down vega and shows where to locate it on an options chain.
Watch our Option Vega video.
OPTIONS TRADING COURSES – WEBINAR
The Options Strategies for Beginners video above will give you a good overview on how to trade options.
BONUS – UNUSUAL OPTIONS ACTIVITY
We wanted to provide you with a bonus webinar done by Bullish Bears co-founder Tim Davis where he really delves into the concepts of unusual options activity and high volume and shows why these are important factors when determining which options contracts to purchase.
Subscribe to receive our video on how to locate unusual options activity and use it to your advantage when trading options. This private video is exclusive to paid members only under our “members only videos” page.
OPTIONS TRADING COURSES – STRADDLES AND SPREADS
If you’re really looking to go more in depth with options trading then make sure that you watch the two webinars below on learning how to trade options straddles and vertical spreads. These videos will help you to take the knowledge that you’ve learned in this course and put it into targeted action.
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