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Options Playbook Radio

Welcome to Options Playbook Radio - the program where we break down cutting edge options strategies and explain how you can incorporate them into your own portfolio.

May 30, 2014

Options Playbook 13: Finishing the Greeks - Vega and Rho

If you’re playing the home game, we’re on page 22 today.

In this episode, Brian discusses:

  • Vega tracks implied volatility
  • Rho tracks interest rate changes
  • When to expect changes in vega based on the life of the option
  • Determining where your concerns should...

May 22, 2014

Options Playbook Radio 12: More Listener Questions

In this episode, Mark and Brian take on more listener questions.

They discuss:

  • What does it mean to be short gamma?
  • More about Brian



May 16, 2014

Options Playbook 11: Listener Questions, Part 1

In this episode Brian and Mark discuss:

  • Trading off Greeks rather than price
  • The difference between historical, implied, and realized volatility
  • And more...



May 8, 2014

Options Playbook Radio 10: Meet the Greeks: Interrelatedness

For those of you with the book, we're on page 18, or look for "Meet the Greeks."

Today, Brian discusses:

  • The interrelatedness of the Greeks
  • The long straddle
  • Volatility skew
  • Looking at Delta first
  • Analyzing Gamma
  • Considering Theta
  • And more…

May 1, 2014

Options Playbook Radio 9: Getting to Know Theta

We’re looking at page 18 of the book, or check out, and look for “Meet the Greeks.”

This week, Brian discusses:

  • Theta definition
  • Movement of options in time, and how it impacts price
  • When does decay accelerate?
  • And more…