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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.

Jul 31, 2014

Options Playbook Radio 22: Cash-Secured Puts

For those of you playing the home game, we’re on page 48. Or, just look for cash-secured puts in the rookies section, or the plays section.

This time, Brian covers:

  • What it means to be cash-secured
  • What it means to sell a put
  • Scenarios with different stock prices

Jul 24, 2014

Options Playbook Radio 21: Continuing with the Covered Call

For those of you with the book, we’re on page 50, or on, go to the strategies tab, and go to “Covered Calls.”

This time, Brian covers:

  • What criteria a stock needs to be a good candidate for a covered call
  • If it looks too good to be...

Jul 18, 2014

Options Playbook 20: Covered Call Writing

For those of you with the book, we’re on page 50. Or, you can find it on in the “Rookies” tab  and look for “Covered Calls Strategies.”

Today Brian discusses:


  • What are covered calls? (Sometimes called a buy / write)
  • When to run a covered...

Jul 10, 2014

Options Playbook Radio 19: Listener Q/A, Part Three – Long Puts

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

They discuss long puts:

  • When would you use them?
  • When can you not use them?
  • Choosing money-ness
  • What about volatility?
  • Forecasting and risk



Jul 3, 2014

Options Playbook Radio 18: Listener Q/A Part 2

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

Put/call ratio

  • What is it?
  • What does it mean?
  • What do Brian and Mark think about it?

Call/put ratio in the VIX

  • Selling a put instead of buying a stock
  • Why does no one talk about this?
  • Hidden risk...