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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.

Apr 28, 2016

With it being earnings season, let's take a look at a strategy around AMZN earnings. You can always find information on iron condors on

Today Brian discusses:

  • A review of the GOOG skip-strike butterfly from last week
  • Taking a look at AMZN going into earnings
  • Where is the long straddle of the...

Apr 21, 2016

Today we are looking at a skip strike butterfly with calls on GOOG, which announces earnings after the close the day of this recording. You can find this information on page 104 of the Options Playbook, or on This includes:

  • A quick review of the VZ paper trade we put on last week
  • What's going on in...

Apr 14, 2016

Last week, we initiated a bull put spread paper trade in GPS, and reviewed a YHOO skip-strike butterfly. Now, we will review. Specifically:

  • Reviewing strategies. What strategies work best and when?
  • Looking at the long call, which is on page 40 of The Options Playbook, or on
  • What happened since GPS...

Apr 7, 2016

Last week, we discussed skip-strike butterflies on YHOO, and put on a paper trade. Today, we are looking at Gap Stores (GPS), and putting on a paper trade that is based on a neutral to bullish outlook.


  • A review of last week
  • What did we want YHOO to do?
  • What did YHOO do?
  • Time decay and expiration
  • Taking a...