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Aug 22, 2019

OPR 274: Huddling Up About Risk-Free Credit Spreads, Young Trader Education and More

On this episode, Brian and Mark huddle up to answer your questions about:

  • QUESTION Erik Norstedt: Just listened to the OPR 272 episode and had a question. When you say you want to "Do the entire trade at the midpoint for even" - what exactly do you mean? Thanks.

  • QUESTION FROM Welch Kwong: Huge fan of your weekly podcast. I've asked a question before and you guys were extremely helpful with your response and expertise. I have another question wondering if you can help. Let's say the infamous underlying XYZ is at $50 on a Monday, and I sell a 60/65 Call Spread @ 1.00 exp Friday (5 days). I get 1.00 credit and my risk is 4.00 potential max loss per spread. If I continue to roll position out for a credit, rolling up I dont think really matters for this question, but with enough rolling and credits to add up to 5.00, would that mean that the trade overall was at zero risk (not taking into account commissions)??

  • QUESTION FROM Bob Randall: Brian, I have a 12 year old niece with a very bright mathematical mind that I am trying to get into options. I'm looking for either beginning games or age appropriate books or videos to teach her about options. I also have two editions of the Playbook and thought I might reach out to you for any suggestions.

  • RELATED QUESTION FROM STEVEN PATEL: Do I need to be a math whiz to understand this options stuff?

  • QUESTION FROM CHARLIEC: Quick Q for the show - What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen in the options market?


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