Options Playbook Radio

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
  • Considerations and catches
Direct download: OptionsPlaybookRadio22.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 10:42am CDT

Options Playbook Radio 21: Continuing with the Covered Call

For those of you with the book, we’re on page 50, or on OptionsPlaybook.com, 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 true, it probably is
  • Implied volatility
  • Factors effecting premium
  • And more…
Direct download: OptionsPlaybook21.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm CDT

Options Playbook 20: Covered Call Writing

For those of you with the book, we’re on page 50. Or, you can find it on OptionsPlaybook.com 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 call.
  • Strike price and expiration.
  • Unwinding a covered call. 
  • Caveats, including right to dividends.
Direct download: Options_Playbook_20_final.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

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



Direct download: OptionsPlaybookRadio19.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 3:31pm CDT

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 or downside
  • Gap risk
Direct download: OptionsPlaybook18.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 9:46am CDT