Options Playbook Radio

Options Playbook Radio 53: Butterfly Spreads

Today in Options Playbook Radio, we’re discussing butterfly spreads. For those of you with the hardcover version of the book, this can be found on pages 103 and 104. You can always find it on OptionsPlaybook.com as well.

Today, Brian discusses:

  • What do we mean by legs?
  • How are butterfly spreads entered as a trade?
  • Looking at an example using XYZ calls
  • Where do you start?
  • What is the net debit?
  • What is the max risk?
  • What is the max gain?
  • What is the break-even?
  • Look at this as two spreads
  • And more…
Direct download: OptionsPlaybookRadio53.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 12:35pm CDT

Options Playbook Radio 52: Front Spreads, Part Two

In this episode, we’re covering front spreads. For those of you with the hardcover book, that information can be found on page 80 (calls) or page 82 (puts). You can also find everything on OptionsPlaybook.com.

Today, Brian discusses:

  • A review from last week, what is a front spread, what about risk, etc.
  • Why do this instead of a cash-secured put?
  • Let’s look at this using AAPL as an example
  • Comparing a covered call and front spread
  • What price does the underlying need to hit to get a benefit?
  • Ways in which the front spread works better
  • The tradeoffs between a covered call and front spread
  • When does a front spread make more sense?
  • Now again with puts




Direct download: OptionsPlaybookRadio52.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 10:45am CDT

Options Playbook Radio 51: Front Spreads

In this episode, we’re talking about the front spread. In the book, this is on page 80 (calls) and page 82 (puts). Or, just find it on OptionsPlaybook.com.

In this episode, Brian discusses:

  • What is a front spread?
  • What about unlimited risk?
  •  What is the goal of this spread?
  • Maximum risk, maximum gain, and breakeven
  • How to do a front spread combined with stock
  • And more…



Direct download: OptionsPlabyookRadio51.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 11:48pm CDT

Options Playbook Radio 50: Listener Takeover

Today, Brian and Mark huddle up to discuss:

  • What is time premium? Why does it exist? Why can’t you trade an option for its intrinsic value?
  • Are there any tips to help a new trader process so much options-related information?
Direct download: OptionsPlabyookRadio50.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 7:12pm CDT