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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.

Jan 28, 2016

In this episode, Brian is looking at skip strike butterflies with call options. You can find this information in the hardcover and Kindle versions of The Options Playbook, and it's always available on

He discusses:

  • A review of last week's iron condor
  • What happend to AMZN?
  • Why do this around...

Jan 22, 2016

Today we are looking at putting on an iron condor on AMZN before earnings.


  • Why volatile markets are very interesting trading environments
  • Where is AMZN?
  • How to use volatility to create a position
  • What is the rationale?
  • What is the outlook until earnings?
  • Setting up the trade
  • What is the maximum risk?
  • What...

Jan 14, 2016

Today we are taking on listener questions, specifically about options pricing. You will be able to find information on options pricing in the Options Playbook. You can always find it on

Today, we discuss:

  • In a bull call spread, or even a bear put spread, (AKA long spreads), how to you manage time...

Jan 7, 2016

In this episode, we are going to talk about a trade around earnings. One of Brian's go-to trades when he thinks that there will be more volatility than what the market is predicting, he turns to backspreads, in this case with puts. You can find this on page 87 of The Options Playbook, or, as always,...