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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.

Jun 3, 2020

OPR 316: Huddling Up About Butterflies, Time Spreads, Straddles, Trading Floors and More

On this episode, Mark and Brian huddle up to answer all of your questions. Mark and Brian discuss:

  • Has the change in commission structure caused a bit change in the types of trades that Ally's clients are doing?
  • Do we ever trade...


May 28, 2020

OPR 315: Time to Try Out an Airline Doppelganger Straddle

On this episode, Brian tries out an airline doppelganger straddle in United Airlines (UAL) and Southwest Airlines (LUV).

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  

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May 20, 2020

OPR 314: SPX Call Spread With A Twist

On this episode, Brian reviews the successful skip strike butterfly in Google (Stock Symbol: GOOGL) trade from last week and then he looks at a long call spread in the S&P 500 Index.

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  

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May 13, 2020

OPR 313: Another Swing at the Bat in GOOGL

On this episode, Brian explores using a skip strike butterfly in Google (Stock Symbol: GOOGL). 

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May 7, 2020

OPR 312: Huddling Up About Crude Oil, Straddles, Fig Leaves and More

On this episode, Mark and Brian huddle up to answer all of your questions in this wild pandemic market. Mark and Brian discuss:

  • How you manage short calls?
  • Why you would leg in or sell options against the momentum?
  • Do they think USO is going away?