Options Playbook Radio

On today's episode, we use a figure leaf or leveraged covered call in Nexstar Media (NXST).  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

 

Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at theoptionsguy@invest.ally.com, or to the Options Insider at questions@theoptionsinsider.com

Direct download: Options_Playbook_252_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am CDT

Comment from Analog K71 - Hi Brian! I know that you are not making recommendations, but your diagonal spread on Pepsi was a perfect call! The short call expires almost perfectly with the underlying stock at 1.16, now my long calls are entirely risk free and possibly worth something! Just wanted to give you a tip of the hat! Thank you
Question from Da Poet - What does it mean when an options is delta skewed?
Question from Holscreen -
Is it safe to say that a large amount of the options business is devoted to paying for puts?
Question from Duffy - How do you handle the fixed-time aspect of trading options?
Question from Stipe 3 - Is it safe to say that most professional option traders are short premium and long theta?
Question from Merrick - Can I have a copy of the playbook? Also does Brian do any live events?

Direct download: Options_Playbook_251_final.mp3
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Direct download: Options_Playbook_250_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am CDT

 
First we look at recent trades in Pepsi and Nvidia.  Then on today's episode, we use a diagonal spread in Costco.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. 
 
Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at theoptionsguy@invest.ally.com, or to the Options Insider at questions@theoptionsinsider.com.  
Direct download: Options_Playbook_249_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03am CDT

THE HUDDLE

Comment from Georgi - Hi Brian, Thanks a lot for taking the time and elaborate on my question about OTM Calls, on Jan 17 on Options Playbook Radio! You guys are doing a great job! I have been listening to you for a while and I am very pleased with the content and the way you present it. I enjoyed how you tried to pronounce my Yahoo nickname "joro joro ". My name, in fact, it is Georgi or George in English. Cheers,Georgi G.

Question from Dave B. - Hi, I have a question about what is the best strategy to use for my trading system. I typically am only right on about three or four trades out of every 10 with long stock. The trades that I am wrong on, I take a small loss - somewhere between 5 to 10% but only 1-2% of the total capital as I typically take 10% positions. The trades that I am right on, I typically make 50% up to 200% over a 3 to 12 month period. I want to find an options strategy to increase returns via leverage, but keep total portfolio risk per trade about the same. Would DITM calls or spreads make sense to you?  Or is there another strategy I could (should) consider. Thank you! Dave B.

Question from T Whitaker - I like all of Brian’s earnings strategy episodes of options playbook. It seems like Brian prefers to use skip strike butterflies whenever trading around earnings. But are there ever times when he will utilize other strategies around earnings - maybe straight long/short calls or puts when he feels there is an edge? Good show and loving the playbook website as an addendum.

Question from Leg77 - MIAX making it official with 16 exchanges. What do you guys think about more players entering the options game?

Question from LaCrute2 - Funded my Ally options account and I’m enjoying the options playbook program. Thinking about picking up the book as well. We need to have Brian and Mark do a regular show for the Ally options folks that we can listen to while we’re trading.

Direct download: Options_Playbook_248_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27am CDT

We start the show by reviewing the performance of our Pepsico Earnings diagonal spread from last show. This week we breakdown a bullish Christmas Tree Butterfly in NVDA going into earnings. With NVDA at $152.88 Brian wants to buy 1 Feb15 165 Call, Sell 3 Feb15 167.50 Calls and then Buy 2 Feb15 170 Calls for a net credit of $.20
Direct download: Options_Playbook_247_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am CDT

Today Brian breaks down a diagonal spread around PepsiCo (PEP) earnings. Tune in to learn how you can implement a similar strategy into your own options trading.  As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes of Options Playbook Radio please send them to TheOptionsGuy@AllyInvest.com
Direct download: Options_Playbook_246_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am CDT

Today we will be using a skip strike butterfly in Amazon.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. 
 
Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at theoptionsguy@invest.ally.com, or to the Options Insider at questions@theoptionsinsider.com
Direct download: Options_Playbook_245_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am CDT

TESLA SKIP STRIKE CALL FLY

  • Host: Brian Overby, Senior Options Analyst - AKA The Options Guy - at Ally Invest

If you like to trade volatile stocks then TSLA has you covered. Today we're going to trade a Skip Strike Call Butterfly using Tesla options. This is an advanced play so make sure you've reviewed the Options Playbook before proceeding. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, and on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at theoptionsguy@invest.ally.com, or to the Options Insider at questions@theoptionsinsider.com.

Direct download: OPR_244_-_TSLA_Skip_Strike_Fly.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 7:50pm CDT

Options Playbook Radio 243: Huddling Up About Premium Harvesting and Covered Calls

Today Mark and Brian  answer questions about

  • How to safely harvest premium in a volatile environment by selling puts
  • What criteria should you evaluate when constructing a covered call portfolio?
Direct download: OPR_HUDDLE_2_1-9-19_FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT