Options Playbook Radio

Options Playbook Radio 7: Meet the Greeks, Part Two: Gamma

We’re covering page 18 in the hardcover version of the book. It’s now available in Kindle, too!

In this episode, Brian covers:

  • Delta review
  • Gamma introduction: a derivative of delta
  • Nuances of gamma
  • When is gamma the highest? Lowest?
  • And more…

Options involve risk. Please refer to tradeking.com/ODD to review additional risks involved with trading options.

Direct download: OptionsPlaybook7.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

Options Playbook Radio 6: Meet the Greeks Volume 1: Delta

If you have the hardcover version of the book, we’re covering pages 18-20, Meet the Greeks.

Brian discusses:

  • Delta: the measurement of the theoretical movement of the price of an option relative to a one-unit move in the price of underling stock.
  • The pace that delta moves as stock prices moves
  • Probability and delta
  • And more

Options involve risk. Please refer to tradeking.com/ODD to review additional risks involved with trading options.

Direct download: OptionsPlaybook6.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 1:05pm CDT

Options Playbook 5:  Volatility and Probability, Continued             

For those of you playing the home game, we’re on pages 14-17 today.  Or, for the online version, check out, “What Is Volatility?”

 

 

In this episode, Brian continues the discussion of volatility and probability.  In this episode, he covers different timeframes beyond one-year options.  How does a one standard deviation move affect prices for short-term options (30, 60, and 90-day options)? There’s a formula for that!  Options move at the square root of time.

Options involve risk. Please refer to tradeking.com/ODD to review additional risks involved with trading options.

Direct download: OptionsPlaybook5.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 3:48pm CDT

Options Playbook 4: Volatility & Probability

Follow along at optionsplaybook.com, or go to page 14 of the book.

Brian discusses:

  • The definition of implied volatility
  • Pricing models and assumptions
  • How to determine implied volatility
  • Non-directionality of implied volatility
  • Impact of time on implied volatility
  • Impact of events on the price of an option

Options involve risk. Please refer to tradeking.com/ODD to review additional risks involved with trading options.

Direct download: OptionsPlaybook4.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

Options Playbook 3: Volatility, Part 1

Options prices are based partly on volatility.  Brian discusses:

  • Implied volatility
  • The interconnectedness of probability and volatility
  • Factors beyond price that help determine whether to trade an option

Send your questions to questions@theoptionsinsider.com and maybe we will answer them on the air.

Options involve risk. Please refer to tradeking.com/ODD to review additional risks involved with trading options.

Direct download: OptionsPlaybook3.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 1:38pm CDT

In this episode, Options Insider Founder Mark Longo and TradeKing Senior Options Analyst Brian Overby explain how options are similar to home or auto insurance contracts. They also provide an overview of options pricing and define some basic options terms including:

  • Premium
  • Implied Volatility
Direct download: Options_Playbook_2_-_Options_Basics.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

In this inaugural episode Options Insider Founder Mark S. Longo is joined by TradeKing's Senior Options Analyst, and the author of the Options Playbook, Brian Overby. Brian and Mark discuss the origins of the Playbook and explain how this book can help you improve your understanding of options. They also tease some of the popular options plays listeners can look forward to in the coming episodes of The Options Playbook. 

Direct download: Options_Playbook_Episode_1.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:53pm CDT