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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.

May 3, 2018

Mark and Brian are on location at the Options Industry Conference, the annual event that brings everyone in the options industry together. They discuss:


  • Launching new products to meet retail investor needs
  • Liquidity concerns
  • Exchanges fragmenting liquidity through extra strikes and expirations
  • What about...

Apr 26, 2018

We are in the tech portion of earnings season, so let's take a look at Facebook. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.


  • Where is FB trading right now?
  • What is the situation with FB?
  • Can we sell the put spread for enough...

Apr 19, 2018

Welcome to Options Playbook Radio

On this episode we discuss:

  • A review of our earnings trade in NFLX
  • A complete breakdown of our new earnings skip-strike butterfly in GOOGL.

Apr 12, 2018

In this episode, Brian looks at a NFLX butterfly before earnings, including:

  • Selecting strikes & expiration
  • Watch out for skew
  • Plan the trade, trade the plan
  • And more...

Apr 5, 2018

We are back in the saddle discussing options strategies. As we are a few days away from earnings, let's look at something that is not driven by earnings. While we're waiting for volatility to slow down, let's look at a short-term butterfly in UNH. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on