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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.

Oct 5, 2017

We are continuing the discussion of options pricing. This week we take a deep dive into pricing of a butterfly.


  • Looking at a 10-day butterfly in AAPL
  • Picking a five-point spread
  • What strikes and expirations to choose?
  • What will this cost?
  • What is the maximum risk and reward?
  • What do we want to...

Sep 28, 2017

Today Brian is covering a short call spread (which is bearish) on AAPL. All of this applies on the put side, but in this episode, calls are being featured.


  • What dynamics do you need to think about when trading short spreads?
  • Look at the most at-the-money straddle to get an idea about pricing
  • Example 1:...

Sep 21, 2017

In this episode, Brian explores long spreads. Specifically, long call spreads and long put spreads. These can be found on pages 60 and 62, respectively, of The Options Playbook. This is always available on, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Details include:

  • The dynamics of spread trading
  • Using AAPL...

Sep 14, 2017

In this episode, Brian covers:

  • Using a pricing calculator to review different scenarios
  • Buying an out-of-the-money option
  • What happens to delta?
  • Looking at probability
  • When time is your ally
  • When to buy an out-of-the-money option
  • How to get low time premium
  • Closer to expiration = higher delta
  • What about at-the-money...

Sep 7, 2017


Last week, we started the back to the basics with the Greeks. You can find an entire chapter on Greeks in The Options Playbook. This is always available on, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.

In this episode, Brian discusses:

  • Looking at probability using a 90-day option as an example
  • What is the...