Options Playbook Radio

In this episode, Brian is looking at skip strike butterflies with call options. You can find this information in the hardcover and Kindle versions of The Options Playbook, and it's always available on OptionsPlaybook.com.

He discusses:

  • A review of last week's iron condor
  • What happend to AMZN?
  • Why do this around earnings?
  • What is the marketplace expecting? Aka expected move or over/under
  • How to set up the trade
  • What do you want to happen?
  • What is the risk? Reward?
Direct download: OptionsPlaybookRadio96.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

Today we are looking at putting on an iron condor on AMZN before earnings.


  • Why volatile markets are very interesting trading environments
  • Where is AMZN?
  • How to use volatility to create a position
  • What is the rationale?
  • What is the outlook until earnings?
  • Setting up the trade
  • What is the maximum risk?
  • What is the maximum gain?
  • What is the goal?
Direct download: OptionsPlaybookRadio95.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 6:26pm CDT

Today we are taking on listener questions, specifically about options pricing. You will be able to find information on options pricing in the Options Playbook. You can always find it on OptionsPlaybook.com.

Today, we discuss:

  • In a bull call spread, or even a bear put spread, (AKA long spreads), how to you manage time decay?
  • Picking your strikes
  • What is the outlook?
  • Remember volatility
  • What is the biggest benefit of a spread?
  • And more
Direct download: OptionsPlaybookRadio94.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 2:29pm CDT

In this episode, we are going to talk about a trade around earnings. One of Brian's go-to trades when he thinks that there will be more volatility than what the market is predicting, he turns to backspreads, in this case with puts. You can find this on page 87 of The Options Playbook, or, as always, on OptionsPlaybook.com.

In this episode, Brian discusses:

  • NFLX announces earnings on 1/19, so we will set up a paper trade to discuss that week
  • What is the market saying?
  • How will this inform setting up the trade?
  • What do we want to happen?
  • What will it cost?
  • What is the risk?
Direct download: OptionsPlaybookRadio93.mp3
Category:financial podcast -- posted at: 3:42pm CDT