Options Strategies: Married Put

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies. Read More

Options Strategies: Long Call

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies. Read More

Options Pricing

The Options Industry Council offers the basics on getting started with options investing. Read More

What is an Option?

Using options as investment tools and determining the value and price of an option. Read More

What is an Option? Part 1

Definitions and other introductory material on options. Read More

What is an Option? Part 3

The Options Industry Council offers the basics on getting started with options investing. Read More

Getting Started in Options

The Options Industry Council offers the basics on getting started with options investing. Read More

Options — Benefits and Risks

The Options Industry Council offers the basics on getting started with options investing. Read More

Options Strategies: Collar

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4 Benefits of Selling Options

When you buy options, you have to be right about market direction and about the amount of time it will take the market to move. But did you know that it is possible to be on the other side of the trade? Read More

Trading Alert for Atmel Corporation (ATML)

Buy these call options on semiconductor stock Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) before it reports earnings next week. Read More

Understanding How Implied Volatility Affects Options Traders

When used correctly, implied volatility can control your risk and help you make smarter trades by getting a better read on market behavior. Read More

3 Little Option Trading Mistakes That Could Cost You Big

Find out what common mistakes traders make that lead to big losses -- and how to avoid them. Read More

What Happens to Options When a Stock Goes Bankrupt?

Companies on the verge of bankruptcy can create dramatic investing opportunities, but there are a lot of risks involved. Some investors think those risks can be avoided with options, but that's not the case. Read More

Writing Options Straddles – Profit in a Stagnant Market

By selling an options straddle, you can profit even if the market is going nowhere. Read More

Options Straddles – How to Profit if the Market Goes Up … or Down

Have a hunch that the market is going to make a big move, but not sure in which direction? Here's a low-risk way to make big returns. Read More

How to Buy Stocks at a Discount by Writing Put Options

Option traders have the upper hand in buying discounted stocks by selling put options. Here's how it works. Read More

Understanding How Implied Volatility Affects Options Traders – Part Three

Trading options on the VIX is different from most stock option trading, but can be extremely profitable. Here's how to do it. Read More

Understanding How Implied Volatility Affects Options Traders: Part Two

The VIX is one of the most useful forms of implied volatility and can signal important trends in the market. Here's how to identify them. Read More

Combine Conservative and Speculative Strategies for Maximum Profit

Play it safe or take a risk? Have the best of both worlds by combining index options with bonds to give your portfolio a profitable boost. Read More