Options Education

June or July Options Expiration?

It's time to start looking at July options, with a few exceptions. More 

Make Google Pay You a 4% Dividend

Selling out-of-the-money calls in stocks you already hold is a strong, repeatable way to get an inflow of cash several times a year. More 

Options 101: Use Volatility to Your Advantage

Volatility doesn't necessarily always mean downside--though if you're not careful, it can. Learn about how to manage volatility in your options trading. More 

The Hazards of Stop Losses

We haven't met very many short-term options traders who are successful using stop losses. More 

What Open Interest Can Tell Us

Learn if open interest can help you identify a trading opportunity. More 

Timing Your Trades

Front-month options, back-month options, LEAPS - how does a trader know how much time to buy with options? More 

Making VIX and Vega Work for You

The VIX has finally broken out of its trading range - learn what that means for options prices. More