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Know Your Options: Archive

David Borun

What Do Options Prices Reveal About a Potential Tesla Deal?

The options markets can give us an indication of the probability of a buyout deal actually occurring

TSLA

David Borun

An Options Strategy for Papa John's

Shares are tumbling after the board of directors adopts a "poison pill"

WEN PZZA DPZ

David Borun

Options Trading Around Earnings Not a Zero-Sum Game

The timing and placement of hedge trades is just as important as the initial options trade

NFLX

David Borun

Protecting Your Portfolio with Options in Uncertain Markets

In a market that's struggling for some direction, protecting your profits might be a good idea.

MU

David Borun

Implied Volatility Revisited - The Skew

Why are options on the same stock priced at different volatilities?

SPY

David Borun

When is a Call Really a Put (Part 2) - Mailbag Edition

A Zacks Customer asks about his options for closing a winning trade

NFLX

David Borun

When is a Call Really a Put?

The principle of call-put parity means calls can act like puts and vice versa.

TSLA

David Borun

Tesla Butterfly Update

Our butterfly has worked well for us.

TSLA

David Borun

Unwinding a Successful Options Trade

Trade wisely to maximize profits and eliminate risk

TSLA

David Borun

A Short Squeeze Options Trade for Tesla

A flood of good news in Tesla has the shorts on the ropes again

TSLA

David Borun

Options Traders Expect a Big Move in LuluLemon. What if They're Wrong?

High implied volatility opens the possibility of a limited-risk trade with an attractive potential payoff

LULU

David Borun

How Are the Pros Making Huge Profits in the VIX?

How can individuals investors trade like the most successful investment banks?

SCHW GS CBOE

David Borun

What Can Options Trading Tell Us About a Potential Short Squeeze on the Horizon in Tesla?

Options open interest, put/call ratio and implied volatility hint at a possibility of a violent rally

TSLA CBOE AAPL

David Borun

Futures and Options Prices and Call/Put Parity

Understanding how options can replicate a futures position

David Borun

What Do Implied Option Volatilities Have to Do With Actual Volatility?

Why the Current Environment Favors Selling Covered Calls

CBOE

David Borun

An Options Strategy for Sideways Markets and High Volatility

How a trader can profit when the market doesn't seem to be going anywhere, but expectations for volatility are high.

CBOE

David Borun

Selling Puts to Become an Investor

You can use increases in implied option volatility to increase the profit on your trades

LRCX

Kevin Matras

5 Careful Ways to Win with Options

More people are including options in their investments but only a few know how to win steadily.

Kevin Matras

Ratio Back Call Spreads for Big Moves

Kevin Matras goes over a seldom talked about options strategy called Ratio Back Call Spreads. Learn how it works and how you might be able to use them.

Kevin Matras

How To Determine the Correct Position Size

Determining the right position size is critical for successful investing.

Kevin Matras

Option Premiums are Made of Only These Two Things

Kevin Matras talks about intrinsic value and time value, and what you need to know before placing your next options trade.

Kevin Matras

Options Strategies and the Zacks Rank

The best way to use the Zacks Rank with Options is to know what style your stock falls into and which strategy best suits that style.

Kevin Matras

Straddles and Strangles for Earnings Season

A straddle is used when you're not sure which way the market will go, but believe something big will happen in either direction.

Kevin Matras

Ratio Back Call Spreads for Big Moves

Kevin Matras goes over a seldom talked about options strategy called Ratio Back Call Spreads. Learn how it works and how you might be able to use them.

Kevin Matras

5 Careful Ways to Win with Options

More people are including options in their investments but only a few know how to win steadily.