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Daniel Laboe

Take Advantage Of Elevated Volatility With Covered Call Options

High volume selling since early-November has been driven up volatility premiums on options across the equity market, generating rich Theta-catching opportunities

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Daniel Laboe

A Rare Options Trade On Rising Rates You Don't Want To Miss

As the Fed pares back its $80 billion in monthly US Treasury purchases, a rare option trade with massive upside potential is manifesting itself

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Daniel Laboe

How To Take Advantage Of Market Volatility With Covered Calls

Indiscriminate selling has been driven up premiums on options across the market, presenting us with a Theta-catching opportunity

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Daniel Laboe

The 2022 Alight (ALIT) Option You Don't Want To Miss

Now is the time to jump on the ALIT train before the broader markets catch wind of this fantastic opportunity

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Daniel Laboe

Bullish Spread Opportunity For Splunk (SPLK) & Its Enormous Upside Potential

Splunk just unveiled a tidal wave of innovative cloud-focused products that should catalyze a profitable rally

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Daniel Laboe

Take Advantage Of Covered Call Strategy On Market Slide

It's time to start thinking about covered calls with the recent market selloff spiking in implied volatility on options across the equity market, presenting us with a Theta-catching opportunity

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Daniel Laboe

Fade Or Trade Unusual Activity?

There is another way to take advantage of unusual activity

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Daniel Laboe

Put Spread Opportunity That You Don't Want To Miss

Invesco's Nasdaq 100 tracking ETF (QQQ) October monthly options are lining up very nicely for a trading/hedging opportunity

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Daniel Laboe

How To Properly Hedge Your Portfolio Using Put Options

Market participants are taking on a 'this is as good as it gets' mentality, and it may be time to think about hedging your portfolio against broader market risks

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Daniel Laboe

The ABC's Of Options & A Few Simple Strategies

I don't want any of you taking outsized risk on option trades and losing it all...at least not without understanding some of the basics of an option

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David Borun

What does 250% implied volatility really mean?

When stocks rip higher, often implied options volatilities do as well. Be careful.

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David Borun

"Buy When You Can, Not When You Have To"

The old adage applies to protecting your portfolio before things get rough, instead of after.

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David Borun

You Have a Theory, Which Options Should You Choose?

Picking the right expiration cycle can be the difference between success and failure in the options markets.

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David Borun

As Expiration Approaches, Sometimes the Tail Wags the Dog

Options' open interest influences share prices rather than the other way around.

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David Borun

You Can Trade Options and Futures on the Fed Funds Rate

The CME offers liquid derivatives for hedging and speculating on short-term interest rates.

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David Borun

When Buying Calls is a Terrible Idea...

Last week's AMC rally shines a light on the true risk of buying those expensive options.

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David Borun

Move Over Gamestop, AMC Entertainment Options are now Where the Action is.

Volumes and Volatility are soaring as the "YOLO" crowd shifts it's attention to AMC options, setting off a gamma squeeze.

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David Borun

Buying the Dip in the VIX Makes More Sense Than Selling the Rips.

With volatility at low levels, the low price of long options strategies skews the odds in favor of options buyers.

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David Borun

Is There Opportunity in Unregulated Cryptocurrency Exchange Options?

Why you need the protection and security of the SEC and CFTC in the crypto options markets.

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David Borun

With No Bitcoin ETF, What Other Options Trades Provide Crypto Exposure?

You can't trade listed equity-style options on Bitcoin, but some companies might be the next best thing.

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David Borun

How Do You Trade Options on Bitcoin?

With cryptocurrencies hitting new all-time highs, futures and options may be the smart play.

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David Borun

Owning Options Makes Sense at High Stock Prices and Low Volatilities

Being long Gamma lets you hedge and re-hedge for profits as stocks move in either direction....

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David Borun

Netlix Options are Too Inexpensive to Sell

Successful "cash-covered" puts depend on collecting a juicy premium, and this stock doesn't offer any.

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David Borun

When Can You Trade Options on the New Coinbase Offering?

The crypto exchange earned an $80B market cap in its first day of trading, and options are coming soon.

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David Borun

With Unusual Activity, Don't Trade It...Fade It

Changes in implied volatility after unusual volume are an opportunity to trade like the pros.

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