Options Boot Camp

Options Boot Camp

Options Boot Camp is designed to help get you into peak options trading shape by teaching you options trading inside and out, basic to complex. Listeners can even submit their own options questions to be answered on the show.... Show More

Episodes

May 26, 2020 36 min

OBC 88: Time Spread Mt. Vesuvius

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: MATT AMBERSON, FOUNDER, ORATS
  • BASIC TRAINING SEGMENT - TIME SPREADS

  • WHAT IS A TIME SPREAD/CALENDAR SPREAD?
  • EXAMPLES OF TIME SPREADS
  • WHY TRADE TIME SPREADS?
  • WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL SCENARIO FOR A TIME SPREAD?
  • WHAT IS A DIAGONAL?
  • EXAMPLES OF A DIAGONAL
  • MAIL CALL

    WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME S...

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    OBC 87: Your Qs About Time Spreads, Closing Calls and More

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING.
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: LUKE RAHBARI, EQUITY ARMOR INVESTMENTS 
  • MAIL CALL SEGMENT

    Today we answer your Qs about:

  • Closing long calls
  • When to trade time spreads
  • Weekly gamma vs. vega - round 2
  • and more..
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    May 13, 2020 33 min

    OBC 86: Beware of Box Spreads

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: LUKE RAHBARI, CEO, EQUITY ARMOR INVESTMENTS
  • BASIC TRAINING SEGMENT - BOX SPREADS

  • WHAT IS A BOX SPREAD?
  • WHO USES THESE? 
  • WHAT IS THE USE CASE? IS THERE EVER A GOOD REASON FOR TRADERS TO USE THEM?
  • WHY DO SOME BROKERS & TRADERS GET INTO TROUBLE WITH THESE SEEMINGLY SIMPLE SPREADS?
  • MAIL CALL

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    OBC 85: Your Qs About Options Mistakes, Earnings Volatility and More

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: RUSSELL RHOADS, EQ DERIVATIVES
  • MAIL CALL

  • QUESTION FROM Daniel P Kuczero: What are your thoughts on financially engineering an options strategy to get consistent 8% returns? This is listed on Swan’s marketing - I wonder if it is pointed toward them???
  • QUESTION FROM THEGRATE: Does anyone offer a pre-ea...
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    OBC 84: CRUDE OIL MYTHBUSTING, RATIO PUT SPREADS AND MORE

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING.
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: RUSSELL RHOADS, EQ DERIVATIVES
  • TOPICS:

    THOUGHTS ON THE INSANITY IN THE CRUDE OIL MARKET?

    SHORT PUTS/PUT SPREADS VS. RATIO PUT SPREADS

    MAIL CALL

    QUESTION FROM BUCKEYE: WHAT IS THE ONE MISTAKE THAT YOU SEE THE MOST OFTEN WITH NEW OPTIONS TRADERS?

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    April 22, 2020 33 min

    OBC 83: Pandemic Mail Call Palooza

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING.
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: TONY ZHANG, OPTIONSPLAY
  • MAIL CALL

  • QUESTION FROM ELLE76: WHAT MATTERS MORE WHEN TRADING WEEKLY  OPTIONS - GAMMA OR VEGA?
  • QUESTION FROM DRAKE: I'M CONFUSED. WHAT IS THE DIFF BTWN NDX AND NDXP? 
  • QUESTION FROM THOM: THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT OPTIONS BOOT CAMP PROGRAM. I’VE BEEN DEVOURING ...
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    OBC 82: Talking Time Spreads, Short Puts and Micromarkets

     

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING.
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: TONY ZHANG, OPTIONSPLAY
  • Mark, Tony and Dan discuss whether long straddles still work, the proper way to structure time spreads in this environment, short puts vs. credit call spreads, selling puts in USO and much more.

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    March 17, 2020 57 min

    Options Boot Camp 81: Pandemic Special 

    You asked for it -you got it! Mark and Dan put the drill instructor hats back on for a special pandemic-themed episode. 

    Options Drills Segment

    They start by breaking down their preferred options trades for this volatile environment. 

    Mail Call

    Mark and Dan wade into the mail bag to answer your questions about theta decay,  levered ETPs vs. options, the Schwab/TD merger and much more. 

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    Options Boot Camp 80: Holiday Options Mythbusting   HOST: Mark Longo, The Options Insider Media Group CO-HOST: Dan Passarelli, Market Taker Mentoring  

    On this episode of Options Boot Camp, Mark and Dan discuss:

  • Should you write ITM covered calls?
  • Covered calls versus naked short puts?
  • Busting the most common options myth.
  • And much more...
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    December 31, 2019 23 min

    OBC 79: New Years Mail Call Palooza Part 2

    On this special episode, Mark and Dan ring in the new year by answering your questions about:

  • The impact of spy dividends on options traders
  • Rules of thumb when buying options
  • When to buy a call outright vs a spread
  • and much more...
  • Brought to you by www.Tradier.com

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    December 31, 2019 26 min

    OBC 78: New Years Mail Call Palooza

    On this special episode, Mark and Dan ring in the new year by answering your questions about:

  • Funky Time Spreads
  • Crypto Options
  • Credit Spreads
  • Do Options Pros prefer to sell premium
  • and much more...
  • Brought to you by: www.Tradier.com

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    OBC 77: Hunting for Income in A Low Rate Environment

  • Host: Mark Longo, The Options Insider Media Group
  • Co-Host: Dan Passarelli, Market Taker Mentoring
  • Basic Training Segment

    Options Boot Camp is back! In this episode, Mark and Dan explore how to get aggressive with your income when rates are low. The topics discussed include:

  • Covered Calls
  • Short Puts/Put Spreads
  • Collars
  • Covered Combos/Strangles
  • ITM vs. OTM Covered Calls
  • and More
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    MAIL CALL

    Question from Joe and Linda -  I have  been knee deep with you guys for the last 14 months and can’t Thank You enough for the wealth of information you provide. One of my favorite quotes: “ Your generosity is only exceeded by my gratitude.” I have a long commute to work in the morning and have managed to listen to all 240+ of the Options Playbook, all of the Bootcamp, 90% of the OIC stuff as well as in and out of the ...

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    Options Boot Camp 75: Bringing Education Back With A Vengeance

  • HOST: Mark Longo, Founder and CEO - The Options Insider Media Group
  • Co-Host: Dan Passarelli, Founder - Market Taker Mentoring.
  • Mark and Dan are bringing options education back with a vengeance! In this episode, they kick things off by looking back at a tumultuous 2018. Then they follow up with a super-sized Mail Call segment answering all of your pent-up questions about ...

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    Basic Training: The Return of Volatility!

  • VIX is not dead.
  • VIX jumped from 13.99 on 2/2 to 38.30 on 2/5, and 46.34 on 2/6.
  • What are you thought on the recent resurgence of volatility in the marketplace?
  • Do you think this is a temporary aberration or have we transitioned into a new volatility regime?
  • What is the impact of higher volatility on options strategies? What is the impact of this change for options traders?
  • Mail Call: Options F...

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    Today's guest hosts are Dan Passarelli from Market Taker Mentoring, and Dave Russell, Vice President of Content Strategy at TradeStation.

    Basic Training: Options Education for Veterans

  • Why is TradeStation pursuing veterans?
  • What is TradeStation doing specifically for veterans?
  • Which options strategies are most popular?
  • Mail Call: Options question of the week

    Earnings season is upon us once again! It's time for #Tech to put it...

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    Basic Training: Expiration Mythbusting

  • What is expiration? Why do options expire? What does Triple Witching mean? Quadruple Witching?
  • How does expiration impact the Greeks? How has expiration changed with the advent of the weeklys?
  • Myth: Is it true that options control the stock market on expiration Friday?
  • What happens when you exercise an option? American vs. European exercise? Can you exercise options early? Should you? How does au...
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    Basic Training: A Review of How to Protect Your Profits

  • Easiest method: Buy a 2-3 month put ATM or slightly an OTM put. Protect just those gains.
  • What do you do if you have a broad portfolio?
  • Hedging Rule of Thumb. Expect to spend about 2% of your portfolio for effective 3-6 month protection.
  • How do you reduce the cost of protection?
  • Buy a spread instead of an outright put, set up a collar, or set up a collar with a kicker.
  • Mail Call: ...

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    In this episode, Mark, Dan Passarelli and Jill Malandrino take on listener questions.

    Options Drills: Today's topic was inspired by this listener question:

    Question from MarkLitwin: How do you lose money in options in the most effective way?

  • Don't by ATM straddles
  • Don't load up on far OTM options because they're cheap
  • Don't trade earnings
  • Be careful with trading weeklies
  • Watch out when selling options going into wee...
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    Mark, Dan, and Jill were all in the Options Insider studio to record this session. Education, and hilarity, ensued.

    Options Drills: What are options trading ideas that an active stock trader can use in their portfolio?

  • Getting paid to take on risk, cash-secured put
  • The wheel trade
  • Stock replacement strategy; what about using LEAPS?
  • Using a diagonal spread to generate income
  • Mail Call: Fall in for listener questions and comments

  • Questi...
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