How to Trade Options – The Fundamentals

Options trading has multiple moving parts which makes it even more challenging than stock trading. The first step for anyone looking to become an options trader is to get...

5 Qualities of Successful Options Traders

Options traders have the potential for substantial profits, the versatility of trading in up, down and sideways markets, and the ability to insure potential losses in an...

Covered Call Option Strategy

The covered call  strategy involves the trader writing a call option against stock they buy right then or already hold. Besides earning a premium for the sale, with covered...

Short Call Option Strategy

Short call, also known as uncovered or naked call, is selling a call without taking a position in the underlying stock. If you are new to options trading, then short calling...

Risk Reversal Option Strategy

The risk reversal options strategy consists of buying an out of the money call option and selling an out of the money put option in the same expiration month. This is a very...

Synthetic Long Stock Option Strategy

The synthetic long stock position consists of buying a call and selling a put in the same month and at the same strike price. The investor who enters this strategy is going to...

Protective Put Option Strategy

A protective put, also known as a synthetic long call, is an options strategy that consists of buying or owning the stock, and then buying one put at strike price A. The...