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We are on a mission to help you make smarter investments and trades – it’s just that simple. So if that means pulling back the curtain on everything you know (or thought you knew) about options trading and the stock market then so be it.

The Option Alpha Podcast Kirk Du Plessis

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We are on a mission to help you make smarter investments and trades – it’s just that simple. So if that means pulling back the curtain on everything you know (or thought you knew) about options trading and the stock market then so be it.

    OAP 170 : The 5 Critical Factors for ANY Trading Strategy

    OAP 170 : The 5 Critical Factors for ANY Trading Strategy

    Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show170
    Factor-based strategies and trading systems are all the rage these days. We've been promoting these for many years now but it seems that more and more investors are catching on. As a result, we wanted to cover the 5 critical factors that your trading strategy should have. To us, these serve as the foundational elements for choosing which investing vehicles, indicators, or systems most appropriately fit your portfolio.

    • 24 min
    OAP 169 : Interview w/ Kevin Davitt - Former Market Maker & CBOE Senior Instructor

    OAP 169 : Interview w/ Kevin Davitt - Former Market Maker & CBOE Senior Instructor

    Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show169
    This week we're very excited to share our exclusive interview with Kevin Davitt, a special guest with tons of experience not only as a former market maker, but as the Senior Instructor for The Options Institute at CBOE. As many long time listener's know, we are highly selective with people we choose to bring on as guests for interview and Kevin raises the bar yet again for us with an amazing discussion. During the show we'll touch on everything from his time as a market maker, transitioning to the retail side of trading, though processes on managing positions and controlling risk, and so much more. You're going to love this candid and wide-ranging discussion as much as we enjoyed the time with Kevin.

    • 1 tim. 3 min
    OAP 168 : The 27 Biggest Options Trading Fears

    OAP 168 : The 27 Biggest Options Trading Fears

    Show notes: https://optionalpha.com/show168
    Did you know that fear has nothing to do with logical or cognitive reasoning? It's actually a completely physical response that originates in our body. We fear to be wrong because that might mean we will be alone and people will leave us, which means that we won't be part of a tribe or community, which means it'll be dangerous and we might die. Okay, that's extreme but taken to its logical conclusion we fear because of conditioning we've had as humans for thousands of years to survive on a physical level.
     
    As options traders, we have fears about trading that manifest in dozens and dozens of ways. Today, as we circle the Halloween season, I wanted to tackle the 27 biggest options trading fears that we hear in our community. And, more importantly, how to overcome and conquer these fears. Just saying them out loud and talking through them together might just be what you need to set yourself free and on the right path as a trader. 

    • 47 min
    OAP 167 : Options Trading Profit Targets - When Should You Break The Rules?

    OAP 167 : Options Trading Profit Targets - When Should You Break The Rules?

    Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show167
    Oh, profit targets. The double edge sword of confusion for many traders. Take profits too early and you feel like you left money on the table. Too late and you kick yourself because the trade could have moved against you. And because we've been getting so many questions on when and why we've let positions go beyond traditional profit targets, we wanted to record today's show to talk about the top 3 market setups that would lead us to break profit-taking rules. Yes, you heard me right, and longtime members have known this for years, but we don't always take profits at 25% and 50%. Shocking? Shouldn't be because our Profit Matrix research 2 years ago laid the foundation for holding positions generally longer towards expiration.
     

    • 22 min
    OAP 166 : Understanding The Put Call Ratio The Right Way

    OAP 166 : Understanding The Put Call Ratio The Right Way

    Show notes: https://optionalpha.com/show166
    When it comes to market signals and timing indicators, the Put Call Ratio is one that naturally jumps to the top of many lists. Because the indicator looks at volume in both put and call options, the logical conclusion is that we can interpret the ratio to signal us from an impending top or possible market bottom. But, is that really the case, and if so, how should we use Put Call Ratios moving forward in our analysis. All this and more on this week's podcast episode.

    • 22 min
    OAP 165 : Trading Options? Here Are The 11 "Golden Rules" To Follow

    OAP 165 : Trading Options? Here Are The 11 "Golden Rules" To Follow

    Show notes: https://optionalpha.com/show165
    Personally, I don't like rules. Mostly because I value freedom and flexibility so when someone says that I have to follow the rules I naturally push back. Things that confine me or tell me what to do don't fly well with me. But that only applies to things outside of trading and investing. In the world of investing, and specifically trading options, you need to live by certain rules. Rules that keep you safe and protected from the unknown of the market.
     
    I imagine that the 11 "Golden Rules" I'm going to present in this podcast will cause many of you to push back and challenge their usefulness. Mostly because they'll cause you to trade different than you have in the past, and being different means being uncomfortable. I'm okay with that and I welcome the discussion around them. But don't misinterpret this level of understanding in adoption to also represent flexibility when it comes to these rules. These are "unbreakable" rules for me and should be for you as well.

    • 56 min

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