218 episodes

At Option Alpha we are devoted to empowering traders with simple, powerful tools supported by world-class research and education. For far too long the options industry has been fragmented, lagging, and unnecessarily complex. By developing industry-first automation technology, enhancing data and information accessibility, and nurturing our thriving community at every level, Option Alpha is changing the way people trade options forever. We’re more than just a software company; we’re leading a movement of traders at every level who are unlocking more freedom through improved and expanded options.

The Option Alpha Podcast Kirk Du Plessis

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At Option Alpha we are devoted to empowering traders with simple, powerful tools supported by world-class research and education. For far too long the options industry has been fragmented, lagging, and unnecessarily complex. By developing industry-first automation technology, enhancing data and information accessibility, and nurturing our thriving community at every level, Option Alpha is changing the way people trade options forever. We’re more than just a software company; we’re leading a movement of traders at every level who are unlocking more freedom through improved and expanded options.

    217: Shop Talk: Autotrading Expectations, Trading Routine and Consistency, and Market Update

    217: Shop Talk: Autotrading Expectations, Trading Routine and Consistency, and Market Update

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show217

    Hey everyone this is Kirk here again from optionalpha.com, working every single week to make this the most popular investing podcast offered online because it's based on one thing and one thing only and that's. . . Helping you consistently place SMARTER trades. Thank you so much again for tuning in and welcome back!

    • 37 min
    216: Shop Talk: Twitter Bid, Oil Volatility, and Strategy Selection

    216: Shop Talk: Twitter Bid, Oil Volatility, and Strategy Selection

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show216

    Hey everyone this is Kirk here again from optionalpha.com, working every single week to make this the most popular investing podcast offered online because it's based on one thing and one thing only and that's. . . Helping you consistently place SMARTER trades. Thank you so much again for tuning in and welcome back!

    • 55 min
    215: The 15 Trading Psychology Questions to Ask Yourself If You Don't Have a Trading Coach

    215: The 15 Trading Psychology Questions to Ask Yourself If You Don't Have a Trading Coach

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show215

    On this week's episode, we'll present a collection of questions custom tailored for digging deep into your psychology and mindset around trading. These are questions you should ask yourself, ones that trading coach might ask you, on a recurring schedule to help uncover and keep a pulse on the potentially harmful subconscious "self-talk" that tends to consume you. Look, trading options is already hard enough and it's certainly not in your best interest be your own worst enemy when it comes to your mindset. We cannot predict or control the markets, though we all try on some level, but we absolutely can learn to focus and control our minds if we give it the attention it deserves. To help frame our trading psychology session together we'll walk through 15 questions you should ask yourself right now.

    • 34 min
    214: Build A Fully Automated Options Portfolio with $3,000 in 1-Click

    214: Build A Fully Automated Options Portfolio with $3,000 in 1-Click

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show214

    New traders with small accounts are constantly on the hunt for option strategies that help them get started but intelligently allocate their money without blowing up. And so back on Show 159 of the podcast we outlined a framework for building an options portfolio with just $3,000 which become of our most popular episodes. But when we recorded it, almost 2 years ago, we didn't have automated trading which means you still had to take everything we discussed and manually implement and execute the trading strategy yourself. Well, the days of manually trading are history. We've entered a new era with autotrading technology and on today's show we'll blow your mind as we introduce a new bot template you can clone in 1-click that was specifically built for traders with a small portfolio around $3,000. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    213: What I Learned From NOT Trading Last Year

    213: What I Learned From NOT Trading Last Year

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show213

    Last year during the beta launch of the autotrading platform, I decided to take some time off from trading so that my full and undivided attention was appropriately on supporting groups of beta users during the launch of the autotrading platform. Plus, my live accounts were the proverbial "guinea pigs" for lots of critical testing and bug hunting that could only be found when connecting bots to live markets. But this "reflection time" was not only welcomed because of the time it freed up in my daily routine, it also was enlightening to sit back and observe for an extended period of time. And now that I'm back to trading (with bots of course), I thought it might be helpful to share some of the the things that stuck out most during my time not trading. As they say, self-reflection is scary but necessary for growth.

    • 28 min
    212: How Smart Traders Allocate Capital Efficiently Inside Their Bots

    212: How Smart Traders Allocate Capital Efficiently Inside Their Bots

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show212

    Allocating capital used to be a cumbersome and time-consuming process. Breaking out your calculator or excel spreadsheet to manually run risk calculations and position sizing percentages before opening new trades. That's all of course if you actually remember to check your position sizing before each new position. Now, with automated trading, smart traders are creating highly efficient capital allocation systems that correctly adjust position sizing on the fly without ever forgetting or skipping this critical step. In this week's show, we'll spotlight unique and automated ways to allocation capital inside your bots and unpack some thought-provoking questions you should consider when building your trading strategy. 

    • 54 min

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Option Alpha has taught me how to make trading a business of risk control, like running an insurance company. I now feel like I have some control over my trades and can control the risk. I recently sold a stock at what should have been a 25 percent loss, but ended up being a profitable trade, because I consistently sold call options against the position. I would recommend listening and learning as much as you can.

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