221 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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

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.

    220: Four "Wicked-Smart" Ways to Use SmartPricing

    220: Four "Wicked-Smart" Ways to Use SmartPricing

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show220

    In today's show, I'll walk through four clever, dare I say "wicked-smart", ways to leverage our proprietary SmartPricing technology for routing orders intelligently to the markets. If you're already trading with us at Option Alpha then you'll learn some new techniques that will help improve the efficiency of your bots and automations. If you're not trading with bots yet and are still manually entering all your opening and closing orders yourself, waiting for your trade to fill, canceling and replacing the order with a different price if it doesn't fill, waiting again for the trade to fill, and on and on, then you'll love how much time you save when you start using SmartPricing.

    • 26 min
    219: How to Calculate Break Even Prices for Option Strategies

    219: How to Calculate Break Even Prices for Option Strategies

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show219

    Calculating break even prices for different option strategies isn't as complicated and overwhelming as it might seem. Yes, you do need to perform some basic math functions to find different break even prices but it's certainly not rocket science. Plus, it's an invaluable concept to master because it's critical to your success as a trader. In today's show, I'll help you understand what break even prices are and how to calculate them for all of the most popular option strategies. Yep, that's right, we're going to walk through everything together step by step so you can finally master it once and for all. Let's get started.

    • 1 hr
    218: How to Survive Bear Markets Trading Options

    218: How to Survive Bear Markets Trading Options

    Show Notes: https://optionalpha.com/show218

    In life there are three things that are certain; death, taxes, and bear markets. For many new options traders, the current bear market we've found ourselves in might just be your first. An inconvenient reminder that risk is present when trading, particularly when trading options. But alas, as the old saying goes, "It's just part of the game..." and my goal today is to make sure that this bear market isn't your last. That's right, I want to help you survive this bear market, maybe even thrive in this volatility, and ensure that you live to trade every bear market that comes in the future.

    • 48 min
    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

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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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