Options Education

Ever Consider a Bear Put Spread?

The market has been on quite a run lower lately since the S&P 500 hit its all-time high earlier this month.... More »

Option Block 330: Falklands War Volatility

Keep calm & watch volatility levels.... More »

Volatility Views 107: Another Day, Another Selloff

What is the panel's opinion on an international VIX?... More »

Volatility Trading Digest – Cyclical Rotation Review

Trade selection using volatility as the primary criteria. Different trades for different volatility opportunities.... More »

Volatility Trading Digest – Goose & the Golden Eggs

Those who have plenty want more and lose all they have.... More »

Option Block 329: The Great SPY vs. SPX Iron Condor Debate

SPX vs. SPY Iron Condors. The debate rages on.... More »

Double Your Pleasure

Both double calendars and double diagonals have the same fundamental structure; each is short option contracts in nearby expirations and long option contracts in farther out expirations in equal numbers.... More »

FX Play in the Cable

The recent ascent in the British Pound has lifted futures near 1.6800 in June challenging the highs from mid-February. ... More »

Options Playbook Radio 6: Meet the Greeks Volume 1: Delta

It's time to meet the greeks. First up, delta!... More »

Option Block 328: Earnings Season Is Back

Uncle Mike discusses selling puts in a down market. Plus, earnings!... More »

New Stocks Vs. Old Stocks

A student recently inquired if there was a difference in trading newer stocks versus older stocks.... More »

Typical Market Behavior – Fascinating

The other day, I was speaking with a student of ours and he asked me a question I have been asked before. He said, “Aren’t you afraid of giving too much of your strategy away as it may not work if too many people... More »

Trading Tech Talk 6: Interview with Blair Hull

Blair Hull is on the show discussing the'87 crash, HFT, multiple market centers, and more!... More »

Volatility Views 106: HFT and Volatility

HFT and volatility: How do they relate?... More »

Momentum Breakouts

One thing that you must remember about the core strategy is that you want to trade in the direction of the dominant trend and enter and exit at supply and demand zones. ... More »

Old School Meets New Students – Getting a Handle on Interest Rate Futures Contracts

Part of understanding a Futures contract is to understand what a minimum tick and the dollar value of that minimum tick is. ... More »

Counting the Days – Calendar Option Strategy

At times when options are cheap, it seems like a good idea to buy them. But when they are cheap, it’s because the option-buying public doesn’t believe there will be much price movement in the near future.... More »

Volatility Trading Digest – Volatility Kings 1Q Update

Trade selection using volatility as the primary criteria. Different trades for different volatility opportunities. ... More »

The Long & Short of Futures Options 16: All about the Ags

In this episode, Mark is joined by Tim Andriesen, Managing Director of Agriculture and Alternative Investment Products at CME.... More »

Option Block 327: You, Too, Can Be an FBI Junior Agent

If you're really good, maybe you can even get a little badge.... More »

FX Trading Mind-Set 101

As many of my regular readers will already be aware of, I am especially passionate about the Psychological aspects of trading and the inner mental game which active traders and to some degree longer-term investors, have... More »

How The Markets Work It Off

No, this is not an article about weight loss! It is more about preventing financial loss. ... More »

Different Option Strategies on AAPL

Compared to trading stocks, there are so many more strategies available to an option trader. But more importantly: Do you know why there are so many different types of options strategies? ... More »

Options Playbook 5: Volatility and Probability, Continued

How does a 1 standard deviation move affect prices for short-term options? There’s a formula for that!... More »

You Sure You Are Looking At Charts Properly?

There is so much education, and so many books and articles on how to properly analyze price charts.... More »

Immediate Momentum

A student emailed me and asked about the usefulness of the market depth window on his trading platform. ... More »

Can an All-Time High Be Shorted?

One of the tenets of our supply and demand core strategy is buying low and selling high. ... More »

The Aussie – The Currency Down Under

As go commodities, so goes the Aussie dollar. ... More »

Option Block 326: Options Trading for Bitcoin

Option Block 326: Options Trading for Bitcoin... More »

Volatility Views 105: Happy Anniversary, VIX!

VIX futures turn 10!... More »

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The Options Insider Radio Network

The Options News Rundown

Your source for the most important news and information from the world of options.

The Options News Rundown

The Options Insider Radio Network

All of our radio programs in one convenient place.

The Options Insider Radio Network

Options Insider Radio

The original options podcast. Features interviews with leading options figures.

Options Insider Radio

The Option Block

This high-octane program features education, analysis, strategies and unusual activity.

The Option Block

Volatility Views

The premier radio program for volatility traders.

Volatility Views

The Long And Short Of Futures Options

Your source for futures options information.

The Long And Short Of Futures Options

The Advisor's Option

Arming advisors with the info necessary to manage risk.

The Advisor's Option

Options Boot Camp

Get into peak options trading shape.

Options Boot Camp

Options Insider Special Events

Compelling panel & special event recordings from the options world.

Options Insider Special Events

OIC's Wide World of Options

A dynamic mix of current events, investor resources, & strategy insights.

OIC's Wide World of Options

The Futures Options Roundtable

Futures Options Analysis, Education, Strategies and More...

The Futures Options Roundtable

Trading Tech Talk

Trading Tech Talk

Trading Tech Talk

Options Playbook Radio

Break down cutting-edge options strategies and learn how to incorporate them into your portfolio

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