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Options Playbook Radio 242: Huddling Up About Expiration and More


Host: Mark Longo, Founder and CEO - The Options Insider Media Group
Co-Host: Brian Overby, Senior Options Analyst - Ally Invest

In this episode Brian and Mark huddle up to answer the following questions:

QUESTION FROM Paul V: When is the “official” close as far as options expiration is concerned? I’ve had calls assigned and had stocks put to me when the strike was out of the money at market close but it moved in and out during after hours trading. Any light you can shed on how expirations work would be appreciated. Thanks Paul, Sacramento, CA

QUESTION FROM B0R1NG: When do you just buy a call vs a spread? Is that ever the preferable option?

QUESTION FROM COS7MNT: What’s the ideal time frame for trading options? Mostly short-term?  

About Brian Overby


As Senior Options Analyst for Ally Invest, Brian Overby is a widely sought-after resource for his option trading knowledge and market insights. He has contributed to numerous articles for the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg and has had numerous appearances on CNBC Fast Money and Fox Business News. A veteran of the financial industry since 1992, Brian continually seeks to improve the understanding of the retail investor. He has given thousands of option trading seminars worldwide, written hundreds of articles on investing, and is the author of the popular trading resource, The Options Playbook and it’s free, acclaimed companion site OptionsPlaybook.com. Prior to joining Ally, Brian was a senior staff instructor for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and managed the training department for one of the world's largest market makers, Knight Trading Group.

Author's web site: http://www.ally.com/invest/self-directed-trading/


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