Options Basics & Fundamentals
October 27th, 2016
October 13th, 2016
June 16th, 2016
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Hey this is Sasha Evdakov and welcome to episode number 89 of let’s talk stocks, and today we’re going to talk about the VIX, and more importantly, how you can use the VIX for trading stocks, but also options.
The VIX typically refers to option trading and it’s really geared and run by the options, but I’m going to share some insight with you about how to use it as a gauge for also if you’re just trading stocks in general.
May 5th, 2016
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Hey this is Sasha Evdakov and welcome to another episode of Let’s Talk Stocks Episode Number 83.
This week we’re talking about Option Trading and Theta Decay and How Does it Work. And how does it affect your trades.
March 10th, 2016
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Hey this is Sasha Evdakov and thank you for joining me for another episode of let’s talk stocks.
In this episode, number 75, what I’d really like to do is go into some basics and just give you some more insight, some ideas about how options are traded.
April 28th, 2015
Understanding the difference between calls and puts can be easy in the beginning, but as you start selling calls and puts, it gets a little more complicated.
I want to take you through the four different situations in relation to calls and puts. Buying a call, selling a call, buying a put and selling a put.
December 2nd, 2014
Typically you make money through selling options. It's through options that you can make money from a stock moving sideways...
If you're just buying and selling shares of stock, you typically can't make money if your stock is moving sideways. You need upward or downward movement to capitalize on the long or short position from your stock trade.
With options, you get more flexibility because you can capitalize if the market is moving sideways. You can even make money if the stock is going up or down.
You sell option premium to achieve this. There's a few different strategies you can use, and some can get complicated...
May 13th, 2014
Hey! It’s Sasha Evdakov founder of Rise2Learn and in this video I want to share with you how to trade a double calendar or at least that one up so that way you can now position it yourself on your own stock trade.
Now double calendar is very similar to a single calendar but it is two calendars rather than one so I want to go over exactly how to set one up and this is just a quick overview video it's not indepth about adjustments or anything like that. Let me share with you exactly what it looks like first off and then afterwards I want to show you exactly how to do it in a trading program.
May 6th, 2014
Hey its Sasha Evdakov founder of Rise2Learn and in this video I want to talk about Options and How you can Read an Option Chain.
It’s important you learn how to read an option chain if you’re trying to trade options and probably know already what the basic premise behind options are and what they are and what they do at but you need to know how to read the option chain.
December 13th, 2012
- Options are contracts
- You pay a premium for them
- You are able to buy or sell stock
- 1 option = 100 shares
- They expire the third Friday of the month you purchase them for
- Strike price = expiration price
- You pay a premium
- The option gets traded and sold versus the stock
- Most people just trade the contracts
- Think of options like buying a house
- You find a house that you like in an area where the houses are selling for $150k. You knock on the door and ask to buy the house. You are willing to give $10k up front if the house is sold to you within 6 months for $200k.
- It is a win-win situation.
- The homeowner gets the $10k and you get the option to purchase the house in the future and you can do research to check if the area is actually developing.
- You have the right, but not the obligation to purchase the house. You pay $10k in order to have the option to buy it.
- If someone gave the homeowner a higher bid, the homeowner would not be able to sell the house because you have the legal right to buy it in the future for $200k.
- The homeowner would have to buy out the contract with you before selling the house for $300k.
Types of Options
- You are expecting the stock to go up
- You are expecting the stock to go down