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When I teach options seminars, I like to ask how many participants are brand-new to options. Almost always, about half to three-quarters have never traded an option contract before.

Before you get into an options trade, it's important to know how to get out. Our specialists discuss various exit strategies for different options strategies.

As someone who utilizes options trading strategies, you probably already know about the advantages, characteristics, and risks of options spread strategies.  Now, you can use these types of strategies in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) at Sc

Volatility options are very different from regular index options—proceed with caution.
When it comes to profitable short options positions, I always consider closing out risk. I try to keep it simple and keep the ‘feel good’ (and greed) out of it.
Two of the most important ways to evaluate a trade are to consider the amount of money at risk (max loss) versus the amount of money you could make (max gain); and the second is to consider the probability of earning a profit versus the probability of incurring a loss.
When it comes to options trading, education and awareness are important for establishing a strong foundation. Consider these common mistakes that traders often encounter.
If you've traded stocks, there's a good chance you're at least familiar with the concept of trading options. But there's also a good chance you're not sure what that means.
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