Stock Market Options Trading

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By: Eric O'Rourke

Join our trading community over at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net to improve your stock and options trading skills. Check out the SMOT YouTube channel for quantitative options strategies and education here: https://www.youtube.com/stockmarketoptionstrading For premium trading services and daily market updates, head over to Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading

What is a Call Wall? w/ Brent Kochuba from SpotGamma.com
#49
Last Friday at 8:00 PM

Excited to have Brent Kochuba back on the show to help explain call and put walls in regards to the options market.

Here's a link to a study they did on the subject: https://spotgamma.com/option-wall-stats/

Spotgamma.com provides powerful insights from the options market through their proprietary stats and indicators. Be sure to check them out.

Want the latest in trading research and support the podcast at the same time?

Come join me at https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading to get started.

Additional Resources:

Stock...


Stop Asking This Question!
#48
08/05/2022

Who's taking the other side of your trade and why would someone take the other side if your analysis is so good?

Stop asking these types of questions and focus on your analysis and risk management. The stock market is simply a way for you to express your opinion in a financial way.

Want the latest in trading research and support the podcast at the same time?

Come join me at https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading to get started.

Additional Resources:

Stock Market Options Trading Free Community:

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Consistency In Trading Stocks and Options
#47
07/27/2022

When podcast listeners join the free community over at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net , I ask them this simple question.

What's the one thing you need to help you make more money trading stocks and options? The more details the better.

Here's the link to this post so you can see the responses:

https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/posts/whats-the-one-thing-you-need-to-help-you-make-more-money-trading-stocks-and-options-the-more-details-the-better

One of the most common answers to this question is centered around consistency in trading. So in this episode, I talk through a few different ways to think about consistency as it can...


These Trades Are Working Right Now
#46
07/06/2022

Each week at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/ myself and other traders share some recent winning trades to let the community know what trades are working right now. We call it Winning Wednesday and in this episode, we're going to review a several trades that other members are trading that are working in 2022.

Here's the direct link to the Winning Wednesday post discussed in this episode:

https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/posts/24706207

Here's the link to the SPX Weekly Options Blueprint video mentioned in this episode:

https://youtu.be/iKUbjh-_Fdk

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$22Million SPY Put Order Today!
#45
06/28/2022

On June 28, 2022, SPY had a small gap up and then $22Million worth of SPY put options were bought and then the market tanked. Talking through this trade and why it would've put some pressure on the market.

Here's a quick video showing the trades and charts:

https://youtu.be/k6obAo16W6U

Be sure to check Episode 42 with Brent Kachuba from SpotGamma.com to learn more about the hedging impact of options flow.

Additional Resources:

Stock Market Options Trading Free Community:

https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/

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Options Trading and Darkpools with Angie Gaskill
#44
06/20/2022

Want the latest in trading research and support the podcast at the same time?

Come join me at https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading to get started.

Angie Gaskill is an independent trader, wife, and mom. She's been trading 15 years and share her approach to options trading and how she uses darkpool data in her trading.

Angie Gaskill Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MomAngtrades

Additional Resources:

Stock Market Options Trading Free Community:

https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/


Stock Market Options Trading YouTube Channel:<...


Trading in 2022 With Erik Smolinski
#43
05/17/2022

Want the latest in trading research and support the podcast at the same time?

Come join me at https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading to get started.

Erik Smolinski joined me for this weeks episode where we discussed his evolution of trading and some of the adjustments he made for trading options in 2022.

You can find Erik over on his YouTube channel where posts informative and educational content for beginners and advanced traders. You can also connect with him Twitter as well.

esInvests YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c...


Brent Kochuba from SpotGamma
#42
04/26/2022

In this episode, I got to speak with Brent Kochuba, Founder of SpotGamma.com where he explains to me some advanced concepts of what makes the stock market really move by way of the options market.

After listening, head over to https://spotgamma.com/about/ to learn more about Brent and the proprietary technology and methodology we discuss in this episode.

Want to support the podcast and get access to my latest research?

Head over to https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading to get started.

Join the podcast community over at https...


Advanced Options Backtesting With Option Omega
#41
03/31/2022

Use the code "SMOT" at OptionOmega.com for 50% off their advanced backtesting software.

In this episode, I talk with Troy and Rusty from Option Omega on the creativity of options trading and how advanced backtesting can help retail traders improve their strategies. We discuss some of the challenges of backtesting and how this software addresses that in an easy to use interface.

Join the podcast community over at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net to ask questions and connect with other retail traders.

Free SPY Call Buying Strategy Course:

https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net...


Kelly Criterion For Position Sizing Credit Spreads
#40
03/15/2022

In this episode, I cover my interpretation of the Kelly Criterion to help determine the optimum position size for a credit spread strategy. We'll talk through the basic idea as well as the four factors or variables you need to calculate the Kelly Criterion. This episode will give an example for applying it to a credit spread strategy but the Kelly Criterion can also be used for other strategies too.

Free SPY Call Buying Strategy Course:

https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/all-courses

Great YouTube Video on the Kelly Criterion:

https://youtu.be...


R Multiple for Credit Spreads
#39
03/02/2022

R Multiple is the amount you won or lost in terms of your risk. Knowing your R Multiple will help you position size correctly in which we will cover in another episode. In this episode, we'll talk through the basics of the R Multiple and how to think about it when it comes to credit spreads.

I learned the concept of R-Multiples from a book called "Trading Your Way To Financial Freedom" by Van Tharp. Upon preparing for this episode, I found out that Van Tharp recently passed away and am dedicating this episode to him as...


Index Options Trading with David Sun
#38
01/28/2022

David Sun is an index options trader and has his own podcast called The Trade Busters where he details his index options trading strategies. David was on Episode 20 and 21 of the podcast about a year ago so it was great catching up with him in this episode to see how's he's adjusted his strategies this past year.

Here's a link to David's TastyTrade Rising Star segment:

https://youtu.be/EG3kKNZxkBQ

Be sure to check out David's podcast called The Trade Busters when you get a chance. He's also posted so of his...


5 Huge Option Trading Tips For Beginners
#37
01/19/2022

This is a must listen episode if you are a new options trader. The goal here is to help get you to consistent profits and these tips can help when you're first starting out with options.

Want to discuss this episode with us? Come join us at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/ where you ask questions and comment about this episode or anything else related to stocks and options.

Want to trade with me or get advanced training? Come join me over on https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading for intermediate and advanced options strategies.

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Running a Stock Market Insurance Company
#36
11/18/2021

Great discussion with another SPX options trader where we discuss his approach to trading put options like a stock market insurance company.

Want to discuss this episode with us? Come join us at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/ where you ask questions and comment about this episode or anything else related to stocks and options.

Want to trade with me or get advanced training? Come join me over on https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading for intermediate and advanced options strategies.

Be sure to Follow the podcast on your favorite podcast player and leave a...


SPX 0DTE Options Trading For The Rest Of Us
#35
10/15/2021

In this episode, I'm sharing my exact SPX 0DTE Put Credit Spread strategy for Mondays. SPX 0DTE is the act of trading options the day they expire. Typically, to take advantage of selling premium on the last of expiration.

The goal of this episode is to give you a full strategy to walk away with but also an invite to join us for more options trading research.

The SPX 0DTE strategy in this episode is from a module out of the SPX 0DTE Masterclass and Community hosted on the website at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net...


When to Buy SPY Call Options
#34
10/06/2021

In this episode we'll backtest an SPY call option buying strategy during market pullbacks like we're in the middle of here in October 2021. We'll look at a 5 year study and talk through exactly the market condition, the buy signal, which call options and expiration, and exit strategy.

This is for informational purposes and should not be considered financial advice.

Join our trading community over at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net to improve your stock and options trading skills.

Check out the SMOT YouTube channel for quantitative options strategies and education here: https://www.youtube...


El Salvador Trader Discuss Bitcoin As A Currency
#33
09/16/2021

In September of 2021, the country of El Salvador made Bitcoin legal tender. Shortly after, the price of Bitcoin dropped about 20%.

In this episode, I talk to a trading buddy who lives in El Salvador to discuss what it looks like to have Bitcoin as legal tender as well as his perception of it all.

After listening, head over to the website at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net/ and join the discussion around stocks, options, and crypto in a positive constructive environment with absolutely no spam or trolls.

Thank you.


Trader Chat: Regular Income vs. Trading Income
#32
09/07/2021

In this episode, I'm sharing a casual conversation with one of my Patreon members around trading for income and hedging with options.

It was a great conversation and I regret having to cut it so short.

Head over to https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading for more details around some of the strategies we were discussing in this episode.

Thanks for listening.


Trader Chat: Autotrading, Credit Spread Risk Reward, Hedging, Retirement
#31
08/31/2021

In this episode, I'm sharing a casual conversation with one of my Patreon members around various subjects including autotrading services, the risk reward of credit spreads, hedging, and retirement.

It was a great conversation and I regret having to cut it so short.

Head over to https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading for more details around some of the strategies we were discussing in this episode.

Thanks for listening.


Tips For Learning A New Trading Strategy
#30
08/23/2021

Learning a new trading strategy can be fun and exciting but I often see traders struggle with new strategies because of conflicting ideas from previous things they've learned. Therefore I put together some tips and tricks on learning new strategies and really what it takes to find an edge and make money trading stocks and options.

The tips and tricks in this episode were from a live zoom workshop I hosted for trading SPX put credit spreads with 7 days to expiration.

For the full video training, check out the video over on YouTube:

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Conservative Monthly Options Strategy With Hedging
#29
07/13/2021

Today's episode is the audio version of a conservative monthly options trading strategy recently posted at https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading for supporters of the podcast and YouTube channel.

Along with the consistent income strategy, there is a companion hedging strategy that was discussed in Episode 25. Together, these strategies averaged a 40%+ return during the 5 year lookback period.

Consider become a patron over on Patreon to get access to the details of this strategy as well as several other mechanical and systematic income strategies at https://www.patreon.com/VerticalSpreadOptionsTrading

There's even an option...


Are Option Probabilities B.S.?
#28
06/22/2021

One of the attractions of trading options is the idea that you can create trades with varying degrees of probabilities of profit. In this episode, I put the option probabilities that the trading platforms give us to the test by doing a 10year backtest. The focus is on comparing both the call and put side to see if over a long term period of time, if the probabilities play out as expected.

As a bonus, listeners can view the studies discussed in this episode over on the community website in the Podcast section.

Here's the...


Teen Investing with Jack Rosenthal
#27
06/08/2021

Want to discuss this episode with us?

Come join us over on the podcast trading community at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net where you can ask questions and discuss this with other traders.

In this week's episode, I got to speak with Jack Rosenthal on teen investing. Jack started investing at a very young age and started a Teen Investing club over at http://younginvestorsclub.org/

He's written a couple books on Teen Investing and Entrepreneurship that are available on Amazon. Here's a link to learn more about his books on Amazon. 

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0% Capital Gains with Act 60 Tax Incentives
#26
06/01/2021

Want to discuss this episode with us?

Come join us over on the podcast trading community at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net where you can ask questions and discuss this with other traders. 

In this week's episode, I spoke with Sam Silverman from https://relocatepuertorico.com/ where he explained the tax incentives for living in Puerto Rico for both business owners and investors and traders like. 

As a trader or investor, paying 0% on capital gains can be a game changer as we know but and also work for anyone who works remotely who is ru...


Unit Put Options For Hedging
#25
05/06/2021

Want to discuss this episode with us?

Come join us over on the podcast trading community at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net where you can ask questions and discuss this with other traders. 

In this week's podcast, I talk about how to hedge your stock or option portfolio with unit put options. Also known as units or unit puts. Unit put options are options that have very little value as the options market is unable to price them properly which allows them to explode in value during a market correction. 

I'll share how i am...


Options Trading Research: Selling Naked Puts on IWM
#24
04/14/2021

Want to discuss this episode with us? Come join us over on the podcast trading community at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net where you can continue this conversation with Lee and myself about this episode and any other trading topics. 

In this week's podcast, I expand some options trading research I've been posting on the YouTube channel around selling naked puts on IWM and SPY ETFs. We're going to focus on IWM for this episode but encourage you to check the different variations of this strategy on YouTube.

Here are the links to the YouTube videos:


Hacking the Option Chain with Lee Spaziano
#23
04/02/2021

Want to discuss this episode with us?

Come join us over on the podcast trading community at https://www.stockmarketoptionstrading.net where you can continue this conversation with Lee and myself about this episode and any other trading topics. 

Lee Spaziano is a data scientist and long time options trader and in this episode we discuss how we are working together to combine these two fields to take advantage of SPX's multiple expirations per week to increase our frequency of high probability trades. We discuss how we acquired tons of SPX intra-day options pricing and L...


Introducing StockMarketOptionsTrading.net
#22
03/19/2021

Come join us at www.StockMarketOptionsTrading.net

This new free community was built for podcast listeners to connect with myself and guests on the show. 

It operates like a Facebook group but without the distraction, spam, and negativity that comes along with Facebook. 

More importantly is the common purpose which is as follows:

We bring together stock and options traders to create consistent profits in the stock market so that we can achieve financial freedom and create life long income.

If this common purpose resonates with you and you wa...


SPX SPY Options Trading with David Sun
#21
02/15/2021

We're back with the rest of my discussion with David Sun. So much great options trading insight with our discussions. Be sure to check out the previous episode if you haven't done so already. In this episode we get into how selling out of the money puts isn't necessarily a bullish strategy, managing risk of trading SPX and SPY high probability options strategies, using stop loss orders with options trading, and where on the options chain we like to sell. 

If you found this episode helpful in anyway, could you let me know by leaving a review o...


Tastytrade Rising Star David Sun Explains Options Trading Concepts
#20
02/08/2021

David Sun has a great understanding of options and was featured on TastyTrade's Rising Star series about his approach to options trading. We had a great in depth discussion and I decided to break it into two segments with this episode being the first. 

In this episode, he's going to talk us through the base concepts of the TastyTrade style of options trading which leads us into a discussion around being delta neutral and what that means for your portfolio. 

You won't want to miss the next episode  where we dive into specific strategies David tra...


Trade Tracking Software Made For Options Traders with Ben Latz
#19
01/18/2021

We all know that tracking your trades is important but it's often a tedious task, especially when it comes to options trading. My guest today though has helped this important area of trading by creating a piece of software that organizes and analyzes your trades automatically. 

His name is Ben Latz from WingmanTracker.com.

Twitter: @benlatz - https://twitter.com/benlatz

Email: ben@wingmantracker.com

Website: https://wingmantracker.com and https://benlatz.com

Code Use code "eric" on sign up to get $50 off!

Thank for listening. 

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My Core Portfolio: Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Volatility, Bitcoin, and Cash
#18
12/17/2020

In this episode, we're going to go over my Core Portfolio for trading Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Volatility, Bitcoin, and Cash. By trading a small handful of strategies across the major asset classes, we're able to make consistent gains year over year.

Head over to https://optionstrading.help/core for an overview of the Core Portfolio. 

While you're there, you can learn how to get trade alert notifications for the Core Portfolio to trade with me and a couple hundred other retail traders. 

Thanks for listening. 

J. Eric O'Rourke

https://opt...


How to improve your trading results with Rance Masheck
#17
11/16/2020

Retail traders get their edge through modern trading technology and today's guest are looking to help.

Rance Mascheck and Chris Mercer from MarketGear.com discuss the evolution of trading technologies and how their software can improve your trading results. There are so many nuggets in this episode and I'm sure you're going to enjoy this one as much as I did. 

Be sure to check out www.MarketGear.com/Eric for details after listening. 

Thank you. 

J. Eric O'Rourke

www.OptionsTrading.Help/Services


TastyTrade Rising Star Fauzia Timberlake Talks Options
#16
10/26/2020

TastyTrade Rising Star Fauzia Timberlake is on the show this week explaining how she using the TastyTrade principles in her options trading. She currently does one on one coaching helping traders navigate the markets. 

Here are some links to learn more about Fauzia and how you can connect with her online:

Listen to her interview with Vonetta Logan

Watch her Rising Star interview

Like her on Facebook

Join her Facebook group

See her trades from the Follow tab.

Follow her on Twitter @traderfauzia

T...


Option Strategy For Small Trading Accounts
#15
10/19/2020

Have a small trading account but thinking about trading options?

You're in luck as this episode shows how trading TLT bull call spreads the past 5 years made over 600% and is perfect for small trading accounts. 

The bull call spread strategy discussed here is also known as an in out debit spread. An in out debit spread is a vertical spread where the option you buy is in the money and the option you sell is out of the money. In out debit spreads are great for beginners with small trading accounts who want to get d...


Conservative Options Strategy with Brian Terry CFP
#14
09/28/2020

I learned a lot from this great discussion with Brian Terry CFP.

Brian shared his conservative covered call strategy where he is selling in the money calls on stocks using weekly options with the intent of getting called away every week.

I've known Brian for a couple years now and I know he leans on the conservative side of trading and he thinks this strategy is great for conservative traders in retirement. 

It's an interesting twist on strategy used to create additional income. 

Brian runs a Facebook group dedicated to this st...


Index Options Explained
#13
09/14/2020

Index Options Explained

To receive the free Index Options Mini Course, go to https://OptionsTrading.help/IndexOptions and I'll send you the 7 part video series to get your trading profitably on your own in as little as 1 week. 

The 7 part video series includes a weekly options strategy for SPX showing you exactly how to put this trade on every week. It also includes a 5 year performance look back so that you fully understand what to expect when trading this profitable strategy. 

As mentioned in this episode, the 3 main reasons to consider trading index op...


Which Option Should I Buy?
#12
08/17/2020

Which option should I buy?

Thanks for listenting to this week's Stock Market Otpions Trading podcast comparing the results of buying different Delta call options on AAPL the past 5 years.

To recap the optons trading strategy that was used, we backtested buying a call option with about 30 days to expiration when AAPL crossed back above its 21ema and closed the trade afetr 14 calendar days.

By taking the same trade entry and trade exit, it allowed us to compare the results of choosing different strike call options from deep in the money, at the...


Bollinger Bands Options Trading Strategy
#11
07/27/2020

Thanks for listening to this week's Stock Market Options Trading podcast about using Bollinger Bands as an entry signal when the RUT crosses above the upper band.

Here's the link the Patreon article for podcast supporters to see more details around the 4 different credit spreads discussed in the episode. (You may need to copy then paste into your browser)

https://bit.ly/2WX6W5s

Becoming a Podcast Supporter is only $5 per month and gets you access to trading research with the ability to discuss trading one on one with myself or in...


How To Invest In Work From Home Stocks
#10
07/14/2020

Thanks for listening to this week's episode of investing in work from home stocks.

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the remote work theme as more and more people are choosing to stay home if they can. As we discussed, working from home also gives benfit to the company in the form of less overhead costs such as rent and increased talent pool for finding better workers who may not live in the same geographical area as the office.

Here's the link to the Direxion website for more information regarding the WFH ETF which holds 40 stocks...