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Options Boot Camp is designed to help get you into peak options trading shape by teaching you options trading inside and out, basic to complex. Listeners can even submit their own options questions to be answered on the show.
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Options Boot Camp 105: Hedging Crazy Markets Revisited Back by listener demand, Mark and Dan once again explore potential ways to hedge your portfolio during crazy markets. They explore the pandemic pros & cons of the following four strategies: Protective Puts Put Spreads Ratio Put Spreads Stock Substitution
Options Boot Camp 104: Selling vs. Buying Puts and Why You Can't Trade VIX On this episode, Mark and Dan answer you questions about: What is the best skew shape for an options collar?] Are we better off selling puts rather than buying them? Why can't we update OI more often than once per day? Is there any way to trade the VIX directly rather than the futures? and much more...
Options Boot Camp 103: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida of Iron Butterflies On this episode, Mark and Dan explore the crazy (but definitely not cowardly) world of Iron Butterflies. What are they? Why would you want to trade them (or not trade them)? Plus they explore your $VIX outlook and answer your questions about Gamma Scalping.   
OPTIONS BOOT CAMP 102:  GAMMA SCALPING FOR BEGINNERS HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING WHAT THE HECK IS GAMMA SCALPING? LONG GAMMA = LONG THETA.  WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT IT? WHEN SHOULD I USE IT? GAMMA SCALPING EXAMPLE MAIL CALL ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION ABOUT SKEW DATA AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
OBC 101: WHY ARE PUTS SO $%S! EXPENSIVE!?! HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING BASIC TRAINING: WHY ARE PUTS SO EXPENSIVE VOLATILITY COMPONENT OF AN OPTIONS PRICE INVESTMENT SKEW S&P 500 VOLATILITY SKEW COMMODITIES SKEW MAIL CALL ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION ABOUT VOLUME CONTRACTS FOR VARIOUS STOCKS AND CHICAGO BEING THE HOME OF THE DERIVATIVES MARKET.
OPTIONS BOOT CAMP THE 100TH EPISODE SPECTACULAR HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING MAIL CALL SEGMENT TODAY WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT: FORECASTING MARKET DIRECTION COMPANY PR AND OPTIONS EXPIRATION IMPLIED VOLATILITY VS. ANALYZING THE NET COST OF THE TRADE DELTA AS A TRUE MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITY OPEN INTEREST IN THE OPTIONS MARKET HEDGING STRATEGIES BROKER REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTIONS TRADING FULL TIME OPTIONS TRADING AND MUCH MORE
OBC 99: Hedging Lofty Markets, Technicals vs. Fundamentals & More HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: RUSSELL RHOADS, EQ DERIVATIVES On this episode, Mark and Russell answer your questions about: Hedging These Crazy Markets.  Technical vs. Fundamental Analysis. Too Many Options Exchanges? Can VIX Revisit its 2017 Lows? Is Mark the Michael Jordan of Options Podcasting? and much more..
OBC 98: THE MYSTERIOUS VIX HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: RUSSELL RHOADS, EQ DERIVATIVES TOPIC THE MYSTERIOUS VIX VIX HISTORY MODERN VIX: SWITCHED TO S&P500 (AKA SPX) RECENT TWEAKS COMMON MISPERCEPTION OTHER DURATIONS OF VIX COMMODITY FLAVORS OF VIX MAIL CALL ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION ABOUT HEDGING STRATEGIES
OBC 97: YOUR Q'S ABOUT ASSIGNMENT RISK, FIRST OPTIONS TRADES AND MORE HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING MAIL CALL SEGMENT TODAY WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT: ASSIGNMENT RISK FIRST OPTIONS TRADES THE ROBIN HOOD PLATFORM AND MORE
OBC 96: TRADING OPTIONS AROUND EARNINGS HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING. TOPIC PUT VOLATILITY TO WORK WHEN TRADING EARNINGS STRADDLES EXPECTED EARNINGS IMPLIED VOLATILITY AND OPTION VEGA TRADE OFFS
OBC 95: Your Q’s About Going Pro, Pandemic Options Trading and More HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING MAIL CALL SEGMENT TODAY WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT: EARLY EXERCISE RISK ON SHORT PUTS MAKING A LIVING TRADING OPTIONS FULL TIME BLACK SWAN PUT SPREADS IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON THE OPTIONS MARKET AND MORE...
OBC 94: Let's Get Psychological HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING. TOPICS: TIPS TO HELP IMPROVE YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO TRADING "YOUR 1ST LOSS IS YOUR BEST LOSS" CONFIDENCE VS STATISTICS ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING OVERCOMING FEAR AND GREED and much more...
OBC 93: YOUR Q’S ABOUT COVERED CALLS, WORTHLESS GREEKS AND THE DEATH OF TVIX HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING NASDAQ HOT SEAT: ERIC METZ, SPIDERROCK ADVISORS MAIL CALL SEGMENT TODAY WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT: COVERED CALLS GREEKS TVIX  
OBC 92: THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF A LACK OF OPTIONS EDUCATION HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING NASDAQ HOT SEAT: ERIC METZ, SPIDERROCK ADVISORS BASIC TRAINING SEGMENT - EARLY ASSIGNMENT TRAGEDY THOUGHTS ON EARLY ASSIGNMENT OF SHORT PUTS. RISKS/REWARDS/TIPS/TRICKS? EXAMPLE OF AN UNPLANNED DEBIT AFTER SELLING A PUT SPREAD
OBC 91: YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT DIAGONALS, NEGATIVE RATES, USO AND MORE HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING NASDAQ HOT SEAT: BRIAN OVERBY, ALLY INVEST MAIL CALL SEGMENT Today we answer your Qs about: Diagonals / Strike Price Placement Option Prices and Negative Interest Rates The USO Adjustment and more..
OBC 90: Let’s Talk Iron Condors HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING NASDAQ HOT SEAT: BRIAN OVERBY, ALLY INVEST BASIC TRAINING SEGMENT - IRON CONDORS WHAT IS AN IRON CONDOR? EXAMPLES OF IRON CONDORS. WHEN DO YOU WANT TO USE AN IRON CONDOR? WHEN DO YOU NOT WANT TO USE AN IRON CONDOR? WHAT ARE SOME MISTAKES THAT PEOPLE MAKE WHEN TRADING AN IRON CONDOR? MAIL CALL WE ANSWER YOUR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME SPREADS/CALENDAR SPREADS.
OBC 89: Mail Call - Even More Questions About Time Spreads HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING NASDAQ HOT SEAT: MATT AMBERSON, FOUNDER, ORATS MAIL CALL QUESTION FROM SCOTT SOMER: IF YOU CHOOSE TO DIAGONALIZE YOUR TIME (CALENDAR SPREAD) DO YOU PREFER TO MOVE ONE OPTION TO CREATE "CREDIT SPREAD DIAGONAL" OR "DEBIT SPREAD DIAGONAL?" QUESTION FROM INDELIA: WHAT IS THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR A TIME SPREAD?  QUESTION FROM B6: I’VE MOSTLY HEARD IT SAID THAT THE MOST YOU CAN LOSE ON A TIME SPREAD IS THE AMOUNT YOU PAY FOR IT. BUT SINCE YOU’RE SHORT MORE GAMMA THAN YOU ARE LONG CAN’T YOU POTENTIALLY GET HIT IN AN EXTREME MARKET DOWNTURN WHERE YOU ARE LOSING MORE ON FRONT CONTRACT THAN MAKING ON SECOND CONTRACT. QUESTION FROM CARMELA: WE’RE ALL LIVING IN A POST-WTI WORLD RIGHT NOW. DO YOU THINK WE’LL SEE MORE COMMODITY PRODUCTS TRADE NEGATIVE IN THE NEAR FUTURE? IF SO, DOES THAT CHANGE HOW WE THINK ABOUT RISK FOR SUPPOSEDLY “LIMITED RISK” TRADES LIKE TIME SPREADS?
OBC 88: Time Spread Mt. Vesuvius HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING NASDAQ HOT SEAT: MATT AMBERSON, FOUNDER, ORATS BASIC TRAINING SEGMENT - TIME SPREADS WHAT IS A TIME SPREAD/CALENDAR SPREAD? EXAMPLES OF TIME SPREADS WHY TRADE TIME SPREADS? WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL SCENARIO FOR A TIME SPREAD? WHAT IS A DIAGONAL? EXAMPLES OF A DIAGONAL MAIL CALL WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME SPREADS/CALENDAR SPREADS.
OBC 87: Your Qs About Time Spreads, Closing Calls and More HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING. NASDAQ HOT SEAT: LUKE RAHBARI, EQUITY ARMOR INVESTMENTS  MAIL CALL SEGMENT Today we answer your Qs about: Closing long calls When to trade time spreads Weekly gamma vs. vega - round 2 and more..
OBC 86: Beware of Box Spreads HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING NASDAQ HOT SEAT: LUKE RAHBARI, CEO, EQUITY ARMOR INVESTMENTS BASIC TRAINING SEGMENT - BOX SPREADS WHAT IS A BOX SPREAD? WHO USES THESE?  WHAT IS THE USE CASE? IS THERE EVER A GOOD REASON FOR TRADERS TO USE THEM? WHY DO SOME BROKERS & TRADERS GET INTO TROUBLE WITH THESE SEEMINGLY SIMPLE SPREADS? MAIL CALL WE ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT USO
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Thomas Cao

good start, fyi skip the last 30 minutes this ep, just one long ad

Mar 15th
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Ulrich Bosquet

Great content

Aug 15th
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