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  1. Robert Stephens says:

    I am reading your book that I bought on Amazon, re Butterlies and was attempting to download the trade journal but all I get is your webpage. I used: Did I miss something?
    So far I am really enjoying the book and I did sign up for your blog (I think).


    1. Gavin says:

      Hi Robert, Sorry for the trouble. I redesigned my site last week, so there may have been a few pages that slipped through the cracks. I’ve updated that page now, thanks for letting me know. I see you are on my email list, I’ll shoot you an mail will all my tools and resources.


    2. Michael Connor says:

      Hi Robert, how much interesting did you find the book?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gavin, Can you please send the links to the webinars you had the last couple of weeks. I got the link only to the first one and I dont see your email address above


      1. Mithun Kumar Jain says:

        Hi Gav,
        Good to see your videos and materials.. Thank you for sharing them to us…
        This video is not opening. It says: “This video isn’t available any more” can you please help me with the video link?
        Session 1

  3. Ran says:

    Hi Gavin
    Fantastic book! I read every single book available from Amazon, but yours had to be one of my top 2!
    Now I’m Melbourne based, I’m wondering if you could recommend couple of discount brokers for Australia based traders like myself who’s interested in trading US share options. Also, is there a way to minimize the cost of currency exchange from buying and selling US stocks and options?

    Thanks heaps!!

    1. Gavin says:

      Great to hear from a fellow Melbournian and thanks for the kind feedback.

      I use Interactive Brokers and they are very competitive in terms of fees.

      Being exposed to FX fluctuations is an issue for us. I tend to do a bit of hedging using options on FXA.

      Hope that helps.

    2. Laurence Smith says:

      Eats the tile of ir book
      I’m utterly obsessed with calendar n diagonal over earnings .also the dbl diagonal n calendar

  4. Kim says:

    Hi Gavin I have recently started my journey of learning about probability /volatility trading and looking to get started with a broker here in Australia? Who to use and do you know any legal tricks that will allow Aussies to get a thinkorswim / tastytrade account for example? So far I think the 2 best platforms available to us are IB or Optionsxpress. I would really appreciate your advice on this.

    1. Gavin says:

      Definitely go with IB, that’s who I use. If it’s confusing, I have a few Youtube videos you can watch.

      Australians can’t get a ToS account.

  5. Bob Buckey says:

    selecting video 3 for training (Greeks) does not work. Nothing is produced. Videl 1 and 2 work quite well.

  6. Rick Leslie says:

    Gavin, can you send us where we can download the “calculator” on the first part of your webinar of yesterday? I didn’t take a screenshot of that screen. You said it was easy to find on on the internet. Thank you.

    1. Gavin says:

      It’s from the broker Optionshouse. I think you can still sign up for a free account.

  7. Andrew says:

    Gavin, in your book you wrote: Visit and download the above sample trading log and journal
    But this link don’t work!

    1. Gavin says:

      Strange, it works fine for me. Maybe try typing in the URL directly rather than clicking the link –

  8. Anuj Agarwal says:

    Hi Gavin,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Options trading IQ has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Trading Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Trading Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


    1. Gavin says:

      Thanks for the inclusion Anuj, I’m honored.

  9. Herman Jackson says:

    Do you have any information on the Box Options Spread & 3 Legged Box Spread that can be entered as a Risk Free (Profit Only Trade)? Click on the video below. Can you explain how this trade is setup? THANKS.

  10. sean byrne says:

    interested in learning more about the financial services you offer

  11. William Tudrick says:

    I need some clarification. On tv someone will remark that the call volume is very high without any remark of that being a bullish or bearish indicator.
    Today 30June2020 the XLF at 10:12 am had a p/c ratio of 2.092, 9860 calls/ 20630 puts. The 21Aug (52DTE)
    21 put option volume was 7849 and the 18 put option volume was 7604. To me this appeared to be a bullish sell to gain a credit of .48. But do other investors see the option indicators ( I/e pc ratio 2.092) as bearish?

    1. Gavin says:

      Hi William, It’s hard to tell with these sort of things. Generally if a put is traded closer to the bid, it is someone selling that put which is a bullish bet. BUT, that is only if it’s a sell to open. So you have to look at open interest as well. Generally there are quite a few variables at play.

      Same goes with calls. If there is a lot of volume traded near the ask price, that is generally someone buying calls which would be bullish. Hope that helps.

  12. William M Barilka says:

    Hi Gavin,
    Could you very quickly run through the math on your recent IBD blog re writing a bullish calender spread on CROX? (i.e. sell Nov $65 call ($.70) and buy December $65 call ($1.60)?) I just can’t determine how you reach a max (potential) profit of $340.
    I’ve just discovered your blog / website and look forward to reading more.
    Thank you!

    1. Gavin says:

      Hi William, calendars are tricky because you can never know the maximum profit in advance, we can only estimate based on the current level of implied volatility. I run the strategy through risk navigator at Interactive Brokers which is how I got the $340. With volatility going up a bit today, the max profit is now showing $350, so it’s changing all the time. Confusing, I know….

      Which broker are you using?

      Also, I’m not sure what your experience is with options, but these articles might help:

      If you have any questions, let me know.

  13. Roy Meshulam says:

    Hi Gavin,

    I enjoy reading your blog and some of your books improved my trading significantly.

    Do you have a post or any recommendations on the tools to use when trading options? Specifically, in your posts you always provide very nice hockey sticks from within some software, can you please mention what it is?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Gavin says:

      Hi Roy,

      Thanks for the kind words. I use Interactive Brokers so a lot of the images will be from their Risk Navigator platform (details below). I also use Option Net Explorer for backtesting.

      If you need more details, let me know.

  14. Marcelo ADAOS says:

    Hi Gavin
    understand your location is Melbourne, I am located in Dallas, I would like to take the course, but I was wondering how would work for the class schedule with the hour different?

    1. Gavin says:

      It will be 6pm your time I believe, so hopefully that works for you.

  15. Chetan Shah says:

    I am interested in learning about buying puts with examples. Could you point me in the right direction.

    1. Gavin says:

      Here is a good place to start, then shoot me an email with any questions.

  16. john kilby says:

    I am interested in covered call-but I dont see any comments or advice?

  17. CL Domiano says:

    I tried to signup and received a thank you for signing up response. It also suggested to click on the link in the email I was sent. My issue is I am not seeing the email in Inbox, or Junk folders. I don’t know if it takes 12+ hours to receive the email.

    1. Gavin says:

      Hi CL. I see you are on my email list now so all good. Was there a specific resource you were trying to download?

  18. Vin says:

    I didn’t get a link to the first class re Options 101 course.

    I hope it’s taped but how do you suggest I access it at this point?

  19. Al Huhn says:

    I have read and appreciated most of what you have written over the past eight or so years. I have learn
    a lot. Your recent articles in IBD have been a very good addition to their product. Recently I started trading
    MES futures. Can you recommend any resources to study that will help with learning how to trade the product?
    Or, is it just a matter of scaling and using SPX and SPY examples as a guide.

    1. Gavin says:

      I’ve been putting together some guide on futures trading, but as with anything, start paper trading first and then start small.

  20. Lukshme Bain says:

    you are an excellent teacher. I have down loded the ebook “Bullsh*t Free guide to Bear call spread” It was a great book and no one could have explained any simpler. Examples were great. I might have some questions though, I might send it later. Thanks you very much for sharing your knowledge and the path to follow for beginners like me.

    1. Gavin says:

      Glad you liked it. Yes, reach out any time with questions.

  21. Senthil says:

    Dear Gavin,
    Accidently I stepped on your website and so happy to know the valuable contents you have presented and that too many as free to consume.. Feel great about your efforts in keeping contents for others to read and use many thanks for that.

    1. Gavin says:

      Thanks for the kind words.

  22. Vanajothi Raj says:

    I have about 10 put credit spreads and since the Nasdaq went down,, I lost lots of money and I do not know how to change them into iron condors to save money. If anyone can mentor a few with me, I can survive the market. Thank you for the article. Yours is the first well explained article in the net.

  23. Craig says:

    Hi Gavin

    l am new trading options and have not traded or set up an account do you assist in setting up broker account if I join the course, do you offer one-on-one coaching sessions as part of your course?

    1. Gavin says:

      Hi Craig, I haven’t got capacity for one-on-one coaching at the moment, but if it’s something I can help with over email I’m happy to do that.

  24. steve says:

    Just wow. An uncommon resource. Really looking forward to digesting more of your content. Are you open to a modest Paypal contribution sent to your info address?

    1. Gavin says:

      I appreciate the gesture, but getting comments like this is what it’s all about.

  25. Aaron says:

    Congratulations. Your site is one of the best (if not the best) options trading site out there (and, believe me, I have pretty much seen them all). You have found the ‘sweet spot’ of option instruction that is useful for beginning, intermediate and advance traders (I’m Intermediate/Advanced). Keep up the good work and know that you have a Yank fan…

    1. Gavin says:

      Thank you. You just made my day. 🙂

  26. Koteshwar says:

    I am from Mumbai , India. From last few weeks i am reading your blog / articles on option trading Excellent and congratulations. Your knowledge I am applying in Indian trading. keep it up. Need more knowledge on adjustments of Bull Put spread, Covered call , cash secured Put , Iron condor etc. Will connect in case of any guidance required.

    1. Gavin says:

      Sounds good. I will keep that in mind about the adjustments.

  27. Felipe says:

    Gavin, have you written anything on call/put walls? (Gamma walls). It may be in your articles about gamma but i may have missed it. Thanks!!!

    1. Gavin says:

      Sorry, no I haven’t

  28. Herman Jackson says:

    Please send me information on trading COVERED CALLS. THANKS

  29. Lákics Szilárd says:

    I read your posts with great pleasure, from Central Europe (Hungary). I was once in your fantastic country, in the city of Sydney.

    I would like to ask which platform do you use for option analysis? I am looking for an alternative to Thinkorswim, the brokerage company (Interactive Brokers) where I trade does not have a suitable interface.

    Thank you for addressing the issue.

    Szilard Lakics

    1. Gavin says:

      Thanks. I use Interactive Brokers and have been very happy with them. Here is a tutorial:

      ThinkorSwim are also very good, so if you prefer them, that’s fine.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Hi Gavin,
    Thank you very much for your work, written with talent, clarity and intelligibility. This is the best information source about options that I have ever come across. For me, your work is a gem on the level of Mark Douglas books. I hope it will help me in my second attempt at mastering options.
    With great respect, Vadym.

    1. Gavin says:

      Thanks for the kind words Vadym.

  31. Enrico Saccheggiani says:

    Hi, Gavin

    I am a software engineer and have been trading options for a few years.
    I have recently developed an options trading business through IB. I have made 7.78% year to date 2024 and 16.25 in 2023. My favorite options position is the iron butterfly. With some adjustments this configuration could be a good compromise between risk, return and intelligence in the correction.
    if you would like to discuss investments in general and techniques for managing options positions, I am very happy to discuss investments and options freely, and above all defense techniques in the event of an attack on a position, I am very happy to discuss

    my email is
    [email protected]

    Best regards

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