Best of Options Trading IQ

Welcome to the BEST of Options Trading IQ.

There is a load of content here on the site and I want to make it easy for you to find the good stuff, so I decided to do the hard work and organize my very best content for you below.

Find the topic that interests you the most, and enjoy!

Ultimate Guides (2,000 – 10,000 words each)

Options Trading 101
Long Call
Long Put
Short Put
Covered Calls
Protective Put
Bull Put Spread
Bear Call Spread
Bull Call Spread
Bear Put Spread
Iron Condors
Butterfly Spreads
Calendar Spreads
Double Calendars
Short Strangle
Short Straddle
Long Strangle
Long Straddle
Diagonal Call Spreads
Diagonal Put Spreads
Double Diagonal Spreads
Put Ratio Spreads
Put Ratio Backspreads
Call Ratio Spreads
Call Ratio Backspreads
The Collar
Broken Wing Butterfly With Puts
Broken Wing Butterfly With Calls
Synthetic Long Stock
Synthetic Short Stock
Christmas Tree With Calls
Christmas Tree With Puts
Broken Heart Butterfly
Rhino Option Trade
Jade Lizard
The Wheel Strategy
VIX Term Structure

My Best Trading Advice

Trading is tough, it can take years to understand the markets and all the different options trading strategies.

Luckily for you, I’m here to help you by sharing my best advice from years of experience trading the markets and also getting educated and obtaining a Masters in Applied Finance.

Below are some of my best posts that you can use to help improve your trading, listed in reverse date order:

DECEMBER 2020

Zero Cost Collar To Protect A Stock Position

NOVEMBER 2020

Trading the Rhino Options Strategy
The Ultimate Guide To Call Ratio Spreads

OCTOBER 2020

Ultimate Guide To The Synthetic Long Stock Strategy

SEPTEMBER 2020

The Best Guide To Selling Weekly Options
Long Gamma and Short Gamma Explained
Best REITs Paying Monthly Dividends
What Is UVXY And How Does It Work?
Iron Condor Examples
10 Tips For Option Trading Success
Everything You Need To Know About Options Bid Ask Spread

AUGUST 2020

Best Stocks For Iron Condors
Put Option Profit Calculator
Best Ways to Scan for Stocks with High Implied Volatility
Diagonal Put Spread Example

JULY 2020

The Best Weekly Option Strategies
Call Option Profit Calculator
Iron Condor Calculator
Nifty Option Trading Strategies
Ultimate Guide To Diagonal Put Spreads

JUNE 2020

Double Calendar Spreads
Selling Put Options – Getting Paid To Wait And Buy Stocks For Less
OptionNet Explorer Review
Market Chameleon Review
The Best Pre Earnings Option Strategy
What Is VXX And How Does It Work?
Three VIX Trading Strategies for 2020
Iron Condor PDF
What Is The Dividend Discount Model?

MAY 2020

0 DTE SPX Options
Small Account Option Strategies
The Ultimate Guide To The Bull Put Spread
Options Max Pain Theory Explained & How People Trade It
Jim Simons: The World’s Most Successful Hedge Fund Manager

APRIL 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Iron Condors
What Is A Calendar Spread?
Everything You Need To Know About Butterfly Spreads
The Ultimate Guide To Implied Volatility
The Risk Reversal Strategy
Using Accumulation/Distribution And OBV To Spot Market Strength
An Interview With Igor Ivanovskiy from Mr Top Tick

MARCH 2020

How To Trade Options Like Warren Buffett
What Is IV Rank And How To Use It
Interactive Brokers TWS Tutorial
What Is The CAN SLIM Method
How To Trade The Coronavirus Selloff
How To Trade Volatility In This Market

FEBRUARY 2020

The Best Books on Trend Following
How To Calculate The Expected Move Of A Stock
SPX vs SPY Options
The Complete Guide To Options Vega
The Complete Guide To Options Theta

JANUARY 2020

My 2 year XOM Trade

DECEMBER 2019

RUT Trade Idea For December
Options Trading 101
TWTR Trade Idea for December 5th
What Zero Commissions Mean for Option Traders
Top 3 Ways To Trade Credit Spreads For Income

NOVEMBER 2019

Where To Invest For The Next 10 Years
Must Watch Charts For Monday November 18th
Buying Cheap Protection During ‘Frothy’ Markets

OCTOBER 2019

The Best Option Trading Journal Spreadsheet
67 Twitter Accounts Every Trader Should Follow
HD and TLT Iron Condor Updates
ROKU Offers High Risk High Reward For Bullish Traders

SEPTEMBER 2019

The Beginners Guide to Option Greeks
Two Iron Condor Trade Examples – HD and TLT
Are 10% Per Month Returns Possible With Iron Condors?
Why I Prefer Long-Term Iron Condors
AAPL Iron Condor Example – Legging In To A Long-Term Condor
Legging In To An Iron Condor – Is It Worth The Risk?

AUGUST 2019

How To Get The Best Entries On Option Orders
Do Options Lose Value Over The Weekend?

JULY 2019

How To Use Finviz to Screen For Stocks
Charts I’m Watching

JUNE 2019

3 Trade Ideas For June 28th
Option Gamma Explained
6 Price Action Tips You Can Learn In 6 Minutes

MAY 2019

These Are The Things Keeping Me Up At Night
Everything You Need To Know About VIX Term Structure

APRIL 2019

CVS Poor Man’s Covered Call Example
SPX Is Headed to 3000. Here’s 2 Trade Ideas

MARCH 2019

Using Directional Butterfly’s To Protect Iron Condors

JANUARY 2019

Dividend Kings List For 2019
3 High Powered Option Strategies for 2019

DECEMBER 2018

A Quick Lesson In Bear Market History
Half The S&P 500 Already in Bear Market Territory
These Stocks Are Looking Strong

NOVEMBER 2018

How To Lose $100 Million
Is This The Perfect Time For Calendar Spreads?
A Quick And Easy Way To Cut Your Exposure In Falling Markets
VXX/VXXB Trading Strategy

SEPTEMBER 2018

EWZ Short Straddle With Delta Hedging Pays Off Nicely
Is This A Regular Correction, Or The Start Of Something Bigger?

JULY 2018

BAY Drops 10%, Here’s Four Trade Ideas
How To Invest In Real Estate Even If You Have Very Little Money

JUNE 2018

The Ultimate Guide To The Bear Call Spread
How To Find And Read Option Price Quotes
Two Dividend Stocks Perfect for Selling Naked Puts

MAY 2018

Free Option Books
DIS Earnings Trade Wins For The Fourth Time In A Row
Delta Neutral Option Strategy – Short Straddle with Delta Hedging
Case Study: Goldman Sachs Double Calendar and Double Diagonal
An Alternate View On Amazon and a Butterfly Trade Idea

APRIL 2018

I Missed The Boat Big Time On This Trade

MARCH 2018

Facebook Takes A Nosedive, Here’s 3 Trade Ideas
Empirically Identifying Successful Strategies in this Market

FEBRUARY 2018

Chart Your Trade Review
Poor Man’s Covered Call
A Quick Lesson in Volatility

JANUARY 2018

Dogs of the Dow 2018
Free Option Books

DECEMBER 2017

11 Books Every Would Be Trader Should Read
Introduction To REITs
VIX Trade Update
How Much Do You Need to Start Trading Options?

NOVEMBER 2017

Why Delta Dollars Will Change Your Option Trading Forever

AUGUST 2017

IBM Cash Secured Put Update
Understanding Implied Volatility

JULY 2017

The Importance of a Trading Routine
Cash Secured Put on IBM

JUNE 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Put Ratio Spreads
Free Option Books
RUT Set For A Breakout

MAY 2017

Charts I’m Watching
Do Buyers of Options Benefit From High Volatility?
Hindenburg Omen Looks…… Ominous.
Are We Due For A Bull Market In Volatility?

APRIL 2017

What Happens to Iron Condors When the Market Tanks?
TGT Ratio Spread Trade Review

MARCH 2017

26 Ways To Beat The Market Using Technical Analysis
Understanding Option Delta
The Best REITS for Trading Options

FEBRUARY 2017

Top 50 Traders On Twitter – 2017 Edition
Top Option Trading Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

DECEMBER 2016

Best Renewable Energy Stocks to Watch in 2017
9 Lessons From the Movie The Big Short
How to Hedge Option Delta Using Futures

JANUARY 2017

How Does SVXY Work?
Buying Pre-Earnings Straddles
23 Lessons From Gun Trader Assad Tannous

MAY 2016

EWZ Wheel Trade Update
The Wheel Strategy

APRIL 2016

Covered Call Exit Strategies
Supercharge Your Covered Calls Using LEAPS

FEBRUARY 2016

22 Trading Lessons From Jesse Livermore

If you have any questions, I’m here to help. The best way to contact me at [email protected]

3 Comments
  1. WIESLAW says:

    HAVE MY VERY BIG THANKS – FOR YOUR SO VALUABLE ( BUT FREE) EDUCATION SOURCES, FOR NEW PEOPLE TRYING TO LEARN AND TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING ON TRADING
    WIESLAW – FROM POLAND

  2. ellis nash says:

    THANK YOU FOR THE FREE RESOURCES. I’M SURE ANYONE CAN GET A GREAT EDUCATION RE: OPTIONS WITH THE MATERIAL YOU’VE SUPPLIED. DID I MENTION IT WAS FREE?!!!

  3. Mustafa says:

    Thank you very much for sharing so much valuable educational material and not trying to sell it.

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