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by Gavin in Blog, featured, Top Lists
August 24, 2012 27 comments

** UPDATED FOR 2020 **

When I first started trading options back in 2004 there were not many option bloggers online at all. Now….. there are way too many. It’s information overload and you don’t know who to trust.

For that reason, I wanted to list out my Top 10 Option Trading blogs.

These guys are the crème de le crème of option bloggers who provide great market analysis, trade ideas and educational posts.

I wanted to put together this list of the Top 10 Option Trading Bloggers as a resource for other traders to use.

I’ve created the list based on a variety of factors including how helpful I find their blogs and their overall popularity.

Check them out and let me know if you think I’ve missed anyone.

Most of these guys are on Twitter and I’ve set up a list where you can follow them.

Now, let’s get to the Top 10.

1 – The Lazy Trader – Lazy Trader

The Lazy Trader is one of the genuine good guys. I’ve known him at least 9 years and he is a straight shooter and a real trader sharing real trades. That’s why he’s my number 1 this year.

His blog is filled with trading related tips on subjects like psychology, money management and risk management.

He also posts his trades on the site and gives an update on how they are performing each weekend.

He focuses mostly on credit spreads and iron condors but also has lots of information on other strategies. I did a guest post for the Lazy Trader waaay back in 2012 which you can check out here.

The Lazy Trader

2 – Options Strategist – Lawrence McMillan

What better place to learn that from the guy who wrote the bible on options trading. The author post every few days with market commentary and videos.

This blog is not as popular as it should be. Lawrence is a supreme intellect when it comes to option trading and probably doesn’t have the time or energy to focus on growing a blog.

Still, you would be much better served listening to his commentary than some of the fake gurus out there. This guy could be considered the Godfather of options trading.

3 – Steady Options – Kim Klaiman

Steady Options, run by Kim Klaiman with contributions from Mark Wolfinger is a great site to visit every week or so. Great articles on must read topics and the library of educational articles is phenomenal.

Steady Options

4 – Option Alpha – Kirk Du Plessis

Kirk from Option Alpha is the go to guy for beginners wanting to learn options trading. His blog archive and resource section are extensive and filled with interesting tidbits. He trades purely credit spreads, iron condors and naked puts and calls.

A very extensive site, but mostly for beginners.

Option Alpha

5 – TastyTrade – Tom Sosnoff

I’ve been critical of TastyTrade in the past mainly because one of their students reached out to me saying he lost a five figure sum following their trades (and he did not have a big account).

The loss was pretty devastating for him. But, it’s hard to argue with the educational content they put out there and you can learn a lot from guys who have been in the business for a long, long time.

6 – Explosive Options – Bob Lang

Bob is a long-time market veteran and regular on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money (but don’t hold that against him). Bob posts a once or twice per week and has excellent insights.

7 – Option Pit – Mark Sebastien

Option Pit is run by Mark Sebastian, a former market maker on both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange.

Option Pit is a fantastic resource for option traders and blog topics focus a lot on implied volatility, so you can understand why I like it.

One of the great things about Option Pit is there is new content pretty much every day and it is ALL high quality stuff.  Mark is also a regular on CNBC.

Option Pit

8 – Options Hawk – Joe Kunkle

Options Hawk is another options trading site that has a large focus on trading implied volatility.

Joe Kunkle is the man behind the Options Hawk brand and while he doesn’t post on his blog as regularly as some others in this list, when he does post it is all super informative stuff with lots of actionable trade ideas.

He is very responsive if you have questions, but don’t take that as a license to bombard him with questions.

Options Hawk

9 – The Blue Collar Investor – Alan Ellman

Alan Ellman from The Blue Collar Investor is probably the foremost expert on covered calls. He’s authored 5 books that have great reviews on Amazon. Allan is very popular with risk averse investors who are looking at options as a way to generate a steady, low risk income. No crazy high-flying trades here, just solid advice for long term investors.

The Blue Collar Investor

10 – Sheridan Option MentoringDan Sheridan

Dan Sheridan is the Godfather of options education and has been in the business longer than pretty much everyone. Really knows his stuff and provides great free content on his blog. There are also lots of his videos on the CBOE website, if you have time to check those out, you won’t regret it.

Sheridan Options Mentoring

So those are my Top 10 Option Trading Blogs for 2020, feel free to let me know in the comments section if you think I missed anyone.

Trade safe!
Gav.

Disclaimer: The information above is for educational purposes only and should not be treated as investment advice. The strategy presented would not be suitable for investors who are not familiar with exchange traded options. Any readers interested in this strategy should do their own research and seek advice from a licensed financial adviser.

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27 Comments
  1. A couple of other good ones are:
    http://www.mdwoptions.com/Premium/
    and
    http://www.tylerstrading.com/
    But unfortunately I already went over my limit of 10. 🙁

  2. The Lazy Trader says:

    Let me add this one
    http://www.1option.com/

    It is my daily most every single day just to read his thoughts on the current market conditions. It is only that one article a day, but the guy is really good at summarizing all that is going on around the world and he always calls it like he feels it is, either Bullish, Bearish or Neutral, without sugar coding or hedging his language. Very smart trader and brave blogger

    1. That is a good one, thanks Lazy Trader. I didn’t realize he posted every day.

  3. Alan says:

    Awesome, thanks for those!

    1. No worries Alan, hope it helps you.

  4. Options Trading says:

    Very insightful. When writing content we need to think about what others will like to read.Nice to see a new option trading tipping site thats up to date, keep the tips coming :). I have subscribed via email, so ill be back

    1. Great, glad to hear it!

  5. Excellent list, thank you.

    Please check out http://steadyoptions.com/.

  6. Hari Swaminathan says:

    Hey Gav,

    Would like to suggest my blog for your review as well – http://www.OptionTiger.com
    Thanks
    Hari

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  8. agnnis bingamin says:

    Great….It means we could learn alot..thanks

  9. Vin says:

    Nice to learn many great things from you. Quyen chon

    1. Glad I could help Vin. Let me know if there is anything else you would like to learn about

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  13. binarie says:

    Hi, I also trade binary. I am still a novice. Started small and paid some school fees. The one thing you must make sure is that the platform is registered.See SYSEC. Yes, it does feel like gambling, untill you start understanding the technical analises. Almost like forex.I made the mistake to force the trades. When the market (annalyses) did not confirm the trade, I still went on and traded and ended out of the money.

    Remember not to force your hand and if the day starts off bad, shut down the trading for the day. It is when you keep on trying that you loose. Accept that the market is not right for that day.

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  15. Robert McNabb says:

    I keep going to these websites, blogs and services and I get get anyone to explain how credit spread trading can be profitable given highly negatively skewed risk reward of most trades (especially at higher probability strikes) without pristine trade selection and highly astute adjustments

  16. Sweeglu says:

    Great list. Though I can’t check everyone but will check options hawk and option pit as you listed it on top.

  17. Alex says:

    Wonderful, thanks for sharing with us

  18. Paul says:

    Hi Gavin,

    I use a lot your website for reference on options. Most of the suggested websites I am already visiting and they are really good. Some I did not knew but I will now have them in my radar.
    Here you have 2 that you may consider:
    https://www.terrystips.com/ This guy is live for more than 10 years (one of my starter websites)
    https://www.myoptionsedge.com/ also with a blog with some interesting insights on options trading

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