margin requirements

    Introduction A question I often receive is about the margin requirements of a brokerage when selling put options. From what I’ve seen, many traders are getting it wrong and this could lead to some costly trouble. In this article, I’m going to break this down and explain things so you understand how it


selling calls before expiration

    Introduction: Selling Calls Before Expiration By now you all know that I love trading using the Wheel Strategy. But at a certain point, there is always a decision to make: Should you sell your call options on Friday to get additional premium from what is known as the ‘weekend time decay’? Sounds tempting,


selling options

    How to Choose the Best Stock for Selling Options A question that I receive often is: “How do I find the best stocks for selling put options?” Considering a bulk of my trading strategy revolves around selling options, it’s something I take very seriously.  For the past few weeks, and even months, I


buying back options

    Buying Back Options When we talk about trading options, we want to find the best way to maximize our profits from a trade. Today, I’m going to talk about buying back options, specifically a call option. In this article, I’m going to show you how to execute this to lock in profits, and


options during earnings

    Should You Sell Options During Earnings? A question I get asked A LOT is, “Should you sell options during earnings?” Earnings season happens four times every year so it’s something we always have to deal with as traders.  On one hand, volatility is much higher during earnings season so there is an opportunity for


how to trade stocks

    How long does it take to learn how to trade stocks? It’s a question I get asked frequently and to be honest, I don’t know the answer. Why? Because the answer is actually different for every trader. Some will claim that it only takes a few weeks to master. Others will say it