The Hard TRUTH About Trading Options For Income


Hey everyone, this is Kirk, here again at
optionalpha.com. And welcome back! You made it to Week 3. Thank you so much for checking
out this video tutorial. I commend you for continuing on with this course, and I know
you are learning a ton about options or you really wouldn’t be here on Video #3. You would’ve
kind of stopped with Video 1 and 2. So, I know you’re committed. And in this week’s
video, I’m going to go even deeper into understanding risk and the business of options trading.
And I know this is a hot topic, so that’s what we’re going to get into. But before we
do that, let’s recap what we talked about in Video #1 and Video #2 quickly. So, Video #1: We talked about why options
versus stocks, right? This is a whole premise, right? Why are we even considering options
versus stocks? In Video #2, we talked about – Okay, we understand that we’re going to
trade options, but what are the top options pricing principles? So, that’s what we’ve
covered in Video #2. Now, right now on Video #3, we’re going to talk about risk and the
fulltime aspect of trading as a business. And then in Video #4 which will come out in
a couple of days, we’re going to take a detailed look into the strategies that I use month
after month to generate income, and we’re going to go over some examples, live with
market pricing, at least live at the time that I’m going to record the video. All right, so let’s get started. Remember,
paper, pen, and notes. There’s going to be a ton of information here. You can go back,
watch this video a million times. It’s all completely free. And oh yeah, I forgot one
more thing. As always, if you have any questions or comments as I go through this, please add
them below to the section. I will get to everyone to answer right away. All right, so let’s talk about that big scary
word, “RISK” right? And this is the thing that everyone is concerned about with options
trading. What’s the risk? It’s risky. It’s this. It’s that. It has unlimited risk. There’s
so much risk being thrown around that I think it can get confusing for new traders, and
even for experienced traders, what the real risk is. Now, remember in Video #2, we talked about
the markets being random and trading based on probabilities, right? You remember that
in Video #2. And it’s true. The market is 100% random. And with this distribution graph
up here, this kind of emphasizes what we talk about. It’s the fact that the market makes
random movement. And those random movements can be plotted to probabilities and percentages
over time or standard deviations if you ever learn a thing about options trading as it
relates to probabilities. So, what we do here is we take that graph
and we flip it sideways, so it can visually show you what we’re talking about. So again,
just as a review, if this is the S&P or the SPY, then we have this probability graph that
says, “Okay, the vast majority of the time, the S&P is going to close within this range
in a given time period. And then as that time period expands, the probability that it gets
to these further edges increases because we’re giving the market more time. So again, the more trades we can place, the
more the probabilities will work themselves out over time. Think about each one of these
little dots here as a specific trade. So, the more times you can place trades, the more
times you’re going to have probabilities work themselves out over time. And that’s the name
of the game. Well, here’s the one question that I get asked
a ton, and I also ask myself when I got started in options trading. If we’re supposed to trade
on probabilities, then factoring in commissions over time, we will just end up losing money
because a few big losers will overshadow all the small winners. It’s a zero sum game. And
again, this is the number one question, the big question that everybody asked, but nobody
answers. If options trading based on probabilities really works, and it’s not a zero sum game,
how do we overcome it? Well, let’s use an example to really drive home the spirit of
this question, what we’re getting to with this whole zero sum game. So, let’s take this example (and we’re going
to use it throughout the course of this video) that we sell a 15 strike, 16 strike, XYZ,
whatever it is, call spread. Now, we take in a credit of $30 and the risk is $70. Remember
that the width of the strikes is 1, and we took in a credit of $30, so our risk is $70.
Our probability at that first strike, the 15 strike, of losing money is 30%. It makes
sense. We’ve taken a credit of $30 and we’re taking in a probability of risk of losing
of 30%. So, if there’s a 30% chance I lose $70, and a 70% chance which is the inverse
that I make $30, then if I keep making this trade over and over, how do I really make
money, right? Even with commissions, I make money, I lose money. 30% of the time, I make
a lot. 70% of the time, I make a little. So, how do we break the cycle and start making
money with options trading, right? Well, to help us get to our answer, we first need to
review two quick points. First: You have to start trading more often, lots of data points.
We talked about it before. But again, think of each of these red dots here as a single
trade. What if I only made five trades all year long? The odds get skewed, right? So,
think of these red dots as single trades versus the blue dots which are thousands and thousands
of trades all year, maybe not thousands, but hundreds of trades. So, if you only make a couple of trades during
the year and it’s just these five red dots, then at some point, you might have a really
great trade, you might have a really bad trade. But you’ve only made five trades, so how do
you know if the probabilities are working themselves out over time? And even though
you think you are “saving” money on commissions by trading less, you’re actually crippling
your success right from the start. By not trading on probabilities and by focusing too
much on commissions, you cripple yourself from the start because not only do you have
really bad trades that lose money consistently, but you also are paying commissions to basically
give money to the market, right? The second thing is: We must keep our trade
size small. And we talked about this in Video #1 and #2. 2% to 5% of max risk per trade.
So, when you trade too large a position, you run the risk of the underlying stock, making
that one in one million move against you, and we call this the tail risk. It’s this
type of move. It’s that way out of the probability range type of move. So, if you trade too large
and this happens, you blow up your account. But if you limit your trade size, then 1,
2 or even 3 trades that make the impossible move won’t hurt you. It won’t blow up your
account. And again, let’s use an example of how we figure out the right contract size
because we’re talking about it, so let’s figure out how we figure out the right contract size
to manage risk using the 15/16, XYZ call spread example from before. So, let’s say you have an account size of
$10,000 which is a pretty average account size for those of you who are getting started.
You may have more, you may have less. The max risk per trade what says 2% risk of your
account size. So, that means that 2% of that would be a max risk per spread of $70. Since
you have $10,000 times 2%, and the max risk per spread is $70, that means that you can
trade at most, 2.86 contracts. Now obviously, we can’t trade 2.86 contracts, so you can
roll it up or roll it down, and maybe you roll it up to 3 contracts. So, you can trade
3 spreads to keep your max risk at 2% of your account size. And remember that the odds of going bankrupt
investing just 5%. So, we talked about 2%, but investing just 5% of your money in each
trade is one in 3.49 billion. See, this is the thing that most traders in this industry
don’t get when they get started. It’s they think that they have a little bit of money,
so they need to scale up their risk per trades. So, they got $10,000. They need to trade $1,000
per trade. And that’s totally the wrong way to go about it. You’ve got to keep your trade
size small. And we’ve driven home these points multiple
times now, and I think you get the picture, right? And if you don’t, you need to keep
watching these videos over and over. So again, how do we break the cycle of the zero sum
odds? It’s really simple. #1: We talk about volatility and strategy. And #2: We talk about
waiting for profits. And again, this whole idea and concept of risk management comes
down to these two things: Volatility and strategy and waiting for profits. So first, we must understand where implied
volatility is on a particular stock and select the right strategy. We go over this in our
ultimate strategy guide here at optionalpha.com which you’ll have access to if you sign up
for our free trial and membership. I put this #1 on my list because 90%+ of option traders
force their strategy into a market situation. You see, they tried to take a strategy and
mold it into the market, instead of taking what the market gives you and creating a strategy
out of that situation. So again, remember that our distribution curve
becomes much, much taller and much more centered when volatility is low, so the stock is not
going to move as much. But when the distribution curve flattens out, that’s when high volatility
is in the market. And that means that there’s a higher likelihood that the stock makes bigger
moves up and down. So, if volatility is extremely high, then
you shouldn’t be buying options. You should be selling them. And this is the #1 thing
again, that people misunderstand. They think that just because a stock made a really strong
move in one direction that that means you can sell option premium. But that’s not the
case. If volatility is high, you need to be selling. If volatility is low, you need to
be net buying or at least not selling. See, most traders get this completely wrong
and you can see how they already position themselves to lose money. And it doesn’t have
anything to do with the direction of the market. So, a lot of people will email me and say,
“Hey Kirk, I can’t quite figure out the direction of the market.” But the real underlying thing
that they’re missing is that they are still playing the wrong side of volatility. You
have to be a net option seller when volatility is high, and you have to be a net option buyer
when volatility is low. Forget the direction of the market. You get that right, and you
can be wrong in your direction and still make money in this business. So #2 – We’ve talked about volatility, right?
#2 is waiting for profits. Now, we need to give ourselves enough time to let the probabilities
work themselves out, until the trade shows a profit. This means that on defined risk
spreads like the 15/16, XYZ call spread, we need to learn to keep the trade on and working
until it shows a profit. Period. End of story. So, exit the trade only when it makes 40%
to 60% of the total possible profit. So, let’s again, use XYZ call spread as an
example. We took in a premium of $30. That means that we would start to buy back the
position around $15 in price where we’ve made about $15. So, that would mean that we’d make
50% of the potential profit. The potential is only $30. That’s all we took in as a credit.
So, we’ll start to exit the trade when we show a nice little profit of about 50% of
the premium that we could collect. See, again, this is where most people get
this whole thing wrong. If you’re going to really trade based on probabilities, then
you have to let the probabilities work themselves out all the way to expiration. When we look
at trades and it says it’s got a 30% chance of being a winner, that doesn’t mean it’s
got a 30% chance of being a winner today or tomorrow. It means sometime between now and
expiration. So, if you don’t see a profit, you have to
let that trade on. And you have to wait because that 30% chance of being winner, 70% chance
of being a winner, whatever it is, is between now and expiration. And you don’t know if
it could be the last day before expiration that that trade shows a profit. So, no more closing the trade early when it
hit some magical percentage loss number, take the max loss if necessary. Remember: This
is why we trade small, so that we can let these probabilities work themselves out over
many, many opportunities, and wait for profits on each and every trade. So again, let’s drive this home with just
an example here on the chart. So, we have SPY. And you know SPY is going to be range
bound. All markets are range bound in cyclical. So, if we have a trade that centered around
164 which I’ve kind of highlighted here in blue, then at some point, even if we trade
the bullish side of the market, we can wait for the market to come back around, or if
we trade the bullish side of the market, we can wait for the market to come back around
before it shows a profit. And that’s what we need to do as traders.
We need to understand with options trading and probability trading that the market doesn’t
make our probability move the next day. We have to be patient and vigilant to let the
market work itself out and let those probabilities work themselves out over many, many occurrences
over time and over months. Remember that keeping our trade size small
and selecting the right strategy at the time we place a trade is all the risk management
we need to do. That’s it. That’s all we need to do. If we’ve traded small, we’ve traded
the right side of implied volatility, we’ve selected a strategy and kept our position
small, that’s everything we need to do. We can afford to let the trade ride all the way
to expiration if we need to because it’s not going to blow up our account by going against
us. Again, if we’ve done this properly, do not
trade too big, then we can afford to let the trade ride until it shows a profit since the
loss will not bankrupt us. It’s been proven many times in market research that doing these
two things alone are able to reverse the zero sum game and consistently make money trading
options. Wait for your probability to show itself a profit, and then exit the trade. Now, think about it honestly for a minute
while the whole concept sets in for a bit. And again, I understand that this is probably
unconventional. Most people don’t talk about this. But if most people talked about this,
then we’d all be making money trading options. But we’re not. Most people are losing money
because they’re not doing this. Though it seems unconventional – Like I just said, in
nature, the reality is 90% of us or more of retail options lose money year after year
after year. And yet, we hear the same thing time and time again. “Let your winners run.
Cut your losers short.” Blah, blah, blah… It’s all a bunch of crap. People who make real money in this business
consistently know that they need to do things different. So before I finish, I want to show
you how you can treat options trading as a fulltime business without the big time commitment,
right? You’ve got a job, you’ve got a family. I understand. I had a job, I’ve got a family,
I’m a new father right now with a beautiful baby girl, so I understand the huge time commitment.
But like any successful business, the key to your success trading options is to have
a system in place. Not just go with this whimsically, not just try then, try then, try a little
bit here, try a little bit there. You’ve got to have a system in place to be successful. So, here’s a quick 7 step system that you
can use to scan, analyze, and make better options trades with less time. #1: I need
you to create a small watch list of between 20 and 40 stocks that have highly liquid options
activity, okay? So, this is highly liquid options activity. What does that look like?
On the left side, we have SPY. Notice the volume and open interest for the November
options. 30,000, 112,000 contracts compared to – And I just threw up a stock, NNN which
has basically no volume. One contract was traded somewhere in November. That’s not a
good example of a highly liquid stock with options. #2: Two times per day. Once in the morning
and once in the afternoon, go through your watch list for any glaring opportunities to
make a trade, okay? So, this doesn’t mean that you have to sit in front of your computer
screen. Lord knows I don’t do that anymore. I do not sit in front of my screen all day,
looking at the market and watching every tick. Twice a day, right after the market open,
and right before the market close in the afternoon, I go through my watch list and see if there’s
any trading opportunity. So, what does this look like? It looks something
like this. Something that’s really, really prominent on the chart, something that shoots
up or jumps down or some big move in the stock that makes it a little bit easier to possibly
choose some sort of a directional play. It doesn’t look like this where the market is
just kind of trading sideways and it hasn’t really moved a lot. That’s not a glaring opportunity.
Again, let’s not pigeonhole ourselves from the beginning by just making a directional
call when we really have no additional edge in the market. #3: Once you have a stock in mind, determine
first if it’s currently high implied volatility or low implied volatility, okay? And that,
we [Unintelligible] in the strategy guide that we have posted inside the membership
area. #4: Next, you need to pick the market assumption
about future direction. Are you bullish, bearish? Is it sideways? And again, here’s where you
can use some simple technical analysis. You don’t have to get crazy about this. You don’t
have to have 72 different technical indicators up. But you just want to have some sort of
underlying assumption about where it’s going to go. And again, when you have stocks that
are really, really glaring, like the one that we had before where it’s just really, really
high move in the market, then you can make a better assumption about where the market
might move next. So again, here’s where you can again, determine
where you think the market might go. Do you think it might go sideways over the next month?
Do you want to make a trade on either end of the market where you’re kind of trading
like a long strangle or a long straddle because you just don’t know where it’s going to go,
you just know it’s going to make a big move. Whatever the case is, you want to make some
sort of directional assumption. #5: Then once you’ve made that directional
assumption, then you select the best strategy to fit the current market conditions. Again,
don’t force a strategy that doesn’t fit. If you have low implied volatility, you’re not
going to be selling strangles. Those are high implied volatility trades. And again, this
is where people get this really wrong. They take a strategy that they like to trade, like
an iron condor or a butterfly or whatever the case is, and they force that strategy
in each and every stock that they come across. You can’t put a square peg into a round hole.
It does not work. So, what does this look like? This visually
looks like this chart that we’ve talked about. You take all the factors that go into it and
you find that pricing, the value, the everything, the rate of return, the timeline. Where do
you think it’s going to go? And all of that stuff factors into one strategy or two strategies
that might be best for that particular situation. #6: You need to go to the order tab in your
broker platform and then determine what probability level you want to trade. So, we know what
side of the market we’re on. We know where implied volatility is. We know what strategy
we want to trade. Now, we need to determine what probability level we want to be at. Okay, so let’s take that credit spread example
that we had from before where we’re going to sell a credit spread. In this case, we’re
going to go to our broker platform. And looking at the January options just for now, we have
a probability of being in the money or a probability of a loss of about 29% on the January 173
strike price. So, if I wanted to trade a 70% chance winner, a 30% chance loser, I would
go to the 173 strike. That’s how I figure out exactly where my probability is and exactly
where I want to place the strikes for that particular order. And #7: You place the order being sure to
take in a premium that is consistent with your target strategy. Again, we talk about
this in other video tutorials, but it’s worth mentioning here. You want to make sure that
you’re taking in a nice little profit, that you’re not selling a spread at an 80% probability
level, but only taking in $5. It really doesn’t make it worth it, and that is where commissions
start to eat up a lot of your profits. But really, that’s it. 7 quick steps. So, stop making it so complicated and just
make the trade already. You go through this logical progression in all of your trading,
let the winners ride, right? Wait until you actually find that probability of success
till it shows a profit, then exit the trade. No more managing risk, no more managing losers,
no more exiting trades early. That’s all it is. These quick 7 steps. So again, have a
system and work through the system ruthlessly each day. If the strategy doesn’t fit or the
pricing is bad, move onto the next trade quickly. Don’t over think this. So, questions people usually have: Do I know
where current volatility is? This is what you need to understand when you’re making
a trade. Did I select the right strategy? Am I on the right strategy or am I trying
to force it? High probability of success. Is my strike price that I’ve selected a high
probability strike or am I just trading a 50/50 bet? Did I give myself enough time?
Are you trading the front month contracts or the back month contracts? Typically, I
like to trade all of my strategies anywhere between 45 and 60 days out. I’ll still trade
in 30 days some contracts, but implied volatility has to be really high. And finally, is my
position size small enough? Am I managing risk with my position size? And again, go
back through this video if you need help with that. So, I hope you guys enjoyed this. And next
week, I’m going to cover the exact strategies that I used to trade options regardless of
market directions for income. And I’m going to go over that with some live charts, at
least, live at the time that I record the video, so you guys understand exactly what
I look for when selecting strategies. And I’m going to work through the entire process
that I just laid out for you here, only with a couple of different strategies, so you won’t
want to miss it. I’ll be going through some real positions
like I said, and some examples that you can use to see exactly how I pull all of this
information we learned here together. So until then, please add your feedback, comments,
questions below. And oh yeah, if you found this really helpful, please share it online
with other people that might need this information. Again, this is completely free, so I want
you to be able to be open and share this with other people. Let’s change this industry by
educating everyone who’s out there.

53 thoughts on “The Hard TRUTH About Trading Options For Income

  1. In this video we uncover the hard TRUTH about options trading risk nobody is willing to tell you. . . until now!

  2. What's a good ballpark number for what's considered high and low implied volatility? 

  3. Under what circumstance would you rather trade a 50/50 trade than a high probability trade? Is it when there's an extra profit that's worth it?

  4. Thank you so much for this reminder! I forget that the probabilities are based on expiration date. I have to let it ride more and stop selling soo quick when I see a little drop. 

  5. Hi great video, by the way where does the  implied volatility shows in TOS?

  6. Learning lots, and appreciate your approach~ I'll likely get my question answered in Video 4: For Options strategies slide here you show 5 strategies. In your pdf guide you list about 16 in total (Bull, Neutral, Bear). Give we don't want to force fit a strategy on a stock in a given time frame…  how many do you typically recommend we specialize in?

  7. but you always need to cut your losses short when you see you go wrong on your probability, yea when you say waiting for profit, it can supposedly work while writing them, as you correctly said markets are rangebound, I would like to confirm, is is right to wait for profits when your probability is not working?? and you are waiting just for the sake of waiting and it doesn't and can not work with Options.

  8. You mentioned choosing options with higher volumes and open interest. Ok – what's a comfortable minimum threshold for each?

  9. Isn't it true that every time you sell options you are always at risk of being assigned? If this happens do you just close the other leg and move on to the next trade?

  10. Most options videos (and books) do not bring commissions into play.  Assuming you can get a  $30 credit on a spread trade with strikes $1 apart, how are you analyzing risk & reward AFTER commissions? With TOS commissions at $10 + $.75 contract, if you get a $30 credit on the 1 lot spread, your max gain on the trade after entry is only $19.25 ($30 – $10 – $.75)..and that is only IF you hold it to expiration and it expires worthless.  But if you decide to exit early and take profits after the option is up 50% (option @ $15), your result will be a LOSS after another round of commissions.  The only way I see to overcome the commission costs is to increase the contracts, but then we violate risk mgmt. rules of 2-3% of account value. 

  11. Got another question…..where can I find an option trade that has a $30 credit per contract for a $1 strike difference?

  12. Is it really true that 90% of options traders lose money? If so, is it such a large number because it includes individuals who try trading uneducated and lose a bit of money and then quit? I am getting into options trading and spend hours everyday watching videos like this and reading about different strategies, as well as paper trading on the TOS platform, so I feel like I am not one of those people, but it's still interesting to note that such a small fraction of people really make money consistently.  Do you think educated traders ever lose money consistently (like for longer than a few days at a time)?

  13. Thank you so much for this video! I like the way you explain about risk managements. It makes option trading perfect sense. On a side note, i can relate your trading strategy to poker. hahah. Great video indeed!

  14. hey im new to this trading industry but very interested but not sure which direction to go. 
    dow? 
    s&p?
    nasdaq?
    send me a useful site where i can learn the basics and understand how to make money using options house or tools of such nature.. thank you 

  15. I TRIED options a couple years ago, and fell victim to a lot of bad strategy. As you said trade at 2% of your account, I was trading like 10% and so on, let the trade run till expiration.
    Makes a lot of sence. Thanks

  16. hi, when you are glaring for stock in your watchlist, what are you looking for ?

  17. Hey; your videos are really superb & helpful to learn about options & really commendable; i would really appreciate if you can tell me about when and how to short either call or put option in different aspects like ITM,ATM,OTM.

    looking forward to hear back from you shortly.

    Thanks
    Dipesh Tiwari

  18. Why not just place an expiration out further into a year (LEAPS / Long term contract) if the idea is that due to probability that the option will at one point in time work itself into your favor and then create profit, this would give time to work with the contract, limits risk and also decreases the decaying factor that contracts have. An example, say I obtain calls for netflix with an expiration of July 1st 2016 (1 year later) and set my strike price, eventually the price of the stock should always move into my favor be it call options or put options and when it does then i liquidate the contract and obtain my profit?

  19. Directional calls are tough, I think straddles and strangles can be beefed up a bit to your liking as well… this way it doesn't really matter which way the market goes, increasing your occurrences. When the direction is realized you could sell the losing position, or keep it if your out long enough and there's a lot of action from the vix.

  20. Good foundation and lesson. I had a question on the stock chart. You had what appeared to be a standard deviation overlay for where the underlying would be expected to remain based on 1, 2 and 3 SD's. I saw it was from tradingview.com, which I'm familiar with, but could not locate that indicator. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  21. This here is probably the best recap of what a succesfull option trading strategy should look like. Nothing complex, just two major rules to always obey.

  22. Thank you very much for your videos and tons of information, You sound knowledgeable and very sincere , not pushy. It is a lot to digest but I go step by step. I am already member in basic and hope to join you in elite very soon. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  23. Do you look at the individual stock IV when to choose debit or credit trade or do you just go off VIX to determine if you are going for credit or debit. Thanks.

  24. tastytrade proved that buying options when iv is low is still a losing strategy.

  25. Kirk, i am new, i want to join the pro account on your site. I just want a little more info. So I barely know how to even place a trade on stock options. I know what to do and how to pick off of what you would tell me but no idea on how much i need to place to make my bets around $50. I have an account with $2k. Once i start placing bets i will get the hang of it, i haven't found a video on actually saying, this is what this is, and this mean this, etc. Then if you want to do $50 a bet, this is the number you need to do, and it just shows how much i would lose, but i want to know why i would lose and how i would gain. Very willing to learn i just have no idea where to start. Also, on your site do you go thru and pick all the stocks your company is trading and basically say if you want to trade you can too? Then i would just get that and place the trade and thats if, i just pick how much i am playing with, money wise? I don't want to join then one week later figure out how to place bets based on my account balance, i'd like to join and be making bets that next day if possible. And hopefully profit enough to put away and pay for my membership and still have the $2k to trade with, or put half of the profit into my account and the other half away in saving. Does this sound like i should join the site tomorrow or wait until i watch a few more videos? Or are those videos on your pro membership? thanks!!!!

  26. Kirk… so what are your thoughts about trading something like selling 30-45 DTE high probability Iron Condors in index etf's (SPY, IWM, QQQ) to avoid that one in a million move ? Would taking on more risk be appropriate ? For instance, setting your short strikes at between 1 and 2 standard deviations, giving 85-90% chance of OTM at expiration, and setting wide wings. Then just do more contracts. The risk to reward ratio looks horrible on paper, say risking 10 to make 1, but the probabilities are firmly stacked in your favor, esp as it's in etf's which statistically are highly unlikely to make those large moves. You could even take the trade off at something like 75% of max profits to reduce risk even further…

  27. Hey, Kirk! Quick question…I've noticed in your videos that you mention the SELLING of options…can you sell options without owning at least 100 shares in the underlying stock? Thanks, Kirk!

  28. This is very useful, but being someone who is very new to options trading I sometimes find myself getting stuck at what appears to be very basic notions of trading. You make it very easy to understand and I really liked your way of adjusting the strategy based on the market and not vice versa – it makes perfect sense! I would be very grateful however, if in one of your future videos you will create some sort of a workshop where you will show us some more examples on how to analyze the market and choose the best strategy accordingly. Thank you

  29. The Seven Commandments right there – Implied Volatility is God! ( Technically speaking..)

  30. Very true about selling/puts during high volatility. It's easier to predict than trying to figure out when the market is going up.

  31. Kirk is there a "magic" number to the volatility? Meaning what's high, what's low, what's in between? At what percentage do you decide to be selling VS buying?

  32. Hi Kirk, great videos. True fan! 1 question: Where can I find Implied Volatility for a stock? I am mainly trading European stocks. Thank you, Sai

  33. The way you present the material is light years ahead of the ones I have seen in the last few months. Clear, realistic and just enough theory to help understand the fundamentals. I recently sold some covered calls on stock I own and am looking forward to credit spreads with thinkorswim. Thank you, subbed, and will keep watching.

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