Simpler Sentiment – Weekly Wrap-Up 4/21/17

Weekly Summary: With monthly expiration this week, much of the week was about options expiring and the unwinding of option related trades instead of looking for directional exposure. This meant our traders were looking for pinning plays, hoping the manipulation around expiration would lead to price to act like a magnet to our targets. Pinning … Read more

Entering Trades Using Trade Alerts

Learning New Strategies Even if you’ve been trading options for years, branching out into more complex option strategies can be daunting. In order to make use of our text and trade alerts, we want to make sure they make sense. The following examples include explanations of buying long options, as well as entering into credit … Read more

Debit and Credit Spreads

Debit and Credit Spread Trading

Many traders come to us with experience trading stock, and possibly calls or puts. Learning about more complex options strategies, such as credit and debit spreads, can be daunting at first. I wanted to do a quick summary on this topic because of all the questions I’m receiving. Summary Debit Spreads (verticals) – Debit spreads are … Read more