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RSTIM Course 301 - Options Trading & Strategies
Weekdays   9 am - 4 pm   4 days        $1850
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Yes! I want to learn to trade options

Over 99% of option traders lose money.Join the 1%.Learn all aspects of trading options, either as a professional for trading for a living or an investment manager looking to hedge risk in a portfolio. You will learn the effective use of puts and calls to maximize profits and manage risk/reward. We teach basic option strategies such as straddles, strangles, butterfly spreads and condors in great depth. Plus we will introduce and train you in far more sophisticated layering strategies to take advantage of volatility pricing discrepancies, seasonality and time decay.

Whether for premium generation, speculation or hedging, this Options Trading & Strategies course includes  the implementation of practical trading strategies for all types of trading styles as well as an introduction to option theory. Each strategy will be defined and explained in detail. The maximum profits, maximum loss, risks and rewards of each strategy will be explored with real time showcases exploring how the strategy used will perform under a variety of changing variables and real market conditions.

Unlike most other schools who have instructors without professional option trading, our Chief Instructor traded as a professional market maker for over 15 years. You will leave with a clear understanding of how each option is related to another distinct option strike or expiration along with the means to effectively hedge positions or position yourself for large risk/reward trades.

Brief Curriculum:
Part 1: Introduction to Options
Part 2: Valuing Options and Option Pricing
Part 3: Using Basic Strategies
Part 4: Practical Trading in Options
Part 5: Using Options to Generate Income
Part 6: Buying and Selling Volatility
Part 7: Index Options & Strategies
Part 8: Special Situations
Part 9: Position Risk Management & Psychology
Part 1 - Introduction to Options 1.1Terms and Definitions 1.2Calls and Puts§ Calls and Puts§ In the Money§ Out of the Money§ At the Money§ Expiration§ Option Premiums 1.3 1.4Trading Options vs. Trading Equities 1.5Benefits of Trading Options 1.6Risks of Trading Options 1.7Creating Synthetic Positions§ Reverse Conversion (Synthetic Stock)§ Synthetic Calls§ Synthetic Puts 1.8Put / Call Parity 1.9Basic Strategies§ Naked Calls (Long/Short)§ Naked Put (Long/Short)§ Long Straddle§ Short Straddle§ Bullish Spread§ Bearish Spread§ Option Premiums
Part 2 - Valuing Options and Option Pricing 2.1Pricing Model Mathematics 2.2The Option Pricing Models 2.3How Options Respond to Changing Conditions? 2.4Inputs to the Option Pricing Model 2.5 Calculation and Origin of Theoretical Value 2.6 Black-Scholes Model 2.7The Greeks§ Delta§ Gamma§ Theta§ Vega§ When Should You Use the Greeks and Which is Relevant to You? 2.8 Position's Risk Evaluation - Plotting Scenario's Risk 2.9Using Advanced Tools to Analyze Risk/Reward 2.10Other Influences on Options Parameters and Price:§ Economic Indication§ Market Indication§ Technical Analysis - Critical Levels 2.11 Volume and Open Interest 2.12 Generating Viewpoint/Prediction 2.13 Underlying Market and Stock Trends 2.14 Volatility Trends
Part 3 – Using BasicStrategies 3.1 Bull Spread§ Debit Bull Spread§ Credit Bull Spread§ How to Trade the Spread 3.2Bear Spread§ Debit Bear Spread§ Credit Bear Spread§ How to Trade the Spread 3.3 Straddle§ Long Straddle§ Short Straddle§ How to Trade Straddle 3.4Strangle§ Long Strangle§ Short Strangle§ How to Trade Strangle 3.5 Butterfly§ Long Butterfly§ Short Butterfly§ How to Trade Butterfly 3.6Calendar Spreads 3.7Diagonal Spreads (Different Date & Strike) 3.8 Ratio Spreads 3.9 Condor 3.10 Box (Arbitrage)
Part 4 - Practical Trading in Options 4.1Margin Requirements 4.2Trading Restrictions 4.3Exercise Rules 4.4Quadruple Witching Day 4.5Options Exchanges 4.6 4.7Trading Costs in the Option Analysis 4.8Tax Rules for Options 4.9 4.10Introduction to Professional Options Execution Platform 4.11How to Read Option Quote Screens 4.12 4.13The Options Trading Process:§ Finding Stocks With Technical Analysis - Finding Channels - Finding Support/Resistance - Finding Breakouts/Breakdown§ Finding Stocks With Other Methods§ Preparing Trade Plan§ Choosing the Right Strike & Expiration Date§ Monitoring & Evaluating Position on a Daily Basis§ Adjusting the Position§ When to Close the Position?
Part 5 - Using Options to Generate Income 5.1The Covered Call Concept 5.2Examples of Stocks and Covered Calls 5.3Working with Pre-Established Standards 5.4Calculating the Gain Comparatively 5.5Evaluating the Underlying Stock's Short Term Forecast 5.6Calculating Option Strikes & Quotes 5.7After The Sale:§ Checking Position Value§ Rolling Forward and Up§ Avoiding and Handling Exercise
Part 6 - Buying And Selling Volatility 6.1What is Volatility Trading? 6.2Tools to the Volatility Trader 6.3Selling High Volatility 6.4Buying Low Volatility 6.5Delta Neutral Trading 6.6Seasonal Patterns in the Markets 6.7 The Relationship between Volatility and Price 6.8Using the VIX.X and VXN.X 6.9Directional Trading Using Pattern Recognition
Part 7 - Index Options & Strategies 7.1Index Options 7.2ETF Options 7.3 7.4 Cash Settlement 7.5 Expiration 7.6 Benefits and Risks of Trading Index Options 7.7Index Option Strategies§ Long Index Calls§ Long Index Puts§ Using a Strangle to Capitalize on Uncertainty
Part 8 - Special Situations 8.1Playing Takeovers 8.2 8.3 Why VIX Surge Stops a Market Plunge? 8.4 Letting the Options Market Tip You Off on Significant Event 8.5Out of the Money Expiration Speculation
Part 9 - Position Risk Management & Psychology 9.1Risk Management - Trading Rules, Capital Preservation 9.2Use of Contingent Stop Loss Orders on the Underlying Stock 9.3 Putting it Together - Working Through Specific Examples 9.4Trade/Business Plan 9.5

The best option trading course ever

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