Importing TOS Studies

Never buy an indicator again. With TOS you can easily import shared indicators, scans, and watch lists. Watch this video to learn how to import indicators into TOS. Try it with the following TheoTrade indicators... Here is the thinkorswim® indicators link: http://tos.mx/o2LtKG How to Import into thinkorswim® 1) copy the link 2) go into TOS…

Trading SPX Options

Trading SPX Options

Trading Weekly Options

Trading Weekly Options What are weekly options and how do use weekly options to your advantage? When I first got into this business I was told sell options every month. Now with weekly options I can tell you sell weekly options every week. Why? I'll explain the square root of time in this video. It's…

Probabilities in Trading

Probabilities in Trading In the end Trading breaks down to probability and price. In order to explain probabilities in trading we are going to use options. It's not necessary you understand options because I'll explain some of the basic components. The markets are nothing more than statistics, mathematics, and ultimately probability.

options to trade

Options to Trade What options to trade? There are many choices. There are monthly and weekly options. It all depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're trading intraday you can choose the shortest duration option, but use a deep in the money option. Deep in the money options are trading primarily with intrinsic…

Spread Trading Options

Spread Trading Options Once you know what a call and a put is you're next step might be a spread. Spread Trading Options is a great way to manage your risk. In this video I'll walk through an example so you can see how spreads minimize your risk. Also, show you how spreads do not…

Implied Volatility Percentiles

Implied Volatility Percentiles In thinkorswim the implied volatility for each option chain is shown in the trade tab. The implied volatility in the upper right of each chain is the average implied volatility for all the options within that option chain. How do you know if the implied volatility you see is high or low?…

Don't Fall for the High Implied Volatility Trap

Don't Fall for the High Implied Volatility Trap Experienced options traders who learn about selling high implied volatility often fall into this trap. They scan for stocks only with very high implied volatility and inevitable try to sell that volatility and collect the high premium. Not a bad strategy you say. So what's the trap?…

Options Volume and Open Interest

Options Volume and Open Interest What is options volume and open interest? How is options volume and open interest calculated? Options volume tells you how many contracts are traded today. Open interest is calculated at the end of the trading day and open interest will not change during the trading day. An open contract consists…

Capital Allocation and Implied Volatility

Capital Allocation and Implied Volatility How can you use implied volatility to help you allocate capital? In this video Don Kaufman of TheoTrade shares why you should look at the implied volatility of a stock before determining your capital allocation size. Different stocks and ETFs have different expected moves. Therefore you should not risk the…

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