Options Trading For Beginners

Options are great tools because they give you MANY options on how to manage your position. You have a few ways to lock in profits, "cover" and also remain in the position to capture more profits in case the underlying keeps moving in your favor. In this video, we talk...

How to Trade Futures Contracts: Pairs

We've been talking a lot about the overall markets lately and frankly, I'm concerned; Do you think the markets will crash? Back to trading futures contracts. Everytime you look at futures, let's not look at them alone. Instead of just looking at the S&P, let's look at...

Option Trading Basics: Calls and Puts

"Calls are Puts" and "Puts are Calls." Does that make sense? Often it doesn't but it's something that my mentor showed me and I want to show you what it means. Let's take a look at calls, puts, stock as well as intrinsic and extrinsic value. Watch the video a few...

Stock Options Tutorial: What is VEGA?

This video is meant to simplify greeks on options. Today, we want to dive in a take a closer look at VEGA. Specifically, we want to look at how vega relates to volatility. VEGA is not VOLATILITY. Check out the video. Let's do a quick presentation on ThinkorSwim while...

Stock Option Tutorial: How to buy a Call Option

Buying a call option is a fairly simple process, but if you are going to do it, let's do it right. As a former CBOE market maker, I speak options fluently and I'd like to get you to the same place. Let's talk about in-the-money, out-of-the-money, intrinsic and...

Slow Market? Take a Walk.

You know when traders get themselves in trouble? When nothing is going on. This week has been slow. Around here, we know that we can get hurt if we feel like MUST trade, so we back off and enjoy life. Get away from the monitor and take a break! Let's talk about the...

How To Roll Your Futures Contracts

At Active Day Trader we pay a lot of attention to the bond market and spend even more time trading bonds. A question that has been coming a lot is "When should I roll my contract, and when?" Here's a quick video on how and when to roll your contracts and here's the...