What is a Stock Option?

Simple explination, and things to know to start trading stock options
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I think everyone should be taught what stock options are in high school, they are that important and that powerful! I explain what a stock option is how it works and some tips to help beginners not fall into proverbial bear traps. This is not the ultimate guide to knowing all of options, just a solid foot in the door. Enjoy!

Who this course is for:

  • For people with a familiarity with the Stock Market wanting to know how Stock Options work

Course content

1 section8 lectures35m total length
  • Introduction: What I Trade "SPY"
  • Disclaimer
  • Options explained in less than 10 minutes.
  • Options value explained futher in less than 4 minutes
  • Main option greek explained in less than 4 minutes.
  • Technical Indicators
  • Too important to leave out.
  • Bonus Lecture: 70% or better probability of profit.


Best selling Author, and seasoned Stock Market Trader
Eric Blair
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 1,437 Reviews
  • 33,603 Students
  • 8 Courses

I've been described as tenacious in my study of stock trading. I like high probabilities, I don't look for a fair fight. I look to always improve myself, and have been since I started researching stock trading in 2009 and have been actively trading since 2012. I've published a book on my favorite method of trading and now am looking teach with video's to share what I've learned hopefully more clear than the dry financial books and video's I learned from.