High performance Stock Trading using key Options techniques
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High performance Stock Trading using key Options techniques

Important Options trading concepts for all Stock traders wanting to apply simple techniques for high performance trading
4.7 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,110 students enrolled
Created by Hari Swaminathan
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • All Stock traders will understand certain key Options concepts that they can use in their Stock trading
  • Clearly understand the differences between Stocks and Options
  • Use three very specific strategies that can enhance and improve their Stock performance in a significant manner
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  • Some experience with Stock trading will be helpful but not required

If you're a Stock trader who's always wanted to learn about Options, this course is for you. If you're a Stock trader wanting to significantly improve your Stock portfolio performance, this course is for you. If you're a Stock trader that was always interested in utilizing Options for better performance, but was always too confused as to how to use them, this course is for you. The course is a collection of key Options concepts, and how Options are different from Stocks. Most importantly, you'll receive 3 specific strategies to use Options in combination with your Stocks to double or even triple your performance.

Options trading has a learning curve, and its best to approach this learning process methodically and using Paper Money accounts as much as possible while you go through this learning process. There's also a 3-course Options Beginners Bundle that newcomers to Options will benefit from. Inside this course you'll find a very attractive coupon for purchasing this 3-course Bundle. However, with this course, you'll have all the basic information and knowledge required to execute these three specific strategies on a consistent basis.

The courseware is arranged in such a manner where we start with the differences between the two instruments, and lead into the more advanced tactics. All Stock traders and even some Options traders will find this material very useful. The final 3 videos explain how Stock traders can use simple Options strategies to significantly enhance their performance in Stock trading itself.

Who is the target audience?
  • All Stock traders wanting to learn about Options will benefit from this course
  • All Stock traders wanting to improve their performance in their Stock portfolios
  • All Stock traders can use this course as a starting point to learn more about Options
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Curriculum For This Course
6 Lectures
The advantages of Options for Stock traders
6 Lectures 01:31:35

This video analyzes the differences in the risk profile of owning Stocks and Options. Most new investors may not realize these differences. Most stock investors don't realize that buying stocks or shorting stocks has something we call in the Options world as an "unlimited loss profile". Its only when we look at a Stocks vs Options position on a P&L graph that we realize how scary a Stock profile can be. In the Options world, its all about controlling your risk. In this video, we compare a stock position in Google (GOOG) to an equivalent position using Options. Options have several advantages over stocks, and risk management is one of them. This feature is analyzed in this video.

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One of the big differences between Stocks and Options is the costs of buying an equivalent amount of the two instruments. For example, 100 shares of GOOGL may cost $60,000 but an equivalent amount in Options can cost less than $1000. Its amazing, but true. This video looks at Costs.

Stocks versus Options - Cost analysis

One of the greatest features of Options is its ability to efficiently use Capital. This video explains how Capital efficiency with Options works. In this video, we compare the capital requirements of similar positions using Stock and using Options. One of the key advantages of using Options is capital efficiency of Options. We compare a stock position in Google (GOOG) and an equivalent position in Options. Options involve deploying significantly less capital to achieve a similar reward profile, as compared with Stocks.

Capital efficiency of Options versus Stocks

Specific strategy # 1 - Use Options to sell your Stocks at prices that are significantly higher than what the Stock is currently trading at. And even make some income doing that. This is quite simply one of the coolest Stock and Option combo strategies

For Stock Traders - Use Options to sell Stocks at very high prices

Specific strategy # 2 - Use Options to BUY your Stocks at prices that are significantly lower than what the Stock is currently trading at. And even do much better than that. This is another one of the coolest Stock and Option combo strategies

For Stock Traders - Use Options to buy Stocks at very low prices

You've probably heard that Options can be used for hedging your Stock portfolios. This specific strategy shows you exactly how you can do that. Very useful if you have many Stocks and you're concerned about them going down.

For Stock Traders - Use Options to hedge your Stock portfolio

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About the Instructor
Hari Swaminathan
4.4 Average rating
3,637 Reviews
29,484 Students
29 Courses
Options Mentor, Financial markets educator, Trader, Investor

Knowledge. Strategy. Execution.

Hari Swaminathan is the founder of OptionTiger, a cutting-edge Options Mentoring company, and a full-circle educator in all areas of Financial Markets, Hari has developed several proprietary Intellectual Property "methods and approaches" around enhancing base case Options strategies (which favor the Market Makers) and turns that deficit into a massive EDGE on the trader's side.. Like building a powerful Strategy "for all Option Strategies". 

Hari is self-taught in Options and actively trading these instruments for almost 10 years, mostly through trial and error. Trial and error in general, is an excellent method of learning, but applied in this context, trial and error CAN BE EXPENSIVE. My courseware focuses on this aspect mostly, so you can avoid losing money in the 1 to 2 years when you're learning. Yes, it does take that long, if not more. If the markets were indeed simple, you'd have everyone involved in it. Patience, Diligence, and Determination are what you need during this time.

Hari has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from India, and MBA's from Columbia University in NYC and London Business School in London UK. 

More than ever, its become important for normal people to take charge of their financial situation, and truly understand how financial markets, and the various asset classes, trading nuances really work. Investing in the financial markets is no longer a HANDS-OFF ACTIVITY. There's no point blaming financial advisors after the fact. Now, it's become crucial for everyone to do "their OWN homework", so you can decide for yourself whether something is good or risky. This is of course easier said than done, and that's exactly where we come in.

My mission is to educate everyday people on the deep, strategic underpinnings of the stock markets, and exploit that knowledge with the use of OPTIONS.  THERE IS NOTHING RANDOM about the markets. There are surprises all the time, but there's always a method behind every madness. And my goal is to get you to this point of understanding and awareness. That's when it starts to fit in. 

Knowledge, Education, Crafting Breakthrough strategy, Technical analysis, Following Smart Money, Risk management, Disciplined Money management, and near flawless Execution approaches are just a few of the crucial points emphasized in all the Courses. Video-based education courseware, Practical workshops, several elite proprietary Advanced systems, a 4-week Live Mentoring program are just a few things we offer. The goal is to provide a "full circle" education in the Markets, which is necessary before it starts "fitting in". 

Let's break down the Options game in a realistic manner. 

The Pluses

1. Options were invented out of thin air. And the people who invented them won Nobel Prizes for their invention (Fisher and Black). It is purely a "Mathematical" concept. 

2. This gives rise to very complex but interesting  analytical scenarios. It also gives us the ability to model Options with a set of tools like a car dashboard. This data is embedded in the mathematical formulas that underpin Options structure itself.

3. Because everything in Options is defined in mathematical terms, its also important to realize that OPTIONS will always be the same. Forever. Unless they discover serious flaws in the formulas and models used by these Nobel winners. 

4. Options and Chess have LARGE overlaps. You may agree that Chess is a game of "skill". It's a game of Strategy and depends upon how well you can plan (ahead) to attack, defend or take a neutral position. We also believe that Chess is strategy-focused and depends upon certain mathematical principles. Why or How do we know this - The reason we know its a game of skill is : Try to play 100 chess games with Kasparov or Anand. Normal people are almost guaranteed a loss in all 100 games. So it has to be a game of skill. And why do we know its underlying features are mathematics based. The fact that a computer like Deep Blue beat the GrandMaster Garry Kasparov in 1997.

5. Lastly, You MUST believe this completely -  Options, just like Chess, are a "skill set", and requires acquiring a deep set of analytical skills much more so than most skill sets in the world, and THEY can only be MASTERED over a period of time. Once you understand Options better, you'll realize how true this is. But, there is a very powerful light at the end of this tunnel. You build a skill set for life.  Age, Geographical location, Lifestyles, or Weather are no longer a barrier to creating consistent income streams, regardless of who you are, where you are, or how old you are. 

This is very POWERFUL stuff. 

Now let's look at the negatives. This is what most people will NOT tell you. Anyone that tells you Options are SIMPLE, and you can make extra ordinary income easily, is JUST NOT TRUE. I will tell you Options can be brutal if you simply apply speculative methodologies. And once you can develop a SYSTEMATIC approach to every situation (which is the Real Game), you'll be well on your way to consistent performance.


Options are easily the most fascinating financial instrument with several upside benefits, but also an equally powerful set of negatives. 

1. Options have a steep learning curve. Don't expect to become Kasparov in a couple of months. Market Makers who are 99% of the time, the counter party to all Options trades, are Options professionals, with 10 to 20 years of experience, in performing their "legal duty" of providing liquidity. 

2. If you're interested in Options, try NOT approach it with a mindset or requirement of making money. This is not only NOT going to happen, but its a recipe for disaster. It's like a student of Medicine wanting to practice their skills after 2 months of study. 

3) As someone that has self-learnt Options and through making mistakes from Trial and Error, I can tell you Options trading is not something you should take lightly. You will hear people talking of fantastic triple and quadruple digit returns. I'm here to be brutally honest with you - 

- Be very very careful in the first 12 months of Options trading. 

- This is when everyone is the most vulnerable to losing money. 

- Your main objective during this time is to focus on learning this craft 

Having said that, if you can get past the first 12 months and acquire the expertise in a Systematic manner with Systematic approaches to every situation, true financial independence awaits. But you have some serious but exciting work to do before you get there, and I'm here to help you in this journey. 

And join me in my UDemy courses, where I share cutting-edge theoretical knowledge mixed with practical insights, strategy and impeccable execution approaches, through live trading examples. How do we know it's all this (don't just go by my word). Check what 30,000 students have to say in 3100 Reviews, with almost 2800 of them being 5-Star or 4-Star

If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to message me on Udemy.

The order to follow on my Udemy courses

Comprehensive guide to Financial Markets, Investing and Trading

Options Trading Beginners Bundle (3-course Bundle)

Advanced Options Concepts

Options spreads and credit spreads Bundle

Technical analysis and Chart reading Bundle

After this, the order does not matter. You can take any of the courses as per your interest.