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
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  • Lectures 6
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Some experience with Stock trading will be helpful but not required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The advantages of Options for Stock traders

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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.

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Instructor Biography

Hari Swaminathan, Options and Financial markets expert, Trader and Investor

Knowledge. Strategy. Execution.

Hari Swaminathan is the founder of OptionTiger, a cutting-edge Options education and trading company based in Washington D.C.. Hari is an entrepreneur, everyday person and a self-taught Options expert for over 8 years. Hari has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from India, and MBA degrees from Columbia University in NYC and London Business School in the U.K

More than ever, its become important for everyday people to take control of their financial situation, and create additional income in a smart, risk-controlled manner. This is precisely my mission. Through knowledge, education and investment discipline. Options are powerful, but they have a learning curve. I've broken down all the complexities of Options in simple language that everyone can understand. The courseware uses real trade examples, always highlighting the pluses and minuses of every investment situation. Options provide the best way to take advantage of bull cycles, bear cycles and everything in between.

As someone that has self-learnt Options and through making mistakes, 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 and not lose money during this time. 

Having said that, if you can get past the first 12 months and acquire the expertise in a systematic manner, true financial independence awaits. Options are a mathematical and strategic game much like Chess, and no amount of technological advances can make this skill obsolete, because the fundamentals of Options are never going to change. 

You can trade Options from anywhere in the world, regardless of how old you are. You never have to worry about job security any more because you have a skill that can produce consistent wealth month after month. 

But you have some serious but exciting work to do before you can get there, and I'm here to help you in this journey. 

Watch my Free Course for Options Trading Beginners where I draw out a detailed roadmap of what this 12-month journey looks like, and the specific strategies you should master during each step of this learning process. 

Watch my Free Mini-courses or my YouTube channel , all of which have the highest quality of education material. 

And join me in my UDemy courses, where I share cutting-edge theoretical knowledge mixed with practical insights, strategy and impeccable execution through live trading examples. 

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.

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