Option Trading for Rookies: Investing like Professionals

Learn to maximize your profitability and probability of success trading options, using a strategy known as Covered Call
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2016 English

Course Description

Course Updated: February, 2017

*****Join our family of 1,300+ happy students who have enrolled in this course*****

If you are a Tastytrader struggling to get up to speed or just someone hungry to learn how to trade, I have designed my courses to get you up and running in the minimal amount of time.  

Investing Strategies and Option Trading:

  • Do you want to learn how to make more money on your stock investments?
  • Do you want to learn how to buy stocks for under market value?
  • Do you want to learn how to increase your profits while limiting your trading risk?

Most of us our "Passive" Investors, which means we give all of our money to a supposed "Professional" to manage and then watch it go up and down year after year, pretty much going nowhere.  This course will teach you how to Trade Covered Calls and Outperform 95% of the Mutual Funds out there.  

What is a Covered Call and why do I need to learn to do it?  A Covered Call is a combination Stock/Option Strategy. You need to learn it because the majority of Mutual Funds out there under-perform the benchmark Dow Jones/S&P 500 and then charge you a ton of fees for doing a lousy job!

There is no frivolous information here.  Our goal is to get you up and Investing Profitably right away, so everything you need to know is here and presented in a straightforward and easy to understand format.  All the information is laid out and explained thoroughly on slides, and then illustrated on live trading platforms to show you how to use it in reality.

Myths will be busted:

1) Investing is not as complicated as professionals would lead you to believe, in fact it’s pretty easy

2) Investing does not take a lot of time.  You can do it from work or home in less than 15 minutes a day 

3) Investing does not take years to learn, I am going to teach you in only a few hours

No Fundamental or Technical Analysis is used or needed.  This program is based on strategy.  And strategy can be applied to any stock at any time.

I'm a firm believer that "Nobody Cares About Your Money More Than You Do."  I want to teach you how to manage your own money, so you don't have to pay exorbitant fees to Money Managers who get paid whether they make money for you or not.  

Young or Old, everyone can learn to invest their own money.  All you need is the calculator on your phone and you have all the tools necessary to take this course and learn a skill that can make you money for the rest of your life and help you outperform 95% of the Mutual Funds!

This course is for all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced traders! All you need is an open mind and a passion to be successful!

Enroll in this course now and start trading the market successfully!


All our Sharper Trades courses come with:

  • 30 day money-back-in-full guarantee
  • Unlimited lifetime access at no extra costs
  • All future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free
  • Our Sharper Trades team is always available to answer any question you might have regarding this course. Answers are given in less than 24 hours!
  • Your trading success is our goal!


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What are the requirements?

  • Students need the desire to manage their own money, everything else will be defined and explained

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand and learn how covered calls work
  • Use covered calls to lower your cost basis
  • Learn to increase probability of profit

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to generate more money for retirement
  • Tastytraders who are having a hard time get up to speed on understanding what is going on. This will get you up to speed quickly.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introduction to Stock Investing Strategies
Course Introduction
Software Update

Quick Intro on what we're going to learn and why we absolutely should take the time to learn it


The scary reality of how Mutual Fund Managers are actually taking all your retirement money and leaving you with the scraps.  This should scare you into taking control of your own retirement account.

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Section 2: Covered Calls

What does "Lowering Cost Basis" actually mean?  It is explained here.


Quick recap of how options work and the Rules for doing Covered Calls ("Covered Stock")

Option Trading for Rookies: Understand Options Completely

Setting up a Covered Call on a Trading Platform and what exactly is going on when we do it.


What does Lower Cost Basis mean when we Buy Stock?  Here is what a Covered Call looks like in reality and why we do it.


With all the different choices available to us, how do we know which Call to Sell?  We use the Golden 3 Criteria.


Now that we know the Golden 3 Criteria, how do figure them out and use them?  We break it all down for you here.

Q&A and Coaching - We Are Here to Help!
4 questions

Recap of the Rules

Section 3: Breaking Down the Golden Three Formulas

We've seen the numbers, now let's take a look visually at what a Covered Call really is.


We've seen the numbers, now let's take a look visually at what a Covered Call really is.


These are the benefits of doing Covered Calls.  Cost Basis is always improved and Rate of Return has huge potential.  Here is a real world example so you can see both in action.


Why do we do one over the other?  Cost Basis and POP.  See them side by side and why we prefer Covered Calls.

Section 4: Choosing your Covered Call

How do we choose the correct call to sell?  It is purely a preference.  There is no right or wrong answer, it simply comes down to what is most important to you.  Cost Basis, POP or ROR?  See how to make that choice in a real world example here.


How do we choose the correct call to sell?  It is purely a preference.  There is no right or wrong answer, it simply comes down to what is most important to you.  Cost Basis, POP or ROR?  See how to make that choice in a real world example here.


So now we know how covered calls work and how to set them up.  At the end of every option expiration period, what do we do?  This is your new monthly routine, laid out based on every possible outcome.  


Why are we doing this?  How do we do this?  What choices do we need to make?  Covered Calls in a nutshell.


Let's take a look at some real world numbers and see how doing covered calls can help your retirement grow exponentially.

7 questions

How to mix and match using the Golden 3 Criteria

Section 5: Live Trading Examples

Real time trading example using Facebook stock for our covered call.  Looking at Cost Basis, POP and ROR on 2 different examples.


Real time trading example using Bonds (TLT) stock for our covered call.  Looking at Cost Basis, POP and ROR on 2 different examples.

Section 6: Conclusion

Covered Calls Checklist so you have it all in one place and you can cut it out and put on your wall.  Enjoy and happy trading!

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Instructor Biography

Kal Zurn, Option Trading for Rookies

I am a regular guy with no finance background, who has spent the last 6 years with the help of the online Financial Network, Tastytrade, learning how to trade options successfully.  

You can find me on their site as a "Rising Star" and now I want to share my hard earned knowledge with all of you in a more concise and easy to understand program.  If you are a Tastytrader struggling to get up to speed or just someone hungry to learn how to trade, I have designed my courses to get you up and running in the minimal amount of time.  

I have distilled the art of Trading Options into a handful of videos that anyone, using just the calculator on their phone, can easily learn and use to make consistent returns in the stock market for the rest of their lives.  

This is not a "Get Rich Quick" Scheme.  This is the Art of Building Wealth and teaching you to get to the point where "your money makes more money than you do" (as a friend of mine so artfully put).  Nobody cares more about your money than you do, so stop paying other people to manage it when I can teach you to start doing it yourself in only 15 minutes a day.  

Instructor Biography

Luca Moschini, Forex, Commodity & Stock Trader, Chinese Medicine Instructor

Luca Moschini is the founder of Sharper Trades, an online trading education site offering a comprehensive training program based on candlestick analysis, technical analysis and option strategies.

Luca is a swing trader with his main focus on individual stocks and. He trades US markets, predominantly NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group) . He also trades gold, grains, natural gas and other commodities.

In addition, Luca is also the founder and head instructor of Dashen® Foundation. He carries on the tradition he was taught by his teachers who studied with highly advanced Tai Chi, Qigong and Jin Shin Jyutsu masters.

Luca travels extensively to share the teachings of Chinese Medicine. He also has a private practice in California, Utah and Oregon and teaches self-care techniques at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

Luca Moschini is nationally certified through the NCCAOM (National Commission Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).


All the information shared in our courses is provided for educational purposes only. Any trades placed upon reliance on Sharper Trades are taken at your own risk for your own account. Past performance is no guarantee.

While there is great potential for reward trading stocks, commodities, options and forex, there is also substantial risk of loss in all trading. All trading operations involve high risks of losing your entire investment. You must decide your own suitability to trade.

Trading results can never be guaranteed. This is not an offer to buy or sell stock, forex, futures, options, commodity interests or any other trading security.


Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to invest in foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. 

The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss in excess of your initial investment. Therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.

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