Professional Options Trading, Simplified

Master the art of trading options with high probability of success, enabling you to generate a steady income stream
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Instructed by Alex Bastardas Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 21
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 9 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

There are several option and financial courses out there. Most of them promise to teach you a set of strategies that can deliver huge profits with limited risk. The fact is, most retail option traders actually lose money. Sure enough, they might have a couple of successful trades at the beginning. But sooner or later, the odds play out, and poor trading techniques cause a cascade of errors.

The goal of this course is teach you the way professionals play. They don't lose money, they make a consistent profit. The profits might not be a 700% return on one trade, but rather, a daily 1% return in many. When you add the numbers up, you will see that the smart, patient trader actually wins the race at the end of the year.

The course will not be delving into non-essential information. You do not need to know about complex strategies that have very poor success records, or delve into excessive mathematics or chart reading. We have backtested years of financial data to show which strategies actually, consistently, work. This is not our opinion, it is what the statistics show. As a result, we will only focus on the top most statistically successful strategies, and will teach you when to use which, depending on the market conditions and your personal trading profile.

At the end of this course, not only will you have solid knowledge about options trading, but you will have the benefit of knowing what works and what doesn't. You will know how to take advantage of volatility, the implied mathematical probabilities, and the time to expiration. Oh, and you most probably be able to get back the money you invested in this course in one trade.


What makes this course stand out from the rest?

  • We only focus on the strategies that statistically work. We have backtested years of financial data to come up with this list
  • We focus on teaching, not on selling subscriptions or garnering commissions from trades. As a result, we do not promise unrealistic exceptional returns or waste time discussing once-in-a-lifetime lucky guesses
  • We go beyond directional strategies, to focus on how to make money even if the market moves against you, by taking advantage of time and volatility
  • We explain how you can start making money right away, and give you the techniques you need to be successful from the get-go.

What are the requirements?

  • Internet access

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Trade options with very high success rates
  • Generate steady weekly income through low-risk strategies
  • Master the most successful options strategies that professionals use
  • Understand -and be able to profit from- the world of financial derivatives

What is the target audience?

  • Ambitious but rational individuals who do not get fooled by get-rich-quick schemes
  • Anybody interested in generating a highly successful income stream

What you get with this course?

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

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Options: The Concept and its Pricing
04:31

Understand what an option is, and what its main components and types are.

5 questions

Master the essentials.

05:08

We identify what the essential elements that affect the price of an option contract are. You'll also be able to understand how these elements work to affect the price.

4 questions

The premium characteristics and its variables.

04:00

Get to know and understand what the main 'option greeks' are, and what they tell you about your trades.

Option Greeks Quiz
5 questions
05:34

Understand what the difference between buying and selling an option is, what the advanatges and disadvantages of each are, and what the ideal scenario to buy or sell is.

5 questions

Test your grasp on buying vs selling options.

04:54

Learn the difference between the instrinsic and the extrinsic value of an option. Be able to calculate each, and understand what they mean for your trading.

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value Quiz
6 questions
8 pages

Learn what a breakeven point is, and how to calculate them in each of the strategies we teach you in this course.

03:40

What is an option chain? How can one buy, sell, and create option spreads through an online brokerage?

Section 2: Time, Volatility & Probability of Success
05:27

Understand the impact that time to expiration has on options pricing, and identify scenarios in which you can profit from this phenomenon.

Impact of Time Quiz
4 questions
06:07

Discover one of the most important -and often overlooked- components in option trading: volatility. Learn the difference between historical and implied. Understand the concept of IV rank, and learn how to use all this to establish more successful trades.

Volatility Quiz
4 questions
06:49

Understand the concept of probability in options trading. Learn the difference between probability of being ITM and probability of success. Identify which options and trades are likely to have the best -and the worst- probabilities of success.

Probability Quiz
5 questions
06:53

Understand the impact of this often overlooked element in options trading. Learn how liquidity -or a lack thereof- can make or break a trade. Discover where to find liquid underlyings, and how to take advantage of it in your trading.

Liquidity Quiz
4 questions
Section 3: The Strategies That Work
08:06

Learn how the strategy is built, what the trading philosophy behind it is, what its risk/reward setup is, how its P/L and breakeven points are calculated, when the best time to trade it is, what type of underlying and market conditions are ideal for it, how the option greeks affect it, and what its advantages and disadvantages are.

Strategy 1 Quiz
4 questions
06:07

Learn how the strategy is built, what the trading philosophy behind it is, what its risk/reward setup is, how its P/L and breakeven points are calculated, when the best time to trade it is, what type of underlying and market conditions are ideal for it, how the option greeks affect it, and what its advantages and disadvantages are.

Strategy 2 Quiz
4 questions
10:42

Learn how the strategy is built, what the trading philosophy behind it is, what its risk/reward setup is, how its P/L and breakeven points are calculated, when the best time to trade it is, what type of underlying and market conditions are ideal for it, how the option greeks affect it, and what its advantages and disadvantages are.

Strategy 3 Quiz
5 questions
11:49

Learn how the strategy is built, what the trading philosophy behind it is, what its risk/reward setup is, how its P/L and breakeven points are calculated, when the best time to trade it is, what type of underlying and market conditions are ideal for it, how the option greeks affect it, and what its advantages and disadvantages are.

Strategy 4 Quiz
5 questions
09:44

Learn how the strategy is built, what the trading philosophy behind it is, what its risk/reward setup is, how its P/L and breakeven points are calculated, when the best time to trade it is, what type of underlying and market conditions are ideal for it, how the option greeks affect it, and what its advantages and disadvantages are.

Strategy 5 Quiz
5 questions
08:17

Learn how the strategy is built, what the trading philosophy behind it is, what its risk/reward setup is, how its P/L and breakeven points are calculated, when the best time to trade it is, what type of underlying and market conditions are ideal for it, how the option greeks affect it, and what its advantages and disadvantages are.

Strategy 6 Quiz
5 questions
09:02

Learn how the strategy is built, what the trading philosophy behind it is, what its risk/reward setup is, how its P/L and breakeven points are calculated, when the best time to trade it is, what type of underlying and market conditions are ideal for it, how the option greeks affect it, and what its advantages and disadvantages are.

Strategy 7 Quiz
4 questions
Section 4: The Data that Proves It
01:44

In this lecture, we publish the results of our proprietary, three-year-long study on the different success rates of the strategies discussed.

Section 5: You're Ready
04:51

What to do now? We offer the tips you need to get your trading started, a discussion on the best online brokerages, the type of account you should open, the amount of money you need to get started, and how to avoid the common problems option traders face.

1 page

This is a document where we list the definitions of some option-related terms that we use frequently in the course. It can be a handy reference when watching the lectures or doing the quizzes.

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Instructor Biography

Alex Bastardas, Founder of BBCP Capital and Finance Teacher

Educated at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Pennsylvania, Alex has two life passions: Teaching and Investing. He has developed both Economics and Finance curriculums ranging from high school to advanced college courses.

With years of investing experience, he has been able to deliver consistently above-average returns in all the years since. He co-founded his own investing firm four years ago.

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