Welcoming a New Feature: Scanning for and Excluding ETFs

Welcoming a New Feature: Scanning for and Excluding ETFs

For some investors, they feel more comfortable buying and selling Exchange Traded Funds (or ETFs) rather than individual stocks. Perhaps for some, it depends on the overall market condition and they ferry back and forth between using stocks or ETFs. ETFs also make it simple and convenient for traders to gain exposure to an entire […]

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Bull Put Spread – Free Trade Idea

Every Friday we give you a free options trade idea identified by Option Party. Today, we’re focusing on the bull put spread screener. OPPORTUNITY There is an attractive bull put spread trade in Tesla (TSLA). It is currently trading at $338.50. CHARACTERISTICS There is a 92.7% chance the stock will close above 275.00 on 08-18-2017, and you […]

Using IV Rank to Choose Better Trades

Using IV Rank to Choose Better Trades

Recently, we discussed the powerful effect of implied volatility (IV). It can wreak havoc on traders that don’t understand it and can take even a well-performing, profitable trade right to the dumpster. Conversely though, those that do understand how to use implied volatility can have it work wonderfully to their advantage. For instance, if a […]

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Long Iron Condor – Free Trade Idea

Every Friday we give you a free options trade idea identified by Option Party. Today, we’re focusing on the long iron condor screener. OPPORTUNITY There is an attractive long iron condor trade in Tesla (TSLA). It is currently trading at $$327.68. CHARACTERISTICS There is a 92.9% chance the stock will close between 255.00 and 415.00 on 08-18-2017, […]

How to Pick Your Options Strategy

How to Pick Your Options Strategy

When it comes to trading stocks, traders can keep it simple. They can allow for a minimal amount of factors to be included and still do well. All that matters is direction. There are other factors, like the dividend, upcoming earnings and plenty of different chart formations to consider. But when it comes down to […]

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Bull Call Spread – Free Trade Idea

Every Friday we give you a free options trade idea identified by Option Party. Today, we’re focusing on the Bull Call Spread. OPPORTUNITY There is an attractive bull call spread trade in Netflix (NFLX). Currently it is trading for $158.17. CHARACTERISTICS There is a 66.2% chance the stock will close above 150.00 on 07-28-2017, and […]

How to Estimate the Anticipated Move After Earnings

How to Estimate the Anticipated Move After Earnings (or Any Big Event)

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how much a stock is going to move after it reports earnings? Sometimes it’s just a 2% to 3% rally or decline. But other times we can see massive moves of 10%, 20% and more. But there’s a way to get more insight ahead of the event if you […]

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Bear Call Spread – Free Trade Idea

Every Friday we give you a free options trade idea identified by Option Party. Today, we’re focusing on the Bear Call Spread. OPPORTUNITY There is an attractive bear call spread trade in ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC. (AMD). Currently it is trading for $13.64. CHARACTERISTICS There is a 94.3% chance the stock will close below 17.50 […]

How This Screening Method Saves Time (and Frustration)

How This Screening Method Saves Time (and Frustration)

Repetitive sentences, repetitive tasks, repetitive forms, repetitive functions and repetitive requests are…annoying. (As we can see in this repetitively annoying sentence). That’s why Option Party has gone through several measures to make sure that’s not the case when users are on our platform. Entering the same scanning settings daily or even a few times a […]

Right Direction, Wrong Options? Your Problem Might Be Implied Volatility

In our last post, we were discussing end-of-day pricing vs. real-time data. In options, a lot of different variables go into pricing these contracts. One of those inputs is referred to as implied volatility. Implied volatility, or IV, is an input that many traders have likely heard of, but may not fully understand. However, understanding […]