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Options Spreads Bundle- the heart of Options Trading

Master the art of constructing and managing Option spreads, and you have a skill for consistent monthly performance.
Instructor:
Hari Swaminathan
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Learn and understand the four vertical Option spreads
Spreads are the starting point to create consistent monthly income.
Understand how "live" trades are constructed with strategy, chart analysis and execution

  SECTION I – PHILOSOPHY AND DEFINITION OF SPREADS 

  We introduce all four Options Spreads in this Bundle (Bull Call, Bear Call, Bull Put and Bear Put). This bundle is a very comprehensive coverage of all four Option spreads. Options spreads sit right in between the 4 basic Option positions and the more Advanced level Option strategies. The Spread is the bridge between the basic Option strategies and the advanced strategies. In fact, most advanced strategies are composed of the spreads we cover in this course, so this stuff is key. For the busy professional, Spreads offer the right mix of reward and risk. All 4 vertical spreads introduced in this course are extensions of the 4 basic Options. Spreads add an element of cost control and / or risk control to individual Options positions. Master the four Options Spreads, and you would have acquired a skill that can create consistent monthly income. Additionally, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the advanced Options strategies. 

   

What you will master   

  • Advantages and disadvantages of single Option strategies – Long and Short

  • How Spreads tackle the negatives of individual Options

  • With Spreads, you can now be a seller of Options

  • The meaning of “defined risk” Options investing

  • Spreads help you control your costs and risk exposure

  • What are the differences between credit and debit spreads

  • Control risk and costs without compromising on Probability

 

SECTION – II REAL LIVE TRADES ON THE 4 OPTION SPREADS 

  THE BULL CALL SPREAD 

  The Bull Call Spread is an extension of the Long Call Option. When you buy a Call Option, you are bullish. The Bull Call spread maintains the bullish element of the Long Call while controlling your costs and has a limited losses profile. Of course, everything is a compromise. But you would probably be willing to make this compromise. We explain why this spread is called a Bull Call spread, and how to address any confusion from these strange names. The risk-reward profile of a Bull Call spread is very favorable. We define why the Bull Call spread is a Debit spread, and study its Profit and Loss diagrams in detail. We put a real trade on IBM and we navigate the trade for a couple of weeks. 

 

What you will master   

  • Differences between Debit spreads and Credit spreads

  • How does the Bull Call reduce your costs

  • What do we give up when we put on a Bull Call spread

  • What are the criteria for a good Bull Call spread

  • Put a real Bull Call spread on IBM and understand the position

  • Analyze, simulate the trade through various stages of the trade

  • Put the trade in context with the overall market condition

  • Analyze exit points carefully and execute the exit

 

THE BEAR CALL SPREAD 

  The Bear Call Spread is a credit spread, and we explain why credit spreads are a viable way to assuming an Option seller’s profile. The Bear Call spread limits your risk. We study the role of Probability in selecting credit spreads as well as Implied volatility considerations and time decay. Time decay is a key component of credit spreads and the Bear Call spread can be an excellent way to generate monthly income. All spreads can be part of the busy professional’s playbook, but credit spreads can be especially attractive. We analyze the right criteria for credit spreads, including the selection of the expiry series as well as the individual Options itself. We put a real trade on Amazon (AMZN) and track, monitor and adjust this trade until its exit. 

What you will master   

  • Differences between Debit spreads and Credit spreads

  • How does the Bear Call spread control your risks

  • What do we give up when we put on a Bear Call spread

  • What are the criteria for a good Bear Call spread

  • Analyze chart and resistance levels for a good Bear Call

  • How do we put Probability on our side

  • The balance between premium collected and time to expiry

  • Put a real Bear Call spread on AMZN and understand the position

  • Analyze, simulate the trade through various stages of the trade

  • Put the trade in context with the overall market condition

  • Analyze exit points carefully and execute the exit

 

THE BEAR PUT SPREAD 

  The Bear Put spread can be a powerful strategy for bear markets. The Bear Put is an extension of the Long Put Option. The Bear Put has some specific features, which make it a very attractive spread, and we dig deep into these characteristics. We put a real trade on Netflix (NFLX). The risk reward characteristics of Bear Put spreads are very attractive as its losses are limited. The Bear Put, just like the Long Put is a Vega positive trade, so this trade can optimize a bearish move as well as any upside from Implied volatility changes. The choice of expiry series, time decay effects and the choices of individual Options are also important. 

 

What you will master   

  • Why the Bear Put spread is a debit spread

  • How the Bear Put spread optimizes a bearish move in a stock

  • Get benefits from Delta and Vega – double deal

  • Why this is a Limited Losses spread

  • How time decay affects the Bear Put spread

  • Study of Profit and Loss diagrams

  • Plan the trade entry for a Bear Put spread

  • Chart and Stock analysis

  • Plan and execute the exit on the NFLX trade

 

THE BULL PUT SPREAD 

  The Bull Put spread is a flat to bullish that profits primarily from time decay, but can also profit quicker from a move to the upside. Its important to pick the right strike prices for the Bull Put spread, as is a thorough analysis of the stock’s chart and support levels. In this course, this is what we do – we pick Google (GOOG) as our candidate for the Bull Put, and analyze past price action, support levels and put on a successful Bull Put spread. 

   

What you will master   

  • The anatomy of a good Bull Put spread

  • Analysis of stock chart and support levels

  • What is special about the Bull Put spread

  • How does the Bull Put spread control your risks

  • How do we put Probability on our side

  • The balance between premium collected and time to expiry

  • Put a real Bull Put spread on GOOG and understand the position

  • Analyze, simulate the trade through various stages of the trade

  • Put the trade in context with the overall market condition

  • Analyze exit points carefully and execute the exit

 

MONTHLY INCOME STRATEGIES PRIMER
     If you have a regular job, then you need strategies that allow you to focus on your job, but yet create a somewhat stable and reliable income stream from your investments. In this PRIMER, we dig deep into credit spreads and understand why being an Option seller (risk defined of course – no naked selling) may not be that bad after all. 

 
 
 

   

Introduction to Options Spreads

1
Introduction to Option Spreads Primer - Part I
We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Option spreads, and why Option spreads can provide vital control with costs and risks. Option spreads are a step up from Single Options and mastering spreads is key to enhancing your learning on Options.
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Introduction to Option Spreads - Part II

The Bull call spread is also called a Debit spread and this spread is a direct extension of the Long Call single Option. How does the Bull Call spread tackle the negatives of a Long Call position. And what are the compromises. Also introduces the Bull Put Spread, a Credit spread

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Introduction to Option Spreads - Part III

Bear Put is an extension of the Long Put  single option. The Bear Call is an extension of the Short call single option. Once you put a Bear call spread, the unlimited risk profile of a Short call disappears. 

All four Option Spread Trades (with detailed explanation and trade entry parameters)

1
IBM Bull Call Trade Live Trade, Rationale, Adjustments, Exit
Live Bull Call spread on IBM. The outlook for IBM was determined by Chart analysis and suitable strike prices and expiry series chosen for the trade. 
2
AMZN Bear Call Trade - Live Trade, Rationale, Adjustments, Exit
Heavy technical analysis on the AMZN Bear call trade results in entering the trade above the resistance point for AMZN. 
3
NFLX Bear Put Trade - Live Trade, Rationale, Adjustments, Exit
Trade entry considerations for the NFLX Bear Put trade. 
4
GOOG Bull Put Trade Live Trade, Rationale, Adjustments, Exit
The GOOG trade is very choppy. But it never hits our adjustment point. This is a lesson that you have to give a trade enough wiggle room.
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CONCLUSION
This concludes the course on Options spreads.
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Options Spreads Quiz
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