Options Investing

Options are a unique trading tool that allow you to hedge your bets in the stock market... or make new bets, for or against companies and outcomes. Learn about the different types of options, how they work, the risks involved, and how to use them in your investment plan.
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What Is a Protective Put Option?
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Learn What Volatility Skew Means in Investments
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SPX Options vs. SPY Options
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The 8 Best Options Trading Books of 2021
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What Is Time Decay in Options?
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The Iron Condor Trader's Mindset
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Advice on Making Your First Option Trade
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Options: The Concept of Put-Call Parity
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What Is an Option Assignment?
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What Does It Mean to 'Buy the Dips'?
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What Is a European Option?
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What Is a Collar?
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Put Spreads vs. Naked Puts
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Option Strategies and the Philosophy Behind Writing Covered Calls
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Why Puts Cost More Than Calls
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Understand an Out-of-the-Money Option and How to Hedge It
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Strategies for New Option Traders
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What Is an American Option?
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Learn About the Psychology of Trading and How Mindset Effects Results
Bull and Bear Market
How to Invest Before (and During) a Bear Market
Negative Gamma for Aggressive Traders
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Using Positive Theta Strategies When Bullish or Bearish
American vs. European Options
Do You Understand European Settlement Price? Now You Can Learn More
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Misconception: Almost All Options Expire Worthless
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Odds That Your Options Will Move Into the Money
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What Is an Options Roll Up?
Always consider risk and Reward
Are Options for Risk Takers or the Risk Averse?
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Ready to Exercise Your Startup Stock Options? Three Things to Consider Before You Do