Options Strategy Lessons

If you bought a stock option, it could be “in the money.” But what does that mean? It means that, for the moment, the underlying stock has moved beyond the option’s strike price. There’s a lot to unpack in that last sentence. I’ll do so in this guide. The Strike… Read More

If you bought a stock option, it could be “out of the money.” But what, exactly, is “out of the money”? It means that, for the moment, the underlying stock has yet to move beyond the option’s strike price. There’s a lot going on in that last sentence. I’ll break… Read More

When it comes to choosing an online broker, there are countless choices. But are some of them better for options trading than others? In a word: yes. For starters, you need to pay attention to commission costs. If you pick a broker that charges a high fee for trades, any… Read More

If you’re serious about making money with options, then you might be asking yourself: “What is the cheapest brokerage for options trading?” First of all: congratulations. It’s a very good that you’re even asking that question. Trading options can get very expensive with the wrong broker. That’s especially the case… Read More

Options contracts tend to decrease in value as they get closer to expiration. That’s called time-decay. Simply put: you can lose money with options even if you make the right call about the underlying security but ignore time-decay. On the other hand, you can also let time-decay work in your… Read More