How To Select the Best Long Strike For An Options Credit Spread

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In our SMBU Daily Video, Seth Freudberg discusses how to decide the best long strike to select when selling a credit spread with a directional viewpoint in mind. In this video, you will learn: Why the strike separation that yields the highest dollar credit is usually NOT the best long strike to select. Why you need to focus on return, not dollars … Read More

The Case for Wider Option Spreads

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When analyzing a vertical based credit spread, including iron condors and butterflies, the first question that usually comes up is where to place the short strike. In a distant second usually comes the question of where to place the long strike, that is how wide the spread will be. This leaves some analysis to be done on using more contracts … Read More

Recording: Jared Levy of Unveils the Vertical Spread Advantage

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SMB’s Options Tribe is an online community of options traders dedicated to sharing successful options trading ideas with all of our members worldwide. Each week the community will meet online for the primary purpose of watching live presentations made by veteran options traders and experts in the world of options trading. In this presentation, Jared Levy of introduced Options … Read More

Monthly Options Spread Trading is a 12-Inning Game

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I’m mentoring a remarkable options trainee named Joe. We’ve been working together for over two years. Joe is remarkable for many reasons, but among them is the fact that he lives in Indonesia and is asleep during the majority of the U.S. options market hours due to the time difference (about 12 hours—we’re talking about half way around the world … Read More