Category: options

Break the Cycle

"Let me tell you about the time I doubled my money on an option trade in one day." Wow, that's great! "Yeah, unfortunately I gave it all back the next day and by the end of the week I was down 50% on the trade." Sound familiar? Of course it does. It's happened to practically...

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Category: options

Can One Equal Five?

If I buy a single Aug21 SPY 310/305 Vertical Put Debit spread how many assets do I now own? One of course! Wait, is this a trick question? One, right? The correct answer is five! If that answer didn't occur to you right away then keep reading because I'm going to reveal one of the most...

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Category: options

Spin the Wheel

There's 'trading' options and then there's 'buying' and 'selling' options. Of course trading involves buying and selling but it's much more than that. Successful traders plan their trades and take advantage of opportunities when they present. Unsuccessful traders play options like the roulette wheel in Vegas. Put 10% of my entire portfolio on red 7....

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Category: options

Free Netflix!

How can a option position be free? Just 1 day after establishing a NFLX position this week I had the opportunity to eliminate all cost in the position while still maintaining a potential maximum profit of $10,020. Actually, I did a little better than that. I locked in a minimum $20 profit even if NFLX...

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Category: options

Options Education – A Ratio Spread on the S&P500

Paragon Options is our futures option service which is intended to manage the risk of trading futures with various options strategies. This is an education article that we hope will expand your understanding of options as well as provide you with a trading idea for this week. This weeks blog post  is looking at a...

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Category: options

The Weekly Call – Trade Setups for the Week of April 19th

The Weekly Call provides perspective on high-quality setups and trading strategies focused in the Commodity world.. My current performance shows a 416% return since October 2016. The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate how to swing trade futures using our methodology to select high-quality setups and manage the trade with our risk management approach....

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Category: options

Using a Calendar Spread to exploit High Volatility in the S&P500

This is a blog post for Paragon options showing one of our current live trades using the S&P500.  This strategy is a calendar put spread using a long 2700 ES Futures put out in June and selling weekly options against it.  The S&P 500 weekly options currently have a very high implied volatility and so...

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Category: options

The Weekly Call – Trade Setups for the Week of April 5th

The Weekly Call provides perspective on high-quality setups and trading strategies focused in the Commodity world.. My current performance shows a 416% return since October 2016. The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate how to swing trade futures using our methodology to select high-quality setups and manage the trade with our risk management approach....

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Category: options

The Risk-Free Option Plan

Just 4 days after establishing a TWTR  position I had the opportunity to eliminate all cost in the position while still maintaining a potential maximum profit of $6,000. How can a ZERO dollar cost position have a potential $6,000 profit? Keep reading below and you'll see the answer to that question. First, I have to...

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Category: options

The 1500% Trade!

This week I'm going to walk you through how I was able to buy SPX Calendar spreads on March 2nd for $2.75 each and sell them on March 14th for prices ranging from $7.00 to $45.00! That means the worst performing Calendar had a 154% return. The best performer was up over 1500%. In.Eleven.Days. Below...

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