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Welcome to Options Playbook Radio - the program where we break down cutting edge options strategies and explain how you can incorporate them into your own portfolio. Whether you’re looking to grow your capital with some offensive maneuvers or protect your investments with defensive plays, you can f… read more

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OPR 363: It's Time For A Back Spread in COIN

May 5th, 2021

20:57

In this episode, Brian looks at last week's Amazon (Ticker AMZN) earnings play.  This week he does a back spread in Coinbase (Ticker COIN) ahead of earnings.

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or …

OPR 362: Time for An Amazon Earnings Play

April 29th, 2021

18:46

In this episode, Brian looks at his back spread trade in Apple from last week. This week he does a trade in Amazon ahead of earnings.

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle

OPR 361: It's Time for An Apple Earnings Backspread

April 21st, 2021

14:58

In this episode, Brian does a volatility spread or back spread in Apple (ticker AAPL) ahead of earnings.

The Options Playbook is available on 

OPR 360: Huddling Up on Skip Strike Iron Condors, Fig Leaves and More

April 13th, 2021

33:50

In this episode, Brian and Mark huddle up to answer your questions about:

  • Skip Strike Butterfly
  • Fig Leaf Strategy
  • Selling a Covered Call Against a …

OPR 359: Buckle Up! We're Going Short Tesla

April 7th, 2021

20:23

On this episode, Brian reviews last week's trade which was selling a cash-secured put in Ford (ticker: F). For today's trade, Brian is going short Tesla (ticker: TSLA). 

The Options Playbook is available on 

OPR 358: Selling A Cash-Secured Put in Ford

March 31st, 2021

14:12

On this episode, Brian reviews last week's trade doing a back spread with calls in United Airlines (ticker: UAL) Today's trade is selling a cash-secured put in Ford (ticker: F). 

The Options Playbook is available on 

OPR 357: Once More Unto The Breach With UAL

March 24th, 2021

17:27

On this episode, Brian is doing a rinse and repeat with United Airlines (ticker: UAL) This week it is a more sophisticated trade.  He is doing a back spread with calls. 

The Options Playbook is available on 

OPR 356: Piggybacking on Unusual Options Activity in UAL

March 17th, 2021

14:44

On this episode, Brian looks back at his FOMO traded in Johnson & Johnson (ticker: $JNJ). Then he takes advantage of recent unusual options activity in United Airlines (ticker: $UAL) to get a deal on a vertical call …

OPR 355: Time for a FOMO Play in JNJ

March 10th, 2021

26:50

In this episode, Brian first reviewed last week's butterfly trade in Zoom Video Communications (Ticker: ZM). Then he discussed buying a call option in Johnson & Johnson (Ticker: JNJ).

The Options Playbook is …

REPOST - OPR 354: Zoom Into a Butterfly Trade

March 4th, 2021

20:36

In this episode, Brian discusses a butterfly trade in Zoom Video Communications (Ticker: ZM).

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Do you have a question that you …

OPR 354: Zoom Into a Butterfly Trade

March 3rd, 2021

20:36

In this episode, Brian discusses a butterfly trade in Zoom Video Communications (Ticker: ZM).

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Do you have a question that you …

OPR 353: Going Big On Small Caps

February 24th, 2021

16:32

In this episode, Brian discusses a long spread trade in IWM (Russell 2000 ETF).

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Do you have a question that you want to be …

OPR 352: Huddling Up About VIX vs SPY, Fig Leaf Strategy, Put Exercise Mysteries and More

February 17th, 2021

38:31

On this episode, Brian and Mark huddle up to answer your questions about:

  • Put Ratios on AAPL
  • Fig Leaf Strategy
  • Fed Call Possibility
  • OTM VIX Call vs. …

OPR 351: Settling Our Nerves with an XOM Credit Spread

February 10th, 2021

16:45

On this episode, Brian calms his nerves with a relaxing credit spread in Exxon Mobile (Ticker $XOM).

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Do you have a question that …

OPR 350: Rinse and Repeat with GOOGL

February 3rd, 2021

22:51

Brian kicks things off by looking at his skip strike butterfly trade in Alphabet last week (Ticker Symbol: GOOGL). Then he does a rinse and repeat …

OPR 349: Forget GME...Time For A Skip Strike Butterfly in GOOGL

January 27th, 2021

22:02

On this episode, Brian discusses a skip strike butterfly trade in GOOGL. 

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  

Do you have a question that you want answered on a …

OPR 348: Time for an SPX Super Fly

January 20th, 2021

20:08

On this episode, Brian breaks down a wide "Super Fly" in SPX. 

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  

Do you have a question that you want answered on a future …

OPR 347: A Crazy Condor in DKNG

January 13th, 2021

16:29

On the first new episode of the new year, Brian talks about a crazy condor trade in DraftKings (DKNG).

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  

Do you have a question …

Option Playbook Radio Top 5 Episode Countdown

January 7th, 2021

10:15

On this episode we break down the most popular episodes of Options Playbook Radio for the insane year that was 2020. Did your favorite episode make …

OPR 346: Live Holiday Special - TSLA, Bitcoin, VIX and More

December 31st, 2020

33:16

On this episode, Brian and Mark huddle up to answer your questions about:

  • The largest call positions in TSLA
  • Bitcoin Options
  • VIX and SPX
  • Volume …

OPR 345: How To Pay Later for Tesla Puts

December 23rd, 2020

14:35

It's time to dive into the hottest options name of 2020. It's time to talk about Tesla ($TSLA)! On this episode of OPR Brian explores how to "pay later" for your Tesla puts. It's an interesting concept to explore for …

OPR 344: Hunting For Upside in AAPL

December 16th, 2020

15:35

Brian kicks things off by discussing last week's FOMO Fig Leaf trade in Boeing. Then he looks at a long call spread in Apple going into the New Year. 

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the 

OPR 343: Fight FOMO With A Fig Leaf

December 10th, 2020

25:08

Brian kicks things off by discussing last week's VIX trade. Then he helps you fight back against the FOMO with a Fig Leaf in Boeing. 

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle

OPR 342: Betting on a Volatility Retreat With A VIX Backspread

December 3rd, 2020

21:57

Brian kicks things off by discussing last week's fig leaf trade in the airlines (JETS – JETS Airline ETF).  Then he talks about a VIX backspread.  

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the

OPR 341: Fly Away with a JETS Figleaf

November 25th, 2020

20:48

Brian kicks things off by discussing last week's pharmaceutical doppelganger strangle in Pfizer (PFE) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).  Then he talks about a figleaf trade in the airlines ((JETS – JETS Airline ETF).

The …

OPR 340: Big Pharma Ratio Doppelganger Strangle

November 19th, 2020

18:36

Brian kicks things off by discussing last week's long straddle trade in IWM (Russell 2000 ETF). Then Brian tries out a pharmaceutical doppelganger strangle in Pfizer (PFE) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

The Options …

OPR 339: Playing Small Cap Volatility With IWM Back Spreads

November 12th, 2020

22:20

Brian kicks things off by discussing airline stocks after the covid-19 vaccine announcement. Then he follows it up with a long straddle trade in IWM …

OPR 338: Huddling Up About HTB Stocks, Risk Reversals and more

November 5th, 2020

29:26

On this episode, Brian and Mark huddle up to answer your questions about:

  • The best day to trade risk reversals
  • Your Favorite Greek
  • Puts on HTB stocks

OPR 337: Straight from Transylvania...It's Fun with FAANGs!!!

October 28th, 2020

20:06

Brian kicks things off by reviewing his Microsoft (MSFT) backspread from last episode. Spoiler alert! It worked out pretty well! Then he follows it …

OPR 336: Hunting for Volatility with MSFT Ratio Spreads

October 21st, 2020

25:59

On this episode, Brian first looks at last week's trade, which was a long call in Apple (AAPL). For this week's trade, Brian discusses a 1x2 ratio spread in Microsoft (MSFT).

The Options Playbook is available on

OPR 335: Keeping the Party Going in Apple

October 14th, 2020

24:15

On this episode, Brian first looks at last week's trade, which was a long short term straddle in the airlines (JETS - JETS Airline ETF).  For this week's trade, Brian discusses a long call in Apple (AAPL).

The Options …

OPR 334: Playing an Airline Bailout With a JETS Straddle

October 7th, 2020

16:48

On this episode, Brian first looks at last week's trade, which was a calendar spread in LUV. Then he discusses this week's trade which is a long short term straddle in the airlines (JETS - JETS Airline ETF).

The Options …

OPR 333: Notorious RBG Butterfly Review Plus LUV Calendar

September 30th, 2020

18:37

OPR 333: Notorious RBG Butterfly Review Plus LUV Calendar

On this episode, Brian first looks at last week's trade, which was a UNH butterfly. Then he discusses this week's trade which is a calendar spread in LUV.

The …

OPR 332: The Notorious RBG Butterfly

September 24th, 2020

15:28

OPR 332: The Notorious RBG Butterfly

This episode, Brian breaks down a Notorious RBG butterfly to speculate on a rally in United Healthcare (ticker: …

OPR 331: AAPL, TSLA Collar Analysis Plus COST Iron Condor

September 16th, 2020

23:49

OPR 331: AAPL, TSLA Collar Analysis Plus COST Iron Condor

On this episode, Brian analyzes the performance of the recent Tesla (TSLA) and Apple (AAPL) …

OPR 330: Backward Apple Rolls, Trading Overload and More

September 10th, 2020

26:49

OPR 330: Backward Apple Rolls, Trading Overload and More

On this episode, Brian and Mark bring you a bonus Huddle episode filled to the brim with …

OPR 329: Our Mailbag Overfloweth with Q's about $TSLA and $AAPL

September 2nd, 2020

22:44

OPR 329: Our Mailbag Overfloweth with Q's about $TSLA and $AAPL

On this episode, Brian and Mark talk about how TSLA and AAPL collars perform after …

OPR 328: Collaring the Big Splits In Tesla and Apple

August 27th, 2020

27:20

OPR 328: Collaring the Big Splits In Tesla and Apple

On this episode, Brian first looks at last week's trade, which was a long spread in Dollar …

OPR 327: Short-Term Speculative Play in DG

August 19th, 2020

17:58

OPR 327: SHORT-TERM SPECULATIVE PLAY IN DG

On this episode, Brian first looks at last week's trade, which was buying a diagonal call spread in Home Depot (Stock Ticker: HD) going into earnings. Then he discusses this …

OPR 326: Going Diagonal in HD

August 13th, 2020

18:47

OPR 326: Going Diagonal in HD

On this episode, Brian first looks at last week's trade, which was selling a put to buy a long call spread in Walmart (Stock Ticker: WMT). He called this a fear of missing out (FOMO) trade …

OPR 325: WMT FOMO Trade

August 5th, 2020

19:43

OPR 325: WMT FOMO TRADE

On this episode, Brian summarizes last week's trade of buying put spreads in the Qs (Nasdaq 100 - Stock Ticker: QQQ). His trade for this week is selling a put to buy a long call spread in Walmart …

OPR 324: Buying Put Spreads in QQQ

July 29th, 2020

27:23

OPR 324: Buying Put Spreads in QQQ

On this episode, Brian summarizes last week's trade where he did a diagonal spread in EBAY going into earnings.  Then he discusses most of the FAANG stocks announcing earnings this …

OPR 323: Going Diagonal into EBAY Earnings

July 22nd, 2020

19:33

OPR 323: Going Diagonal into EBAY Earnings

On this episode, Brian does a diagonal spread in EBAY going into earnings.

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  

Do you …

OPR 322: Huddling Up About The Mysteries of the Wheel and More

July 15th, 2020

24:59

OPR 322: Huddling Up About The Mysteries of the Wheel and More

On this episode, Brian and Mark answer your questions about annuities, low risk trading, what people are trading at Ally, the Wheel Strategy and much more. 

OPR 321: Huddling Up About Vertical Stop Losses and Black Swan Put Spreads

July 8th, 2020

22:10

OPR 321: Huddling Up About Vertical Stop Losses and Black Swan Put Spreads

On this episode, Brian and Mark answer your questions about the expiration calendar, stopping losses from vertical spreads, "Black Swan" ratio …

OPR 320: Boost Your Income with Holiday Covered Calls in $AAPL

July 1st, 2020

20:21

OPR 320:  Boost Your Income with Holiday Covered Calls

On this episode, Brian first checks in on last week's ratio butterfly trade in United Airlines …

OPR 319: Another Swing at the Bat with a Ratio Butterfly in UAL

June 25th, 2020

11:00

OPR 319: Another Swing at the Bat with a Ratio Butterfly in UAL

On this episode, Brian first checks in on his skip strike butterfly in United …

OPR 318: Skip Strike Butterfly in UAL

June 17th, 2020

17:47

OPR 318: Skip Strike Butterfly in UAL

On this episode, Brian first checks in on his bearish trade in US Global Jets ETF (JETS) from last week. Then …

OPR 317: Piling Onto Airline Downgrades With Jets Put Spreads

June 10th, 2020

15:19

OPR 317: Piling Onto Airline Downgrades With Jets Put Spreads

On this episode, Brian first checks in on his airline doppelganger straddle in United Airlines (UAL) and Southwest Airlines (LUV) from two weeks ago. Then he …

OPR 316: Huddling Up About Butterflies, Time Spreads, Straddles, Trading Floors and More

June 3rd, 2020

28:33

OPR 316: Huddling Up About Butterflies, Time Spreads, Straddles, Trading Floors and More

On this episode, Mark and Brian huddle up to answer all of …

OPR 315: Time to Try Out an Airline Doppelganger Straddle

May 28th, 2020

14:28

OPR 315: Time to Try Out an Airline Doppelganger Straddle

On this episode, Brian tries out an airline doppelganger straddle in United Airlines (UAL) and Southwest Airlines (LUV).

The Options Playbook is available on 

OPR 314: SPX Call Spread With A Twist

May 20th, 2020

22:32

OPR 314: SPX Call Spread With A Twist

On this episode, Brian reviews the successful skip strike butterfly in Google (Stock Symbol: GOOGL) trade from …

OPR 313: Another Swing at the Bat in GOOGL

May 13th, 2020

17:33

OPR 313: Another Swing at the Bat in GOOGL

On this episode, Brian explores using a skip strike butterfly in Google (Stock Symbol: GOOGL). 

The …

OPR 312: Huddling Up About Crude Oil, Straddles, Fig Leaves and More

May 7th, 2020

25:56

OPR 312: Huddling Up About Crude Oil, Straddles, Fig Leaves and More

On this episode, Mark and Brian huddle up to answer all of your questions in …

OPR 311: Playing FAANG Earnings With A Google Skip Strike Fly

April 30th, 2020

16:34

OPR 311: Playing FAANG Earnings With A Google Skip Strike Fly

It's FAANG time! On this episode, Brian explores using a skip strike butterfly to make a post-earnings trade in Google (aka Alphabet). You can find more in …

OPR 310: Breaking down Crude Madness in USO, MRO and XOM

April 23rd, 2020

20:27

OPR 310: Breaking down Crude Madness in USO, MRO and XOM

On this episode, let's sell a cash secured put in Exxon Mobil (ticker symbol XOM).  You can …

OPR 309: Betting On Big Crude Movement With MRO Straddle

April 15th, 2020

18:31

OPR 309: Betting On Big Crude Movement With MRO Straddle

On this episode, we are looking at a straddle in Marathon Oil Corporation (ticker symbol …

OPR 308: Get in the Game with A FOMO Put Spread in Allstate

April 8th, 2020

17:46

On this episode, we are selling a put spread with the intention of buying the stock in Allstate Corporation (stock symbol ALL).  You can find more in …

BEST OF OPR: Let's Get Bearish On Tesla

April 2nd, 2020

17:37

Today we are rebroadcasting an episode that was initially released on April 24, 2019. 

We are discussing a bearish trade on Tesla.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

OPR 306: LIVE PANDEMIC HUDDLE

March 26th, 2020

40:31

OPR 306: LIVE PANDEMIC HUDDLE

On this episode, Mark and Brian huddle up to answer all of your questions in this wild pandemic market. Mark and Brian …

OPR 305: A Safer Way To Get Long MSFT and Other Stocks 

March 26th, 2020

19:45

OPR 305: A Safer Way To Get Long MSFT and Other Stocks 

On this episode, Brian explores a safer way to get long exposure to Microsoft (ticker: MSFT) and other stocks. 

The Options Playbook is available on 

OPR 304: Covered Call vs. Cash-Secured Put Battle Royale

March 19th, 2020

22:55

OPR 304: Covered Call vs. Cash-Secured Put Battle Royale

On this episode, Brian reviews last week’s successful $USO straddle trade.  Then he …

OPR 303: A Rare Pandemic Straddle in USO

March 12th, 2020

20:36

OPR 303: A Rare Pandemic Straddle in USO

On this episode, Brian discusses a rare pandemic-inspired long straddle in USO.

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  Do you …

OPR 302: FOMO SPY Bull Call Spread

March 5th, 2020

19:07

OPR 302: FOMO SPY Bull Call Spread
On this episode, Brian discusses a FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) SPY long call spread for the short term. If you are …

OPR 301: Using Credit Spreads to Pay For SPX Flies

February 27th, 2020

28:44

OPR 301: Using Credit Spreads to Pay For SPX Flies
On this episode, Brian breaks down how to use credit spreads in conjunction with long butterflies to create skip-strike flies in SPX.  He also reviews the impact of the …

OPR 300th Episode Spectacular

February 19th, 2020

40:43

OPR 300th Episode Spectacular
On this episode, Mark and Brian celebrate an impressive milestone for OPR! Not many programs in any medium, let alone …

OPR 299: Going Diagonal Around Lowe's Earnings

February 12th, 2020

17:31

OPR 299: Going Diagonal Around Lowe's Earnings 

On this episode, Brian explores one way to trade a diagonal call spread ahead of Lowe's earnings announcement (ticker: $LOW). 

The Options Playbook is available on 

OPR 298: Let's Sell Some SPY Call Spreads

February 6th, 2020

17:57

OPR 298: Let's Sell Some SPY Call Spreads

On this episode, Brian discusses selling a call spread in the S&P index.

The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

Do you …

OPR 297: Disney Pandemic Woes Plus Amazon Earnings Butterfly

January 29th, 2020

19:52

OPR 297: Disney Pandemic Woes Plus Amazon Earnings Butterfly

On this episode, Brian explores how the Coronavirus concerns impacted his Disney Iron Condor trade from last week. Then he explores a potential earnings …

OPR 296: Soaring Into Disney Iron Condors

January 23rd, 2020

19:35

OPR 296: Soaring Into Disney Iron Condors
On this episode, Brian reviews his tasty McDonalds butterfly trade from last week then soars into a new iron condor on Disney. 

The Options Playbook is available on

OPR 295: Delicious McDonalds Butterflies

January 16th, 2020

13:35

OPR 295: Delicious McDonalds Butterflies
On this episode, Brian breaks down some delicious butterfly spreads in McDonalds.

The Options Playbook is available on www.OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition. …

OPR 294: Kicking Off A New Decade With Apple Backspreads

January 9th, 2020

19:01

OPR 294: Kicking Off A New Decade With Apple Backspreads

On this episode, Brian kicks off the decade with an options trade in everyone's favorite stock - Apple!. The Options Playbook is available on

OPR 293: NEW YEARS HUDDLE EXTRAVAGANZA

January 3rd, 2020

22:47

OPR 293: NEW YEARS HUDDLE EXTRAVAGANZA

Welcome to your New Years Huddle Extravaganza where Brian and Mark huddle up to answer your questions about:

OPR 292: Holiday Huddle Palooza

December 26th, 2019

22:46

Welcome to your Holiday Huddle Palooza where Brian and Mark answer your questions about:

  • Asking more questions.
  • How time decay really works.
  • Fading …

OPR 291: ROKU Straddles and SPY Pay-Later Puts

December 18th, 2019

21:01

OPR 291: ROKU Straddles and SPY Pay-Later Puts

On this episode we review the blockbuster performance of our ROKU trades and also examine SPY pay-later puts.  You can learn more about this strategy in The Options …

OPR 290: A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Butterfly

December 11th, 2019

24:57

OPR 290: A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Butterfly   Today we will start by reviewing last week's long straddle in ROKU.  Then we are doing a Charlie Brown Christmas tree butterfly strategy. You can learn more about this …

OPR 289: Rinse and Repeat - Long Straddle in ROKU 

December 5th, 2019

16:39

Today we will do a rinse and repeat for another long straddle in ROKU.

You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

Do you have a …

OPR 288: THANKSGIVING HUDDLE PALOOZA

November 27th, 2019

20:29

OPR 288: THANKSGIVING HUDDLE PALOOZA

On today's episode, Brian and Mark huddle up to answer your listener questions about:

  • Adding more OPR episodes …

OPR 287: Facebook Pay Later Puts

November 20th, 2019

19:30

OPR 287: Facebook Pay Later Puts

On today's episode, we explore ways to pay later for Facebook put options. We also explore some end-of-year …

OPR 286: Time for a DIS Fig Leaf Trade

November 14th, 2019

20:12

OPR 286: Time for a DIS Fig Leaf Trade

On today's episode, we look back at the performance of last week's ROKU straddle trade. Then we celebrate the launch of Disney Plus with a fig leaf trade (or leveraged covered …

OPR 285: Slinging High Noon Straddles On ROKU

November 7th, 2019

16:28

OPR 285: Slinging High Noon Straddles On ROKU
Today we kick things up a notch with "High Noon" straddles on perennial high-flyer ROKU.

You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

OPR 284: Boeing Review Plus Getting Bullish In SPY

October 31st, 2019

24:41

OPR 284: BA Review Plus Getting Bullish In SPY
Today we look back on the performance of our Boeing trade and then explore ways to get bullish in SPY …

OPR 283: Taking Flight Again With BA Iron Time Flies

October 24th, 2019

12:44

OPR 283: Taking Flight Again With BA Iron Time Flies

Today we will return to the well for another round of fun Iron Time Butterflies in Boeing.

You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

OPR 282: Join the Streaming Wars With Roku Iron Butterflies

October 17th, 2019

17:25

OPR 282: Join the Streaming Wars With Roku Iron Butterflies

Today we will explore trading iron butterflies in Roku...but with a time twist. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on …

OPR 281: Trading Volatility With SPX Butterflies

October 10th, 2019

15:08

OPR 281: Trading Volatility With SPX Butterflies

Today we will explore trading volatility using butterflies in SPX. 

You can find more in The Options …

OPR 280: Lay Down Until The Urge Passes

October 3rd, 2019

27:32

OPR 280: Lay Down Until The Urge Passes

On today's episode, we answer your listener questions about strange calendar strategies, short-term options trading, after-hours options trading and more. Do you have a question …

OPR 279: Going Big Without Going Home in Roku

September 26th, 2019

15:24

OPR 279: Going Big Without Going Home in Roku
On today's episode, Brian explores a long straddle trade in Roku. However, to offset any volatility …

OPR 278: Huddling Up About Adjustments, Playbook 2.0 and More

September 18th, 2019

17:28

On today's episode, we are answering your listener questions about trade adjustments, new versions of the playbook and the proper way to structure iron condors. 

Do you have a question that you want answered on a future …

Options Playbook Radio 277: SPY Collars With A Kicker

September 11th, 2019

19:29

OPR 277: SPY Collars With A Kicker
On today's episode, Brian is joined by Mark Longo to explore different ways to pay for protection in the popular …

OPR 276: Huddling Up About Reverse Calendars, Funky Diagonals And More

September 5th, 2019

26:50

On today's episode, we are answering your listener questions about reverse calendars, funky diagonals and much more. 

Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send it to Brian at

OPR 275: APPLYING OUR BOEING STRADDLE STRATEGY TO GE

August 28th, 2019

18:33

OPR 275: APPLYING OUR BOEING STRADDLE STRATEGY TO GE

Why limit ourselves to Boeing straddles when we can apply that same strategy to other volatile …

OPR 274: Huddling Up About Risk-Free Credit Spreads, Young Trader Education and More

August 22nd, 2019

30:32

OPR 274: Huddling Up About Risk-Free Credit Spreads, Young Trader Education and More

On this episode, Brian and Mark huddle up to answer your …

OPR 273: TRADING CATASTROPHE PUTS IN APPLE

August 15th, 2019

19:34

OPR 273: TRADING CATASTROPHE PUTS IN APPLE

On this episode, we'll use our Playbook knowledge to protect against a catastrophe in Apple (ticker: AAPL) using puts. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is …

OPR 272: HITCHING A BEARISH RIDE ON UBER

August 7th, 2019

14:54

OPR 272: HITCHING A BEARISH RIDE ON UBER

On this episode, we will expand our playbook with a new strategy  - selling a call spread to pay for an out of the money put in Uber (ticker: UBER). You can call it a bearish …

OPR 271: Your Q's on SPX FLIES, AMZN Ratios, Put Sweet Spots and More

August 1st, 2019

30:14

OPR 271: Your Q's on SPX FLIES, AMZN Ratios, Put Sweet Spots and More

It's time for Mark and Brian to answer your burning questions about:

  • SPX …

OPR 270: SKIP STRIKE FLY BATTLE - AMZN vs GOOGL

July 25th, 2019

19:21

OPR 270: SKIP STRIKE FLY BATTLE - AMZN vs GOOGL
It's time for the tech titans to face off in the battle of the Skip Strike Butterflies. Which will win - Amazon (ticker: AMZN) or Alphabet (ticker: GOOGL)? That's up to you.

OPR 269: BA Trade Review With A MSFT Condor Kicker

July 18th, 2019

21:42

OPR 269: BA Trade Review With A MSFT Condor Kicker
Over the past few weeks, we have done a few Boeing (ticker: BA) trades using different strategies. Let's look review those then let's throw in a a condor kicker in …

OPR 268: BBBY Call Review With A Bonus BA Butterfly

July 11th, 2019

11:15

OPR 268: BBBY Call Review With A Bonus BA Butterfly

Last week we looked at buying call options around Bed, Bath and Beyond (ticker: BBBY) earnings. Let's review that trade. Then let's throw in a bonus long butterfly on …

Options Playbook Radio 267: Trading around BBBY Earnings Announcement

July 2nd, 2019

12:28

On this episode, let's discuss buying options in Bed, Bath and Beyond ahead of the earnings announcement scheduled for July 10. 

You can find more in

Options Playbook Radio 266: Playing with Time in Boeing

June 27th, 2019

16:05

On Options Playbook Radio episode 264, we discussed a successful long straddle trade in Boeing.  The next anticipated earnings announcement for …

Options Playbook Radio 265: Let's Trade Around the Fed

June 20th, 2019

14:57

On this episode of Options Playbook Radio, let's discuss an interesting way to trade around the fed announcement.  Let's do a skip strike butterfly in the S&P 500.

 

You can find more in The Options Playbook, which …

Options Playbook Radio 264: Looking for Action with Boeing Straddles

June 13th, 2019

16:42

On this episode, we first looked at last week's trade in Apple.  Then he discussed doing a long straddle in Boeing.

 

You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on …

Options Playbook Radio 263: Protecting Your Position in APPL

June 6th, 2019

19:00

Today we will look at protection strategies.  In this episode we will do a long put spread in Apple.

You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 262: Butterfly Trade Around Costco Earnings

May 30th, 2019

17:32

Today we will do a butterfly trade around Costco earnings, which are scheduled for after the close on Thursday, May 30.

You can find more in The …

Options Playbook Radio 261: Your Qs About Bollinger Strangles, Dark Pools and Live OI

May 23rd, 2019

27:13

LISTENER QUESTIONS

Question from Chickenluvr - Do you know if there is anyway you can tell if positions are being opened or closed intra day? Live …

Options Playbook Radio 260: Apple Covered Call on Steroids

May 16th, 2019

13:43

Today we are trading covered calls in Apple. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

Do you have a question that you want answered …

Options Playbook Radio 259: Selling Some At the Money Option Premium

May 9th, 2019

14:08

Today we are using the S&P 500 to sell some at the money option premium.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

Do you have a …

Options Playbook Radio 258: Skip Strike Butterfly in Amazon

May 6th, 2019

17:20

Today we are discussing a skip strike butterfly in Amazon.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

Do you have a question that you …

Options Playbook Radio 257: Bearish Trade on Tesla

April 24th, 2019

17:37

Today we are discussing a bearish trade on Tesla.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, and on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

Do you have a question that you want …

Options Playbook Radio 256: Leveraged Covered Call in CSX

April 18th, 2019

17:50

Today we are discussing a fig leaf or leveraged covered call in CSX after earnings.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

Do you …

Options Playbook Radio 255: Crisis Call Spread in BA

April 11th, 2019

15:07

With it being in the news a lot lately, let's take a look at a diagonal call spread in Boeing before their earnings reported on April 24.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 254: More Listener Questions

April 4th, 2019

27:53

THE HUDDLE

Question from Harold Dsouza -  Hi Brian. Let me start off by saying I am a big fan of your options playbook radio podcasts. I think you …

Options Playbook Radio 253: Call Spread on Boeing

March 28th, 2019

14:14

Let's take a look at our Nexstar fig leaf trade from last week. Then let's discuss an out of the money long call spread on Boeing.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 252: Nexstar Media Fig Leaf

March 21st, 2019

22:59

On today's episode, we use a figure leaf or leveraged covered call in Nexstar Media (NXST).  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. 

Options Playbook Radio 251: Huddling Up About Puts, Theta and Delta Skew

March 14th, 2019

24:58

Comment from Analog K71 - Hi Brian! I know that you are not making recommendations, but your diagonal spread on Pepsi was a perfect call! The short call expires almost perfectly with the underlying stock at 1.16, now my …

Options Playbook Radio 249: Diagonal Spread Around Costco Earnings

February 28th, 2019

17:05

  First we look at recent trades in Pepsi and Nvidia.  Then on today's episode, we use a diagonal spread in Costco.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the

Options Playbook Radio 248: Huddling Up About Earnings Spreads, ITM Calls, Exchange and More

February 21st, 2019

24:15

THE HUDDLE

Comment from Georgi - Hi Brian, Thanks a lot for taking the time and elaborate on my question about OTM Calls, on Jan 17 on Options Playbook Radio! You guys are doing a great job! I have been listening to you …

Options Playbook Radio 247: NVDA Xmas Tree Earnings Butterfly

February 14th, 2019

14:54

We start the show by reviewing the performance of our Pepsico Earnings diagonal spread from last show. This week we breakdown a bullish Christmas …

Options Playbook Radio 246: Diagonal Spread Around PepsiCo Earnings

February 7th, 2019

16:05

Today Brian breaks down a diagonal spread around PepsiCo (PEP) earnings. Tune in to learn how you can implement a similar strategy into your own options trading.  As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for …

Options Playbook Radio 245: Using a Skip Strike Butterfly in Amazon

January 31st, 2019

15:29

Today we will be using a skip strike butterfly in Amazon.  You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.    Do you have a question that you …

OPR 244: Trading A Tesla Skip Strike Call Fly

January 24th, 2019

19:46

TESLA SKIP STRIKE CALL FLY

  • Host: Brian Overby, Senior Options Analyst - AKA The Options Guy - at Ally Invest

If you like to trade volatile stocks …

Options Playbook Radio 243: Huddling Up About Premium Harvesting and Covered Calls

January 17th, 2019

17:58

Options Playbook Radio 243: Huddling Up About Premium Harvesting and Covered Calls

Today Mark and Brian  answer questions about

  • How to safely …

Options Playbook Radio 242: Huddling Up About Expiration, Calls vs. Spreads and More

January 10th, 2019

20:26

Options Playbook Radio 242: Huddling Up About Expiration, Calls vs. Spreads and More

  • Host: Mark Longo, Founder and CEO - The Options Insider Media …

Options Playbook Radio 241: Huddling Up About Apple and VIX

January 3rd, 2019

20:06

Huddle up, listeners! We're taking your questions, including:

  • The options question of the week: What is the largest open options position in AAPL …

Options Playbook Radio 240: Huddling Up About Stock Replacement and USO

December 27th, 2018

22:34

Huddle up, listeners! We're taking your questions, including:

  • I've been lured in by the ongoing selloff in crude and have been thinking about a …

Options Playbook Radio 239: AAPL Front Spread with Calls

December 20th, 2018

16:29

Now that the Fed has spoken, the market is reacting. This is a good opportunity for a front spread. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 238: Rinse and Repeat Time Bomb Butterfly

December 13th, 2018

14:45

When the market conditions are right, it can be a good time to trade a butterfly in the S&P 500. Now is the time. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on …

Options Playbook Radio 237: Time Bomb Butterfly in S&P 500

December 6th, 2018

15:18

When the market conditions are right, it can be a good time to trade a butterfly in the S&P 500. Now is the time. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on …

Options Playbook Radio 236: Options for the Stock Investor

November 29th, 2018

22:13

How can stock investors use options? You've come to the right place. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 235: Thanksgiving Huddle Edition

November 21st, 2018

27:33

Huddle up, traders! For your listening pleasure, Mark and Brian answer your burning options trading questions, including:

  • Question from Barry Brown …

Options Playbook Radio 234: Playing Defense with Apple Collars

November 15th, 2018

15:17

It's always a good idea to review basics. Today we're looking a covered calls, and it's cousin, collars. You can find more in The Options Playbook, …

Options Playbook Radio 233: HD Straddle into Earnings

November 8th, 2018

15:13

HD is announcing earnings soon. Let's look at how to set up a straddle to cap risk. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Options Playbook Radio 232: Picking a NVDA Backspread

November 1st, 2018

20:47

Nvidia is announcing earnings soon. Can we expect a dead cat bounce on the stock? You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Options Playbook Radio 231: Up- and Downside Butterflies in GOOGL and AMZN

October 25th, 2018

20:17

Being in the heart of FAANG earnings season, let's look at GOOGL and AMZN. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 230: Options Account Questions plus Crypto and Calendars

October 18th, 2018

25:38

Huddle up, listeners. It's time for Mark and Brian to answer your questions.

  • Question from BuseKrus D - New to options, and working with a small …

Options Playbook Radio 229: The VIX Surge, TSLA Fly, plus COST and NFLX

October 11th, 2018

15:33

Let's go back in time and review the last two weeks' worth of trades, including:

  • Bearish COST backspread
  • What was the trade?
  • What did we want to …

Options Playbook Radio 228: NFLX Long Calendar Spread

October 4th, 2018

12:23

Earnings in FAANG stocks are coming up, with NFLX leading the way on 10/16. We're going to do a long calendar spread with calls. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com

Options Playbook Radio 227: COST Backspread Capturing Earnings

September 27th, 2018

15:56

Costco (COST) has earnings coming up next week. We're going to do a backspread with puts, or a ratio volatility spread. You can find more in The …

Options Playbook Radio 226: Teachable Moments in Options Trading

September 20th, 2018

19:44

Tilray Inc. (TLRY) has gone up over 100% in two days. With stocks that move like this, it's a great learning experience. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on …

Options Playbook Radio 225: NKE Diagonal Spread

September 13th, 2018

15:53

Nike (NKE) has been in the news a lot lately and will announce earnings on September 25. Let's take a look at a diagonal trade. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com

Options Playbook Radio 224: Bearish Butterfly in SPX

September 6th, 2018

17:51

Now that earnings season is over, it's time to get back to the basics. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 223: SPX Long Call Spread into the Holiday Weekend

August 30th, 2018

17:28

Now that earnings season is over, it's time to get back to the basics. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 222: S&P 500 Skip Strike Butterfly

August 24th, 2018

14:10

Now that earnings season is over, it's time to get back to the basics. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 221: You May Be Holding Onto Spreads Too Long

August 16th, 2018

20:39

Huddle, up listeners! It's time for Brian and Mark to take on listener questions, including:

  • Options question of the week: Earnings season in in …

Options Playbook Radio 220: GOOGL Fly Update Plus New BKNG Earnings Fly

August 9th, 2018

16:26

As earnings season winds down, we are looking at strategies before, during, and after announcements. Last week, we did a skip-strike butterfly in …

Options Playbook Radio 219: GOOGL Options Trades Post-Earnings

August 2nd, 2018

20:18

We are in the heart of earnings season, and next week a lot of the FANG stocks will announce. Two weeks ago, we did a diagonal spread in GOOGL. Let's …

Options Playbook Radio 218: The Dark Art of Butterfly Margin

July 26th, 2018

20:20

Huddle up, listeners. It's time for listener questions. If you have questions about anyoptions plays, you can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 217: GOOGL Diagonal into Earnings

July 19th, 2018

13:11

We are in the heart of earnings season, and next week a lot of the FANG stocks will announce. Let's take a look at a diagonal spread in GOOGL. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 216: NFLX Earnings Skip-Strike Butterfly

July 12th, 2018

14:57

We are back into earnings season. Let's take a look at a skip-strike butterfly in NFLX. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Best of Options Playbook Radio 189: Bitcoin, Dividends and Exercising Worthless Calls

July 5th, 2018

25:33

Today we are bringing you the best of Options Playbook Radio. 

Originally posted December 28th, 2017

Mark and Brian are back to answer listener …

Options Playbook Radio 215: BA Long Call Spread

June 28th, 2018

12:17

Tariff turmoil is rocking the market and is beating up some stocks, including Boeing (BA). You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Options Playbook Radio 214: Cannabis Covered Combo

June 21st, 2018

18:41

News out of Canada regarding the legalization of marijuana has impacted volatility of medical marijuana stocks. This is an interesting opportunity to …

Options Playbook Radio 213: Long Butterfly with Calls

June 14th, 2018

21:04

This week we will look at a long butterfly with calls. You can find more on page 102 in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 212: Diagonal Trades in FedEx

June 7th, 2018

17:39

Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at theoptionsguy@invest.ally.com, or to the Options Insider at questions@theoptionsinsider.com.

Options Playbook Radio 211: Unpacking Listener Questions

May 31st, 2018

21:26

Huddle up, listeners. It's all listener questions today on Options Playbook Radio.

Including:

  • Is there a rule of thumb on how many strikes to skip …

Options Playbook Radio 210: Rolling SPY Put Flys Into Credit Spreads

May 24th, 2018

19:14

We looked at doing a long call spread last week, which was net positive theta time premium. This week we will be looking at indexes. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 209: Long Call Spread with a Possible Roll

May 17th, 2018

18:51

We are back in the saddle discussing options strategies. With the VIX in the low- to mid-teens, that makes for an interesting time to look at …

Options Playbook Radio 208: Covered Calls vs. Puts, Round 2. Plus Ratio Spreads

May 10th, 2018

23:36

Mark and Brian are on location at the Options Industry Conference, the annual event that brings everyone in the options industry together. They …

Options Playbook Radio 207: Hot Topics from the World of Options

May 3rd, 2018

17:35

Mark and Brian are on location at the Options Industry Conference, the annual event that brings everyone in the options industry together. They …

Options Playbook Radio 206: Facebook Earnings Play

April 26th, 2018

19:37

We are in the tech portion of earnings season, so let's take a look at Facebook. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.

Specifically:

Options Playbook Radio 205: GOOGL Skip Strike Butterfly

April 19th, 2018

16:22

Welcome to Options Playbook Radio

On this episode we discuss:

  • A review of our earnings trade in NFLX
  • A complete breakdown of our new earnings …

Options Playbook Radio 204: NFLX Butterfly before earnings

April 12th, 2018

15:57

In this episode, Brian looks at a NFLX butterfly before earnings, including:

  • Selecting strikes & expiration
  • Watch out for skew
  • Plan the trade, …

Options Playbook Radio 203: Short-Term UNH Butterfly

April 5th, 2018

12:30

We are back in the saddle discussing options strategies. As we are a few days away from earnings, let's look at something that is not driven by …

Options Playbook Radio 202: Huddle Edition

March 29th, 2018

20:46

It's time to huddle up, in which Brian and Mark address listener questions and comments.

In this episode:

  • Question from Ed Bankert: Debating on …

Options Playbook Radio 201: Nike Back Spread into Earnings

March 22nd, 2018

19:46

As we approach the end of earnings season, there are still a few names left to announce. Last week we talked about a FedEx butterfly. Let's revisit what has happened since. You can find more in The Options Playbook, …

Options Playbook Radio 200: FedEx Butterfly to Capture Earnings

March 15th, 2018

18:50

Last week we talked about a Costco butterfly. Let's revisit what has happened since. You can find more on page 102 (butterfly) and page 126 (iron condor) of The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 199: Comparing a Butterfly and an Iron Condor in Costco

March 8th, 2018

12:00

Last week we talked about a Costco butterfly. Let's revisit what has happened since. You can find more on page 102 of The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 198: COST Butterfly into Earnings

March 1st, 2018

19:47

Let's review the skip-strike butterfly in PCLN from last week. You can find more on page 108 of The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. The long butterfly …

Options Playbook Radio 197: PCLN Skip-Strike Butterfly

February 22nd, 2018

17:05

As we enter the end of earnings season, there are still a few big names left to report, including Priceline, PCLN. This is an interesting opportunity for a skip-strike butterfly. You can find more on page 108 of The …

Options Playbook Radio 196: Short-Term WYNN Butterfly

February 14th, 2018

16:19

We are back to the playbook this week and taking a close look at Wynn Resorts. There is a lot of volatility in the stock these days with the CEO in …

Options Playbook Radio 195: Mystery FB Calls and TSLA Puts

February 8th, 2018

25:14

It's time to huddle up and take on listener questions in this episode of Options Playbook Radio.

  • Question from Janice: Hi Brian! I have a question …

Options Playbook Radio 194: AAPL Protective Put Spread into Earnings

February 1st, 2018

21:53

Continuing with the idea of FAANG stock earnings, today we're looking at an AAPL protective put. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 193: TSLA Calendar Spread

January 25th, 2018

12:25

In this episode, we are looking at a calendar trade around earnings in TSLA. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 192: Taking a LEAP with ISRG

January 18th, 2018

16:05

In this episode, we are looking beyond the Options Playbook and are selling a put credit spread to pay for a long call. You can find more on p. 76 of The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com

Options Playbook Radio 191: Facebook Synthetic Stock

January 11th, 2018

17:19

In this episode, we are looking beyond the Options Playbook and are using a long combination to create a synthetic stock and buy protection. You can find more on p. 76 of The Options Playbook, which is always available …

Options Playbook Radio 190: FCX Long Calendar Spread

January 4th, 2018

15:48

Welcome to 2018! Let's jump right into strategies, specifically around earnings. In this episode, we are looking at a long calendar spread with puts in FCX. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always …

Options Playbook Radio 189: Bitcoin, Dividends and Exercising Worthless Calls

December 28th, 2017

25:33

Mark and Brian are back to answer listener questions. In particular:

  • Question from Taj Penaso - Hi, will there be options for bitcoin once the …

Options Playbook Radio 188: Covered Call with a Twist

December 21st, 2017

13:59

In this episode, we are looking at a covered call, but with a twist: a credit spread around stock you already own. You can find more on page 80 of The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, …

Options Playbook Radio 187: Huddle Up

December 14th, 2017

25:14

Mark and Brian are back to answer listener questions. In particular:

  • Question from Ariell - Why should I ever buy puts? I can use a stop order in …

Options Playbook Radio 186: Broadcomm Skip-Strike Butterfly

December 7th, 2017

13:15

In this episode, we revisit an old favorite: the skip-strike butterfly. You can find more on page 108 of The Options Playbook, which is always …

Options Playbook Radio 185: Trading into the End of the Year with AAPL Covered Calls

November 30th, 2017

19:18

In this episode, Brian explores covered calls to get out of positions before the end of the year.You can find more on page 134 of The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon …

Best of Options Playbook Radio: Listener Questions

November 23rd, 2017

17:37

For your listening pleasure, we bring you an all-listener question episode of Options Playbook Radio.

Options Playbook Radio 184: AAPL Covered Call

November 16th, 2017

19:50

The holiday season brings to mind covered calls.

In this episode, Brian covers:

  • Last week's trade in DIS
  • What did we want to happen?
  • What DID happen?

Options Playbook Radio 183: DIS Backspread into Earnings

November 9th, 2017

16:28

Since it is still earnings season, it makes sense to capture the movement surrounding earnings announcements. In this case, we are looking at a …

Options Playbook Radio 182: FB Ratio Put Spread

November 2nd, 2017

16:21

Today we are going to look at a ratio spread with puts on FB.

In this episode:

  • A review of last week's skip-strike butterfly in AMZN.
  • What was the …

Options Playbook Radio 181: AMZN Skip Strike Butterfly into Earnings

October 26th, 2017

22:17

This is probably the biggest week of earnings reporting, when the most valuable stocks report. There are things to take into account because of …

Options Playbook Radio 180: Huddling Up on Low VIX, Naked Puts and More

October 19th, 2017

20:27

Mark and Brian are back to answer listener questions.

  • Question from Ejh4isu - Let's say you're short naked a bunch of puts and the trade goes …

Options Playbook Radio 179: The In-Between Greeks

October 12th, 2017

22:55

It's time to tackle listener questions again on Options Playbook Radio. In this episode, Mark and Brian cover:

  • Question from Albert Deckel - First, …

Options Playbook Radio 178: Looking into AAPL Butterflies

October 5th, 2017

16:00

We are continuing the discussion of options pricing. This week we take a deep dive into pricing of a butterfly.

Specifically:

  • Looking at a 10-day …

Options Playbook Radio 177: Short AAPL Call Spread

September 28th, 2017

21:41

Today Brian is covering a short call spread (which is bearish) on AAPL. All of this applies on the put side, but in this episode, calls are being …

Options Playbook Radio 176: Long Spreads

September 21st, 2017

18:33

In this episode, Brian explores long spreads. Specifically, long call spreads and long put spreads. These can be found on pages 60 and 62, respectively, of The Options Playbook. This is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 175: When, and Which, Option to Buy?

September 14th, 2017

19:58

In this episode, Brian covers:

  • Using a pricing calculator to review different scenarios
  • Buying an out-of-the-money option
  • What happens to delta?

Options Playbook Radio 174: Back to Basics with Probability

September 7th, 2017

12:50

 

Last week, we started the back to the basics with the Greeks. You can find an entire chapter on Greeks in The Options Playbook. This is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.

In this …

Options Playbook Radio 173: Understanding the Greeks, Part One

August 31st, 2017

19:56

Now that earnings season is over it's time to get back to basics: the Greeks. You can find an entire chapter on Greeks in The Options Playbook. This is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 172: MRVL Long Call Spread

August 24th, 2017

15:50

With MRVL still to announce earnings, it might be interesting to look at a long call spread in the name. You can find this on page 60 of The Options Playbook. This is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the

Options Playbook Radio 171: BABA Backspread

August 17th, 2017

14:43

Since it's still earnings, season we are going to continue to look at expensive stocks. Today's subject is Alibaba (BABA), and we are exploring a backspread. You can find backspreads in The Options Playbook. This is …

Options Playbook Radio 170: Getting out of Straddles

August 10th, 2017

23:01

It's time for listener questions on Options Playbook Radio. Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at theoptionsguy@invest.ally.com, or to the Options Insider at

Options Playbook Radio 169: Tesla Skip Strike Butterfly

August 3rd, 2017

17:39

Since we are still in the middle of earnings season, it makes sense to continue with stocks that are about to release earnings, in this case Tesla, which announces earnings after the recording of this show. You can find …

Options Playbook Radio 168: AMZN Bullish Skip Strike Butterfly

July 27th, 2017

19:13

We are back in earnings season. Given the possibility for big moves, we will look at the skip strike butterfly with calls, which you can find on page 108 of The Options Playbook. This is always available on

Options Playbook Radio 167: Trading Options After Hours

July 20th, 2017

16:38

It's huddle time again on Options Playbook Radio. This is when Mark and Brian answer listener questions. Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at

Options Playbook Radio 166: IBM Bull Put Spread

July 13th, 2017

16:35

For the last few episodes, we were reviewing skip-strike butterflies in GOOGL. You can find this on page 87 of The Options Playbook. This is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.

In …

Options Playbook Radio 165: GOOGL Skip-Strike Butterfly Part Two

July 6th, 2017

16:34

Last week we looked at a GOOGL skip-strike butterfly. Staying on the same page, we will put on a new paper trade as a follow up for that one. You can …

Options Playbook Radio 164: GOOGL Skip-Strike Butterfly

June 29th, 2017

18:36

Today Brian covers a skip-strike butterfly, which you can find on page 109 of The Options Playbook. This is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, …

Options Playbook Radio 163: Listener Question Palooza, Continued

June 22nd, 2017

17:08

The Huddle: Listeners weigh in with questions

  • Question from Steve - With the VIX so low, I am not selling a lot of options anymore, because I am …

Options Playbook Radio 162: Listener Question Palooza

June 15th, 2017

27:15

It's all listener questions in this special edition of Options Playbook Radio

  • Question from Ejh4isu - If I buy/sell a vertical on SPX (or any equity …

Options Playbook Radio 161: Fun with a Long-Term AMD Fig Leaf

June 8th, 2017

20:52

In this episode, Brian reviews two paper trades from previous episodes and opens up a third. You can find the backspread with calls on page 84 of The Options Playbook, and the put debit spread is on page 62. Plus, this …

Options Playbook Radio 160: FCX Debit Put Spread

June 1st, 2017

15:22

Last week's episode looked at a backspread with calls. That strategy is on page 83 of the Options Playbook. This week, we will cover a debit put …

Options Playbook 159: Back Spread with Calls in AMD

May 25th, 2017

17:26

Today, we will explore back spread with calls in AMD (page 84). This is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.

In …

Options Playbook Radio 158: Listener Question Palooza, Part Two

May 18th, 2017

21:27

It's all listener questions in this special edition of Options Playbook Radio.

  • Question from JDog - I just got an options pitch that says that …

Options Playbook Radio 158: Huddle Palooza, Part 1

May 11th, 2017

21:17

It's all listener questions in this episode of Options Playbook Radio. Do you have questions that you would like answered on the show? Send them to …

Options Playbook Radio 157: FB Iron Condor into Earnings

May 4th, 2017

15:42

Last week we looked at an inverse, skip-strike butterfly on AAPL before earnings (page 112). Today, we will explore a FB iron condor (page 126). This is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 156: AAPL Inverse Skip-Strike Butterfly

April 27th, 2017

16:39

It's earnings season again. As such, we're looking at an inverse skip-strike butterfly to capture some earnings move. You can find skip-strike butterflies with calls on page 108, and inverse skip-strike butterflies with …

Options Playbook Radio 155: AMZN Skip-Strike Butterfly

April 20th, 2017

21:30

It's earnings season again. As such, we're looking at a skip-strike butterfly to capture some earnings move. You can find skip-strike butterfiles on page 108 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the

Options Playbook Radio 154: UAL Butterfly with Calls

April 13th, 2017

16:55

For the last few episodes, we explored backspreads in SNAP. This week we shift gears to another name that is highly volatile right now, United Air …

Options Playbook Radio 153: SNAP Backspread with Puts

April 6th, 2017

18:11

SNAP's recent IPO has had the name in the news quite a bit these days, so let's take a look at SNAP backspread with puts, which is on page 84 (calls) and page 87 (puts) of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, …

Options Playbook Radio 152: SNAP Backspread

March 30th, 2017

18:35

SNAP's recent IPO has had the name in the news quite a bit these days, so let's take a look at SNAP backspread with calls, which is on page 84 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 151: Buying PFE Calls

March 23rd, 2017

20:47

This week we will buy options in a stock that is at the low end of the implied volatility range. You can find long calls on page 40 of The Options …

Options Playbook Radio 150: AAPL Long Calendar Spread

March 16th, 2017

18:01

Today we are going to take a look at long calendar spread with calls on a little known company called Apple. This is on page 90 of The Options …

Options Playbook Radio 149: ABT Long Straddle

March 9th, 2017

21:58

Today we are looking at a long straddle. You can find this in The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle.

In this …

Options Playbook Radio 148: Adjusting a GPS Long Put Spread into a Butterfly

March 2nd, 2017

17:10

Last week we put on two long spreads to coincide with GPS earnings. We knew that one of them would not work, and planned on adjusting it into a …

Options Playbook Radio 147: GPS Bull Call Spread

February 23rd, 2017

17:12

Today we are looking at long call (aka bull call) spreads. You can find this in The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle

Options Playbook Radio 146: SJM Long Calendar Spread

February 16th, 2017

18:00

Today we are looking at long calendar spreads. You can find this on pages 90 (calls) and 93 (puts) in The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, …

Options Playbook Radio 145: TSLA Calendar Spread

February 9th, 2017

17:41

Today we are looking at calendar spreads. You can find this on pages 90 (calls) and 93 (puts) in The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in …

Options Playbook Radio 144: Iron Condor into AMZN Earnings

February 2nd, 2017

20:00

Today we are looking at iron condors. You can find this in The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version.

Options Playbook Radio 143: Ford Back Spreads with Puts

January 26th, 2017

25:01

Today we are looking at back spreads with puts. You can find this in the back spreads section of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in …

Options Playbook Radio 142: Back Spreads with Puts in the S&P500

January 19th, 2017

19:37

As promised last time, we are looking at one off trades. You can find this in the back spreads section of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com

Options Playbook Radio 141: How We Roll

January 12th, 2017

25:46

As promised last time, we are looking at how to manage positions, specifically rolling positions. You can find this in the appendix of The Options …

Options Playbook Radio 140: Deep Dive into Covered Call Writing

January 5th, 2017

26:34

As promised last time, we are taking a deeper dive into covered call writing. You can find this in the beginning section of The Options Playbook, on

Options Playbook Radio 139: Year-End Listener Question Palooza

December 29th, 2016

22:06

In this episode, Brian takes on listener questions, including:

  • Question from Choas - Brian, as a beginner, I have done quite a bit of research on …

Best of Options Playbook Radio

December 22nd, 2016

19:55

We dug through the archives to bring you the very best of Options Playbook Radio.

Options Playbook Radio 138: Rolling a Butterfly into a Put Spread

December 15th, 2016

25:51

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio we are covering a long butterfly spread with puts. You can find this on page 104 of The Options Playbook, …

Options Playbook Radio 137: Long Butterfly Spreads with Puts

December 8th, 2016

22:21

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio we are covering a put butterfly spread. You can find this on page 104 of The Options Playbook, on

Options Playbook Radio 136: MRO Butterfly Spread with Calls

December 1st, 2016

13:58

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio we are covering a call butterfly spread. You can find this on page 102 of The Options Playbook, on

Options Playbook Radio 135: Thanksgiving Huddle Edition

November 25th, 2016

35:12

In this episode, recorded the day before Thanksgiving 2016, Brian is joined by Mark, and they take on listener questions and comments.

This includes:

Options#QuestionOfTheWeek:

Great traders need many weapons in their …

Options Playbook Radio 134: Covered Call Writing in FB

November 17th, 2016

18:43

What situations might be a good time for covered call writing? There is also the long put spread from last week to discuss. You can follow on pages …

Options Playbook Radio 133: SPY Long Put Spread

November 10th, 2016

14:56

For the last few weeks, we have been looking at earnings plays, including a short call spread (page 64), and today we're looking at a long put spread (page 62) of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the

Options Playbook Radio 132: FB Short Call Spread

November 3rd, 2016

14:43

'Tis the season. Earnings season, that is. Let's take a look at another earnings play, specifically a short call spread. You can find this on page 80 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon …

Options Playbook Radio 131: CVX Front Spread with Calls

October 27th, 2016

13:56

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio, we are talking about a front spread with calls.You can find this on page 80 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version.

In this episode, …

Options Playbook Radio 130: WBA Backspread with Puts

October 20th, 2016

17:27

We are going to look at a backspread with puts this week. You can find that on page 87 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the

Options Playbook Radio 129: Getting into Oil with a Covered Call

October 13th, 2016

19:50

We are taking a look at covered calls today. If you want to follow along, we are on page 50 in the Options Playbook. You can always follow along on

Options Playbook Radio 128: Huddling Up Around LEAPS and Open Interest

October 6th, 2016

20:41

In this episode, Brian and Mark huddle up to answer listener questions. They take on:

  • Question from Yukoner: Do you ever do spreads in LEAPS. Why …

Options Playbook Radio 127: Interesting Oil Plays

September 29th, 2016

15:04

This week we are going to look at a cash-secured put, which you can find on page 48 of the Options Playbook. You can always find it online at

Options Playbook Radio 126: Strategy Review and Listener Question

September 22nd, 2016

17:38

Last week we talked about diagonal spreads, which can be found on page 99 of the Options Playbook. You can always find this on the Options Playbook …

Options Playbook Radio 125: LEN Diagonal Spread

September 15th, 2016

20:51

We have recently been doing a lot of long spreads, and then adjusting based on market conditions. If you want to follow along with The Options …

Options Playbook Radio 124: Long S&P 500 Strangle

September 8th, 2016

21:34

For the last few weeks, we have been discussing long put spreads, which can be found on page 62 of The Options Playbook. You can always follow along …

Options Playbook Radio 123: Adjusting a Long SPX Put Spread

September 1st, 2016

16:35

Continuing with the long SPX put spread that we put on last week, Brian looks at current market conditions and decides if and how to make any …

Options Playbook Radio 122: Long Put Spread in SPX

August 25th, 2016

15:45

This week, we are moving past earnings to look a the overall market. To do this, we'll try a long put spread, which is on page 62 of The Options Playbook. You can always find the information online at

Options Playbook Radio 121: Long Call Straddle in FL

August 18th, 2016

18:28

To follow along, you can find long call spreads on page 60 of the Options Playbook. You can also play along online at OptionsPlaybook.com In this …

Options Playbook 120: Reviewing PCLN trade

August 11th, 2016

15:02

This week Brian takes a look back at his previous earnings trade on PCLN. What went right? What went wrong? Tune in to this episode of Options Playbook Radio to find out.

Have a question for Brian? He's happy to answer …

Options Playbook Radio 119: Butterfly into PCLN Earnings

August 4th, 2016

23:34

We're still in earnings season, so let's take a look at Priceline. Sticking with butterflies, this week we are looking at put butterflies. You can find this on page 104 in The Options Playbook, but you can always find …

Options Playbook Radio 118: Long Butterfly into GOOG Earnings

July 28th, 2016

21:48

'Tis the season...earnings season. Instead of avoiding earnings, we are jumping right in, and are going to do so with a long butterfly with calls on …

Options Playbook Radio 117: What Happens When the Trade Goes Wrong

July 21st, 2016

18:22

Brian is back to discuss how things went with the the long call that he discussed last week. Specifically, he discusses:

  • The AMZN long call spread …

Options Playbook Readio 116: Long Call Spreads with a Twist

July 14th, 2016

11:54

We are back to strategies this week and are looking at long call spreads...with a twist. If you're following along at home, this is on page 60 of the …

Options Playbook Radio 115: Options Huddle Palooza, Part Three

July 7th, 2016

18:14

Mark and Brian are diving in to listener questions, including:

  • Question from skeball: Where do you see the VIX going, and how will impact stock …

Options Playbook Radio 114: Huddle Palooza

June 30th, 2016

18:44

In this episode, Brian is joined by Mark to take on listener questions.

They discuss:

  • What indexes or products work best for synthetic covered calls?

Options Playbook Radio 113: That Is for the ByRDs

June 23rd, 2016

17:46

In this episode, Brian is joined by Bill Ryan, Managing Director at the NYSE.

They discuss:

  • What are ByRDs?
  • What about pricing?
  • Is time on your side?

Options Playbook Radio 112: Huddle Palooza

June 16th, 2016

18:37

Mark and Brian are taking your questions.

  • Question from Jim Duggan: FOMC and Brexit are approaching. What are some good ways to use options to play …

Options Playbook Radio 111: Continuing the Long Butterfly Spread with Puts

June 9th, 2016

14:53

This week, we are continuing the conversation about long butterfly spreads with puts that started last time. You can find this information on page 104 of the Options Playbook, or on OptionsPlaybook.com.

In this episode, …

Options Playbook Radio 110: Long Butterflies with Puts

June 2nd, 2016

12:55

Today we're looking at a strategy based on the overall market, a long butterfly with puts. You can find this on page 104 of the Options Playbook, or …

Options Playbook Radio 109: How Many Specialists Are Enough?

May 26th, 2016

16:12

Coming to you live (to tape) from the Options Industry Conference, Mark and Brian are back and they have more listener questions to address. This …

Options Playbook Radio 108: OIC Huddle, Part Two

May 19th, 2016

19:34

Huddle up, listeners. We're taking listener questions.

Vega: Do puts and calls become more expensive ahead of events due to risk premium? If so, how …

Options Playbook Radio 107: Answering Listener Questions from the OIC Conference

May 12th, 2016

17:19

Huddle Up: Listener questions and comments

  • Bean bag: Could you discuss the put/call ratio, its use, and metrics as a tool?
  • Reid: Do options stats or …

Options Playbook Radio 106: Iron Condor around TSLA Earnings

May 5th, 2016

18:34

You can find information on iron condors in the Options Playbook on page 126. You can also always find all of this information on OptionsPlaybook.com

Options Playbook Radio 105: AMZN Iron Condor

April 28th, 2016

16:07

With it being earnings season, let's take a look at a strategy around AMZN earnings. You can always find information on iron condors on …

Options Playbook Radio 104: GOOG Skip-Strike Butterfly

April 21st, 2016

18:12

Today we are looking at a skip strike butterfly with calls on GOOG, which announces earnings after the close the day of this recording. You can find this information on page 104 of the Options Playbook, or on

Options Playbook Radio 103: Buying an Out-of-the-Money Put in VZ

April 14th, 2016

20:00

Last week, we initiated a bull put spread paper trade in GPS, and reviewed a YHOO skip-strike butterfly. Now, we will review. Specifically:

Options Playbook Radio 102: GPS Short Put Spread

April 7th, 2016

14:39

Last week, we discussed skip-strike butterflies on YHOO, and put on a paper trade. Today, we are looking at Gap Stores (GPS), and putting on a paper …

Options Playbook Radio 101: YHOO Skip-Strike Butterfly

March 31st, 2016

9:58

Great thanks to everyone who participated in the Options Playbook Radio 100th episode extravaganza. Today, we are heading back to the playbook and looking at a YHOO skip-strike butterflies with an approximately 15-day …

Options Playbook Radio 100th Episode Extravaganza, Part 5: AMZN Skip Strike Butterflies

March 24th, 2016

22:43

Today, Brian and Mark take a look at back at episode 96 with Mark Sebastian from Option Pit.

They discuss:

  • What was the setup at the time for AMZN?

Options Playbook Radio 100th Episode Spectacular, Part 4: Analyzing NFLX Put Backspreads

March 17th, 2016

24:42

In the last few episodes, we have talked to other options experts. Today is no exception, as we are joined by "Uncle" Mike Tosaw from RCM Wealth …

Options Playbook Radio 100th Episode Spectacular, Part 3: Talking VIX and Volatility

March 10th, 2016

25:13

The 100th episode of Options Playbook Radio is the gift that keeps on giving. In this third part of the celebration, Mark and Brian are joined by …

Options Playbook Radio 100, Part 2: TWTR Iron Condor

March 3rd, 2016

25:48

We are continuing with the 100th episode spectacular. Today, our featured guest is Dan Sheridan from Sheridan Options Mentoring.

They discuss:

  • A …

Options Playbook Radio 100th Episode Extravaganza, Part 1

February 25th, 2016

19:55

For this special episode, Brian is joined by:

  • Mark "the Voice of Options" Longo
  • Andrew "the Rock Lobster" Giovinazzi

They discuss:

  • Iron condor on …

Options Playbook Radio 99: XOM Fig Leaf

February 18th, 2016

19:07

Today it is time to take a longer term view on oil. How will this happen: the fig leaf strategy. For those of you at home, you can find this on page 56. You can always find the information on OptionsPlaybook.com.

Today, …

Options Playbook Radio 98: TWTR Iron Condor

February 11th, 2016

17:54

We're back from the listener question/congressional aide briefing break, and ready to move through the Playbook. Today we are looking at an iron condor going into earnings. This is on page 126 of The Options Playbook, …

Options Playbook Radio 97: Listener Question Extravaganza

February 4th, 2016

26:36

In this episode, Brian beams in from Capitol Hill and is joined by Mark to answer listener questions. You wanted to know:

  • Question from 777-Are …

Options Playbook Radio 96: Skip Strike Butterfly with Call Options

January 28th, 2016

15:10

In this episode, Brian is looking at skip strike butterflies with call options. You can find this information in the hardcover and Kindle versions of The Options Playbook, and it's always available on OptionsPlaybook.com

Options Playbook Radio 95: AMZN Iron Condor

January 22nd, 2016

16:08

Today we are looking at putting on an iron condor on AMZN before earnings.

Specifically:

  • Why volatile markets are very interesting trading …

Options Playbook Radio 94: Questions and Answers on Options Pricing

January 14th, 2016

15:14

Today we are taking on listener questions, specifically about options pricing. You will be able to find information on options pricing in the Options Playbook. You can always find it on OptionsPlaybook.com.

Today, we …

Options Playbook Radio 93: Backspreads with Puts around Earnings

January 7th, 2016

14:34

In this episode, we are going to talk about a trade around earnings. One of Brian's go-to trades when he thinks that there will be more volatility …

Options Playbook Radio 92: Adjusting Positions

December 23rd, 2015

17:59

In this episode, we are discussing how to adjust positions. You can find this information on page 104 of The Options Playbook.

Brian goes into more …

Options Playbook Radio 91: Double Diagonals and the Fed

December 17th, 2015

18:12

We have been talking about double diagonals for the last few weeks, which we are continuing in light of the Fed meeting yesterday. You can find this information on page 87 of the Options Playbook, or on

Options Playbook Radio 90: Double Diagonals, Revisited

December 10th, 2015

18:41

You can find double diagonals on page 128 of The Options Playbook, or you can follow along online on OptionsPlaybook.com.

Today, Brian discusses:

  • A …

Options Playbook Radio 89: Double Diagonals, Continued

December 3rd, 2015

19:50

You can find information about double diagonals on page 128 of the Options Playbook, or you can always find it on OptionsPlaybook.com.

In this …

Options Playbook Radio 88: Double Diagonals

November 30th, 2015

12:59

We are moving on to double diagonals, which can be found on page 128 of the Options Playbook. You can always find this on OptionsPlaybook.com.

In …

Options Playbook Radio 87: Listener Questions on the Short Squeeze & Brokers

November 19th, 2015

17:37

Options Playbook Radio 87: Listener Questions on the Short Squeeze & Brokers

It's time to huddle up as Mark and Brian take on listener questions. …

Options Playbook Radio 86: Answering Listener Questions

November 12th, 2015

23:03

Wait a minute, is that Mark Longo? Yes it is, and he joins Brian on this episode of Options Playbook Radio, in which they take on listener questions, …

Options Playbook Radio 85: Two Different Earnings Plays

November 5th, 2015

20:12

As we are in the thick of earnings season, let's take a look at two different trades that one could employ to capitalize on movement around earnings.

Options Playbook Radio 84: Huddle Up!

October 29th, 2015

14:25

Huddle up, traders. Today's discussion addresses listener questions. They include:

  • Nelson from NC: Exploring covered calls on dividend playing …

Options Playbook Radio 83: Reviewing Skip-Strike Butterflies around Earnings

October 22nd, 2015

20:17

In this episode, we are discussing skip-strike butterflies with calls that we did last earnings season. This was in episode 77. For those of you with the hardcover version of the book, please turn to page 108. If you …

Options Playbook Radio 82: Long Straddle around Earnings

October 16th, 2015

14:13

In this episode, we are discussing. If you have a copy of The Options Playbook, this information is available on page 68. You can always follow along …

Options Playbook Radio 81: Iron Butterflies, Continued

October 8th, 2015

28:33

Dan Sheridan is back with Brian, and today they are discussing how to set up an iron butterfly on the RUT. You can find this on page 106 of the …

Options Playbook Radio 80: Iron Butterflies, Continued

October 2nd, 2015

18:50

In this episode, Brian is joined by Dan Sheridan from Sheridan Options Mentoring. They continue the discussion of Iron Butterflies, which began last week. If you have a hardcover version of the book, this is on page 106.

Options Playbook Radio 78: When Should You Use Inverse Skip Strike Butterflies

September 17th, 2015

21:13

Lately, we have been discussing inverse skip-strike butterflies. Today, we are discussing times when it is a good idea to use inverse skip strike …

Options Playbook Radio 77: Inverse Skip-Strike Butterflies, Continued

September 10th, 2015

21:10

Today we are continuing the discussion of Inverse Skip-Strike Butterflies, which began last week. If you are following along at home with the …

Option Playbook Radio 76: Inverse Skip-Strike Butterflies

September 3rd, 2015

11:03

In this episode, we are discussing an inverse skip-strike butterfly, which you can find on pages 112 (calls) and 115 (puts) of The Options Playbook. You can also find all of this information on OptionsPlaybook.com.


 


Options Playbook Radio 75: Options Strategies for Volatile Markets

August 27th, 2015

19:02

You can review volatility on page 14 of the Options Playbook. You can also find it online at OptionsPlaybook.com in the “basics” section.


Today, Brian …

Options Playbook Radio 74: Question Grab Bag

August 21st, 2015

19:26

In this episode, Brian takes on listener questions about:


 



  • Profit and loss calculators

  • Remember: slippage, commissions, and other variables

  • Calendar …

Options Playbook Radio 73: Backspreads around a Long Stock Position

August 13th, 2015

19:44

In this episode, we are going to look at how to insure a long USO position using backspreads with puts. If you have the hardcover version of the …

Options Playbook Radio 72: Fig Leaf for the Oil Sector

August 6th, 2015

19:22

In this episode Brian is discussing the fig leaf strategy for the oil sector. For those of you with the hardcover version of the book, this can be …

Options Playbook Radio 71: Christmas Tree Butterflies with Calls

July 30th, 2015

13:51

Today, we are still discussing Christmas Tree Butterflies. For those of you with the hardcover version of the Options Playbook, you can find this on …

Options Playbook Radio 70: Continuing Christmas Tree Butterflies

July 23rd, 2015

19:21

In this episode, we are continuing our coverage of Christmas Tree Butterflies. For those of you with the hardcover version of the book, this is on …

Options Playbook Radio 69: Christmas Tree Butterfly

July 16th, 2015

14:58

In this episode, we are looking at the Christmas Tree Butterfly. If you are following along with the hard cover version of the book, it is on page …

Options Playbook Radio 68: Review of the Iron Condor

July 9th, 2015

21:06

In this episode, we are reviewing some of the paper trades discussed in the past few Iron Condor episodes. If you are following along with the …

Options Playbook Radio 67: More Iron Condors

July 2nd, 2015

13:57

In this episode, we are continuing our coverage of Iron Condors. If you have the hardcover version of the book, this is available on page 126. If you …

Options Playbook Radio 66: Iron Condors, Continued

June 25th, 2015

15:06

This week we are continuing our discussion of iron condors. For those of you playing the home game, you can find this information on page 126. If …

Options Playbook Radio 65: Iron Condors, Continued

June 18th, 2015

21:58

In this episode, Brian is talking about iron condors. If you have the hardcover version of the Options Playbook, you can find this information on …

Options Playbook Radio 64: Iron Condors

June 11th, 2015

12:58

In this episode, we are discussing iron condors. For those of you with the hardcover version of the book, you can find this information on page 126. …

Options Playbook Radio 63: Inverse Skip Strike Butterflies, Continued

June 4th, 2015

12:50

Over the last few weeks, we have been talking about butterflies, and last week, we covered inverse skip strike butterfly. This week, we are hitting that, but with calls. You can find this on page 112 of The Options …

Options Playbook Radio 62: Inverse Skip Strike Butterfly

May 28th, 2015

12:53

In this episode, we're discussing the inverse of skip strike butterflies. This can be found on pages 112 and 115 of the hardback version of the book, …

Options Playbook Radio 61: The Golden Rule

May 21st, 2015

20:06

Options Playbook Radio 61: The Golden Rule

In this episode, we are taking on more listener questions, including:

  • In- versus out-of-the-money golden …

Options Playbook Radio 60: Listener Question Palooza

May 14th, 2015

19:33

Options Playbook Radio 60:  Listener Question Palooza

In this episode, Brian and Mark take on listener questions as they attend the Options Industry …

Options Playbook Radio 59: Skip Strike Butterflies, Continued

May 7th, 2015

12:06

Options Playbook Radio 59: Skip Strike Butterflies, Continued

In this episode, Brian continues his discussion of Skip Strike Butterflies. If you have the hard copy version of The Options Playbook, turn to page 108 for …

Options Playbook Radio 58: Back to Butterflies

April 30th, 2015

17:23

Options Playbook Radio 58: Back to Butterflies


In this episode, we’re discussing skip strike, or modified/broken wing butterflies. If you’re playing the home game, you can find this information on page 108 (skip strike …

Options Playbook Radio 57: Trading Diagonal Call Spreads around Earnings

April 23rd, 2015

16:55

Options Playbook Radio 57: Trading Diagonal Call Spreads around Earnings


In this episode, Brian discusses trading around earnings, specifically using diagonal call spreads. You can find details on this at: …

Options Playbook 56: Butterflies Around Earnings

April 17th, 2015

14:33

Options Playbook 56: Butterflies Around Earnings

It is earnings season, and Brian discusses multiple butterfly strategies you can use around this …

Options Playbook Radio 55: Huddle Up for Listener Questions

April 9th, 2015

18:34

Options Playbook Radio 55: Huddle Up for Listener Questions.

Today, we’re covering listener questions. Brian and Mark discuss:

·         Which OTM call strike performs best when the underlying rallies?

·         This …

Options Playbook Radio 54: Butterfly Spreads, continued

April 2nd, 2015

20:35

Options Playbook Radio 54: Butterfly Spreads, continued

In this episode we are continuing our coverage of butterfly spreads. For those of you with the hardcover book, you can find this information on pages 103 and 104. …

Options Playbook Radio 53: Butterfly Spreads

March 26th, 2015

18:27

Options Playbook Radio 53: Butterfly Spreads


Today in Options Playbook Radio, we’re discussing butterfly spreads. For those of you with the hardcover version of the book, this can be found on pages 103 and 104. You can …

Options Playbook Radio 52: Front Spreads, Part Two

March 20th, 2015

20:10

Options Playbook Radio 52: Front Spreads, Part Two

In this episode, we’re covering front spreads. For those of you with the hardcover book, that information can be found on page 80 (calls) or page 82 (puts). You can …

Options Playbook Radio 51: Front Spreads

March 13th, 2015

12:33

Options Playbook Radio 51: Front Spreads

In this episode, we’re talking about the front spread. In the book, this is on page 80 (calls) and page 82 (puts). Or, just find it on OptionsPlaybook.com.

In this episode, Brian …

Options Playbook Radio 50: Listener Takeover

March 6th, 2015

18:52

Options Playbook Radio 50: Listener Takeover


Today, Brian and Mark huddle up to discuss:



  • What is time premium? Why does it exist? Why can’t you trade …

Options Playbook Radio 49: Long Calendar Spreads into Earnings

February 26th, 2015

16:18

Options Playbook Radio 49: Long Calendar Spreads into Earnings

In this episode, we are covering trading around earnings. For those of you with the …

Options Playbook Radio 48: Theta, Revisited

February 19th, 2015

18:29

Options Playbook Radio 48: Theta, Revisited


In this episode, Mark and Brian are back and taking on your questions.


In this episode, they discuss:



  • Theta …

Options Playbook Radio 47: When to Roll Protective Puts

February 12th, 2015

18:50

Options Playbook Radio 47: When to Roll Protective Puts


Today, Mark and Brian answer listener questions, including:



  • When to roll protective puts?

  • What …

Options Playbook Radio 46: Paper Trade for ABX Earnings

February 5th, 2015

18:07

Options Playbook Radio 46: Paper Trade for ABX Earnings

In this episode, we are covering a specific paper trade strategy around an earnings report.  It will be a long calendar spread with calls, which is on page 90. You …

Options Playbook Radio 45: Combinations, continued.

January 30th, 2015

24:07

Options Playbook Radio 45: Combinations, continued.


Continuing from last week, we are still discussing combinations. This information can be found on pages 76 and 78 of the hardcover book, or on OptionsPlaybook.com.


 


Options Playbook Radio 44: Combinations

January 22nd, 2015

15:14

Options Playbook Radio 44: Combinations

Welcome back to Options Playbook Radio, where today we’re discussion combinations, or combos. If you have the book, we’re on page 76 (long) or 78 (short). For those of you …

Options Playbook Radio 43: Listener Question Palooza, Continued

January 16th, 2015

17:09

Options Playbook Radio 43: Listener Question Palooza, Continued

The Huddle:

 

 

  • Question from Anthony Enyo - Thank you for this wonderful program …

Options Playbook Radio 42: Listener Questions Edition

January 8th, 2015

19:38

Options Playbook Radio 42: Listener Questions Edition


The Huddle: Listener questions and comments


 



  • Question from Brian Collamer - Hi Brian! In this …

Options Playbook Radio 41: Back to Backspreads

December 30th, 2014

16:20

Options Playbook Radio 41: Back to Backspreads


In this episode, we cover backspreads. If you’re playing along at home with the hardcover book, this …

Options Playbook Radio 40: Backspreads

December 19th, 2014

20:23

Options Playbook Radio 40: Backspreads


In this episode, we’re covering Backspreads. For those of you with the hardcover version of the Options Playbook, you can find this on page 84 (calls) and page 87 (puts). It’s also …

Options Playbook Radio 39: Diagonal Spreads, Continued

December 4th, 2014

18:00

Options Playbook Radio 39: Diagonal Spreads, Continued

This week’s edition of Options Playbook Radio is continuing our coverage of diagonal spreads. For those of you with the hardcover version of the book, we’re on page …

Options Playbook Radio 38: Diagonal Spreads

November 20th, 2014

22:47

Options Playbook Radio 38: Diagonal Spreads


In this week’s edition of Option Playbook Radio, we’re covering diagonal spreads. You can find this on page 96 (call) and page 99 (put) of the hardback version, or at …

Options Playbook Radio 37: Long Calendar Spreads, Continued

November 13th, 2014

23:41

Options Playbook Radio 37: Long Calendar Spreads, Continued

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio, we’re continuing our discussion of long calendar spreads. For those of you with the hardcover version of the book, …

Options Playbook Radio 36: Long Calendar Spreads

November 7th, 2014

23:00

Options Playbook Radio 36: Long Calendar Spreads


In this episode, we’re talking about long calendar spreads, from the call side. If you have the Playbook, we’re on page 90. Or, you can find what we’re discussing on …

Options Playbook Radio 35: Straddles and Strangles, Continued.

October 31st, 2014

28:43

Options Playbook Radio 35: Straddles and Strangles, Continued.


Options Playbook Radio is back and today we are on pages 68 and 70. For those of you playing along online, you can find these topics at OptionsPlaybook.com.


Options Playbook Radio 34: Buying Straddles & Strangles

October 23rd, 2014

18:24

Options Playbook Radio 34: Buying Straddles & Strangles

Welcome back to Options Playbook Radio. For those of you with the book, today we are on pages 48 and 52. You can also find this information on …

Options Playbook 33: Selling Spreads, Continued

October 16th, 2014

23:14

Options Playbook 33: Selling Spreads, Continued


For those of you playing the home game, today we are on pages 64 and66 . If you are following along …

Options Playbook Radio 32: Selling Spreads

October 10th, 2014

16:47

Options Playbook Radio 32: Selling Spreads

Welcome back to Options Playbook Radio! For those of you with the hardcover book, today we’re on pages 64 (short call spread) and 66 (short put spread). Or, you can find …

Options Playbook Radio 31: Buying Spreads, Continued

October 3rd, 2014

22:11

Options Playbook Radio 31: Buying Spreads, Continued

For those of you with the book, today we’re on page 60. If you want to follow along online, …

Options Playbook Radio 30: Long Spreads

September 25th, 2014

20:01

Options Playbook Radio 30: Long Spreads

For those of you with a copy of the Playbook, we’re on page 60. If you are following along on …

Options Playbook Radio 29: Collar Strategy

September 18th, 2014

23:59

Options Playbook Radio 29: Collar Strategy

We’re on page 54 of the hardback version of the Playbook, or find it on OptionsPlaybook.com

Today, Brian …

Options Playbook Radio 28: Protective Puts

September 11th, 2014

20:16

Options Playbook Radio 28: Protective Puts

For those of you with a copy of the Playbook, we are on page 152, If you are looking at the Options Playbook website, just look for "Protective Puts" in the Strategy Tab 

Options Playbook Radio 27: Index Options

September 4th, 2014

20:34

Options Playbook Radio 27: Index Options

For those of you with a copy of the Playbook, we're on page 145 "So what is an index option anyhow?" If you are looking at the Options Playbook website, just look for "Index …

Options Playbook Radio 26: Early Exercise & Assignment

August 28th, 2014

21:33

Options Playbook Radio 26: Early Exercise & Assignment


For those of you with a copy of the Playbook, we’re on page 140.  If you are looking at the Options Playbook website, just look for “What is Early Exercise and …

Options Playbook Radio 25: How We Roll

August 21st, 2014

18:27

Options Playbook Radio 25: How We Roll

We’re on page 134 in the book, or look for “How We Roll” in the Options Playbook website.

In this episode, …

Options Playbook Radio 24: The Fig Leaf Strategy

August 14th, 2014

17:44

Options Playbook Radio 24: The Fig Leaf Strategy

In this episode, we’re on page 56 of the Playbook. Or, look for the fig leaf in the strategies tab online, or look for the plays in the Kindle version.

Today, Brian …

Options Playbook Radio 23: Combining Cash-Secured Put Selling with Covered Call Writing

August 7th, 2014

13:42

Options Playbook Radio 23: Combining Cash-Secured Put Selling with Covered Call Writing

For those of you with the hardback version of the Playbook, …

Options Playbook Radio 22: Cash-Secured Puts

July 31st, 2014

15:57

Options Playbook Radio 22: Cash-Secured Puts


For those of you playing the home game, we’re on page 48. Or, just look for cash-secured puts in the …

Options Playbook Radio 21: Continuing with the Covered Call

July 24th, 2014

20:05

Options Playbook Radio 21: Continuing with the Covered Call


For those of you with the book, we’re on page 50, or on OptionsPlaybook.com, go to the …

Options Playbook 20: Covered Call Writing

July 18th, 2014

23:44

Options Playbook 20: Covered Call Writing

For those of you with the book, we’re on page 50. Or, you can find it on OptionsPlaybook.com in the “Rookies” tab  and look for “Covered Calls Strategies.”

Today Brian discusses:

Options Playbook Radio 19: Listener Q/A, Part Three – Long Puts

July 10th, 2014

10:39

Options Playbook Radio 19: Listener Q/A, Part Three – Long Puts

In this episode, Mark and Brian continue to take on listener questions.

They discuss …

Options Playbook Radio 18: Listener Q/A Part 2

July 3rd, 2014

12:58

Options Playbook Radio 18: Listener Q/A Part 2


In this episode, Mark and Brian take on more listener questions, including:


Put/call ratio



  • What is it?

Options Playbook Radio 17: Listeners Ask about Open Interest

June 26th, 2014

12:36

Options Playbook Radio 17: Listeners Ask about Open Interest

In this episode, Mark and Brian take on listener questions.

Open interest:

  • What is it?

Options Playbook 16: Buying LEAPS Calls as a Stock Substitute

June 20th, 2014

21:17

Options Playbook 16: Buying LEAPS Calls as a Stock Substitute

For those of you with the book, we’re on page 32. Or, you can find it on OptionsPlaybook.com in the “Rookies” tab  and look for “Buying LEAPS Calls as a …

Options Playbook Radio 15: Play #1 - The Long Call

June 12th, 2014

29:46

Options Playbook Radio 15: Play #1 - The Long Call

We are on page 40 of the hardcover version. Otherwise, look for “The Long Call Strategy” on the …

Options Playbook Radio 14: AAPL Stock Split

June 6th, 2014

20:25

Options Playbook Radio 14: AAPL Stock Split 


We are on page 72 of the hardcover version. Otherwise, look for “the Long Strangle” on the Kindle or …

Options Playbook 13: Finishing the Greeks - Vega and Rho

May 30th, 2014

19:52

Options Playbook 13: Finishing the Greeks - Vega and Rho


If you’re playing the home game, we’re on page 22 today.


In this episode, Brian discusses:



  • Vega …

Options Playbook Radio 12: More Listener Questions

May 22nd, 2014

14:53

Options Playbook Radio 12: More Listener Questions

In this episode, Mark and Brian take on more listener questions.

They discuss:

  • What does it mean …

Options Playbook 11: Listener Questions, Part 1

May 16th, 2014

12:39

Options Playbook 11: Listener Questions, Part 1

In this episode Brian and Mark discuss:

  • Trading off Greeks rather than price
  • The difference between …

Options Playbook Radio 10: Meet the Greeks: Interrelatedness

May 8th, 2014

24:02

Options Playbook Radio 10: Meet the Greeks: Interrelatedness

For those of you with the book, we're on page 18, or look for "Meet the Greeks."

Today, …

Options Playbook Radio 9: Getting to Know Theta

May 1st, 2014

15:00

Options Playbook Radio 9: Getting to Know Theta


We’re looking at page 18 of the book, or check out OptionsPlaybook.com, and look for “Meet the Greeks.”

Options Playbook 8: Meet the Greeks, Part Three: Position Delta

April 24th, 2014

15:52

Options Playbook 8: Meet the Greeks, Part Three: Position Delta

For those of you with the book at home, we’re looking at page 18, or “Meet the Greeks.”

Do you have questions that you want to have answered on the Options …

Options Playbook Radio 7: Meet the Greeks, Part Two: Gamma

April 17th, 2014

18:11

Options Playbook Radio 7: Meet the Greeks, Part Two: Gamma


We’re covering page 18 in the hardcover version of the book. It’s now available in Kindle, …

Options Playbook Radio 6: Meet the Greeks Volume 1: Delta

April 10th, 2014

18:29

Options Playbook Radio 6: Meet the Greeks Volume 1: Delta

If you have the hardcover version of the book, we’re covering pages 18-20, Meet the Greeks.

Options Playbook 5: Volatility and Probability, Continued

April 3rd, 2014

18:23

Options Playbook 5:  Volatility and Probability, Continued             

For those of you playing the home game, we’re on pages 14-17 today.  Or, for …

Options Playbook 4: Volatility & Probability

March 20th, 2014

17:02

Options Playbook 4: Volatility & Probability

Follow along at optionsplaybook.com, or go to page 14 of the book.

Brian discusses:

  • The definition …

Options Playbook 3: Volatility, Part 1

March 13th, 2014

15:08

Options Playbook 3: Volatility, Part 1


Options prices are based partly on volatility.  Brian discusses:



  • Implied volatility

  • The interconnectedness of …

Options Playbook Radio 2: Options Basics

March 7th, 2014

19:10

In this episode, Options Insider Founder Mark Longo and TradeKing Senior Options Analyst Brian Overby explain how options are similar to home or auto insurance contracts. They also provide an overview of options pricing …

The Options Playbook Episode 1: What is the Playbook?

February 28th, 2014

13:01

In this inaugural episode Options Insider Founder Mark S. Longo is joined by TradeKing's Senior Options Analyst, and the author of the Options Playbook, Brian Overby. Brian and Mark discuss the origins of the Playbook …

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