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This board is for those who wish to enhance thier trading experience by investigating options. Here, you can learn how to determine option pricing and the advantages of using different strategies to hedge your portfolio during bear markets and to maximize profits on them during bull markets.

Before you trade any options, heed this advice:

1. Get a practice paper trading account and trade the same amount that you plan to fund your account. Practice for at least 3 months before you place your first real trade. Failure to do so will likely result in what is known in the option world as Max Pain on the options you own.

2. Call your broker and find out what Level of Options Trading Authority they will give you. There are 5 levels, and it is essential that you are allowed at least Level 4 trading authority. This way you can limit your risk and increase your chance of a winning trade.

I use the Think or Swim ( ) platform because they offer all 5 levels to everyone. It is a decent platform, They have a web based platform and a desktop application (which is what I prefer) and have the ability to project future option pricing and backtesting for those who prefer it. They have 2 charting programs for redundancy, one of which is prophet charts, one of my favorites. They are very customer focused and will likely match commissions. Most brokers will only allow level 1 or 2 to inexperienced options traders, which is, in reality limiting your ability to hedge any trade that goes against you. You need to be able to hedge your trades, which is the true meaning of the word OPTIONS, in my book. You need to have the option to turn a losing trade into a winning trade with these levels of authority.

3. Get with a group of traders who focus only on options and futures. You can learn alot from people who are all focused in the same direction. Contact me for details. I am not a paying member, so my posting is limited but can reached at, and "mrweekend" at HSM. I am sometimes found on paltalk as stockzilla too.

4. This is NOT A GAME! This is serious business and if you treat it like a business, you can reap the rewards of owning your business. Those rewards come in the form of $$$$$$$. If you treat this like a hobby, you will be paid accordingly. Every hobby I have been invoved in has cost me money. None have ever paid me.

#447  Sticky Note Vertical Spreads Webinar leemalone2k3 12/18/11 09:31:43 PM
#612   Question to board, does anyone know what this SSP 09/16/16 12:28:20 PM
#611   Thanks. Still haven't figured out what they KittP 06/26/16 01:04:50 AM
#610   Hi KittP, leemalone2k3 06/25/16 09:39:32 PM
#609   I'm extremely pissed at Oanda. They just KittP 06/25/16 12:28:14 AM
#608   On your site, it talks about a bronze KittP 06/24/16 07:31:40 PM
#607   Lee, thanks for the offer in Pm, but KittP 06/24/16 06:23:45 PM
#606   Just bought AAPL 93.50/92.50 put spread for next leemalone2k3 06/24/16 03:53:38 PM
#605   Great! Keep me updated. When trading indices I leemalone2k3 06/24/16 03:43:24 PM
#604   I'll be looking into this shortly. KittP 06/24/16 11:45:02 AM
#603   Unfortunately we don't have a free section. Premium leemalone2k3 06/23/16 11:02:42 PM
#602   Checked out your site, way too rich for KittP 06/23/16 03:20:02 PM
#601   I will be a regular reader. It's KittP 06/23/16 10:11:03 AM
#600   I would advise paper trading them (practice) while leemalone2k3 06/23/16 08:23:21 AM
#599   Thanks...I'm looking at shorting the main index's as KittP 06/23/16 02:32:07 AM
#598   Hi KittP. leemalone2k3 06/22/16 06:35:07 PM
#597   Hey leemalone.... I think scottrade allows me KittP 06/22/16 06:16:29 PM
#596   I've been trading it and doing well off TheLastOneSitting 02/05/15 10:46:40 AM
#595   I would rather trade the stock instead of leemalone2k3 02/04/15 09:10:00 PM
#594   Just to clarify I understand the risk/reward aspect TheLastOneSitting 02/04/15 04:32:46 PM
#593   This is probably a really stupid question... But TheLastOneSitting 02/04/15 02:52:11 PM
#592   Here's another good resource...... Check out his other AnG5640 01/08/15 12:10:35 AM
#591   Good training course for options. Well worth AnG5640 01/08/15 12:06:24 AM
#590   I think the best place to learn to leemalone2k3 12/08/14 04:09:19 PM
#589   What do you guys think is the best phaseshift 12/07/14 06:34:25 PM
#588   What do you guys think is the best phaseshift 12/07/14 06:34:25 PM
#587   Bbluck Part of that $155 is not really a Toofuzzy 07/26/14 12:59:33 PM
#586   Hi bkluck Toofuzzy 07/26/14 12:51:35 PM
#585   I had to call them and verbally prove Parabelle 06/26/14 02:32:15 PM
#584   Jarvis, I recently switched over to TDA from Scottrade jukemaster 06/24/14 06:29:46 PM
#583   I am having trouble getting approved for tier Jarvis27 03/06/14 09:41:32 AM
#582   Earlier that week. leemalone2k3 02/19/14 10:21:54 PM
#581   When did you starting Legging into the sold 530/535? db 02/18/14 12:39:35 PM
#580   .... db 02/18/14 12:34:56 PM
#579   Hi db, leemalone2k3 02/18/14 12:30:35 PM
#578   Hi there Lee, thank you for replying to db 02/18/14 12:20:11 PM
#576   BTW, the problem with your scenario of selling Newly2b 01/13/14 07:27:00 PM
#575   I think what it comes down to is Newly2b 01/13/14 07:05:15 PM
#574   I think thats a great way to buy leemalone2k3 01/13/14 05:23:01 PM
#573   Newly2b, how does this increase my profits? bkluck 01/13/14 04:30:06 PM
#572   To increase your profits, you might consider selling Newly2b 01/13/14 03:31:23 PM
#571   Question from an options newbie: bkluck 01/13/14 12:46:29 PM
#570   Thanks,Newly! leemalone2k3 12/09/13 07:04:20 PM
#569   Lee doesn't seem to be around today, so Newly2b 12/09/13 03:47:23 PM
#568   Questions about - In the Money, Out of clevertechie 12/08/13 02:29:32 PM
#567   thanks nwsun 11/21/13 10:19:10 AM
#566   The Think or Swim platform shows the IV leemalone2k3 11/21/13 08:57:50 AM
#565   Question? This product defaults to the previous days nwsun 11/20/13 04:14:29 AM
#564   Im not really sure what that would be leemalone2k3 11/06/13 09:33:37 AM
#563   Hwy lee what do u call a play dominik2 11/06/13 02:12:39 AM
#562   Thanks, Lee. That's what I suspected but Newly2b 11/05/13 10:54:07 PM