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Rnd-001 Free (Basic Tutorial): Describes an approach to options trading that uses probability distribution of the underlying ticker. A trading method espoused by John Bender- a money manager from Soros Capital Management and "market wizard". / Backtesting 101: What is an edge? Free Email support included in this tutorial.


Rnd-002 $25 USD -(Intermediate Tutorial + Free Email support included) .

  • evaluating the payoff of an options position using probability distribution.
  • evaluating current implied and historical volatility regimes using a simple ranking equation.
  • spread comparo: Put Verticals on low vs elevated implied volatilities.

RnD-003 $30 USD- (Intermediate Tutorial+Backtest + Free Email support included).

  • triple whammy of naked short puts- negative gamma, negative vega and negative vomma: hidden risks of naked put selling strategies... aka "income strategies".
  • Spread comparo: Selling Put verticals in US Equities: static IV vs. dynamic IV's as IV's shift upwards on down moves...
  • Backtest comparo: See how a "baseline strategy" of shorting a slightly OTM put spread every day (with a maximum of 10 positions per expiration cycle) compares to having a proprietary bullish filter. In spite of a > 80% win rate, see how the record low Vix as of May 2017 should give trader pause implementing these short gamma positions!

Rnd-004 $25 USD -(Intermediate Tutorial + Case Study+Free Email support included).

  • A charmed discussion why you are losing money even when you get direction right! (aka delta bleed or delta decay)- for the backspreaders and the short put vertical hedgers.
  • Case Study: Backtest a Long QQQ Straddle in a low implied volatility environment WITHOUT any technical setup filter- ie Buying 1 straddle daily (maximum of 3 per expiration cycle) from Jun 1, 2016 to March 2017. A cautionary tale for premium selling with vix at historic lows since 1993.

Rnd-005 $60 USD - (Rnd-002 + Rnd-003 + Rnd-004 combined + Free Email Support )

  • all the video tutorials from Rnd-002 / Rnd-003 / Rnd-004 rolled up in this bundle for a 25% DISCOUNT.
  • 57 minutes worth of tutorials covering intermediate and advanced topics - spreads, volatility ranking method, vomma, charm and backtests on put selling and straddle strategies. Please consult each Rnd for more details.

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