Stock Investing For Dummies 4th Edition Pdf – Options Trading for Beginners (The ULTIMATE In-Depth Guide)


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Options trading is a very difficult thing to learn as a beginner, as there are many moving parts and many concepts to learn simultaneously. In this video, my goal is to bring you from zero to hero in a few hours, even if you don’t know anything about trading options.

We are going to explore the world of options through many examples and graphical illustrations, and explanations simplified as much as possible. My goal for this video is to provide you with an overview of the biggest options trading ideas and get you to a point where you understand the concepts intuitively, and not just things you’ve memorized.

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In this video, we will advance through the following sections:

0:00 – Introduction
0:50 – Basic Option Characteristics (Expiration, Strike Price, Contract Multiplier)
3:31 – Call Option Introduction
4:47 – Basic Call Option Example (With a House)
10:13 – TSLA Call Option Example
15:43 – Do You Have to Exercise an Option to Make a Profit?
23:42 – What We’ve Learned About Call Options
27:19 – Losing Money Buying Calls
27:52 – ADBE Call Option Example
31:57 – Put Option Introduction
33:35 – IWM Put Option Example
40:47 – Losing Money Buying Puts
42:00 – NVDA Put Option Example
45:35 – Buying Puts vs. Shorting Stock
48:47 – Option Price Components (Intrinsic & Extrinsic Value)
53:27 – Extrinsic/Time Value Explained
58:50 – Extrinsic Value Comparison Using AAPL Options
1:05:21 – In-the-Money (ITM), Out-of-the-Money (OTM), At-the-Money (ATM)
1:07:13 – Introduction to Shorting Options
1:09:06 – IWM Short Call Option Example
1:14:00 – NFLX Short Call Example (Big Loss)
1:18:26 – Short Call Breakeven Price Explanation + Illustration
1:21:12 – Shorting Put Options Introduction
1:22:15 – ATVI Short Put Example
1:28:00 – Thoughts on Holding Short Options Through Expiration
1:30:12 – Implied Volatility Introduction
1:41:54 – Visualizing a Change in Implied Volatility
1:49:20 – More on Exercise & Assignment
1:53:04 – Expiration and Automatic Exercise/Assignment
1:54:44 – Why Options Are Rarely Exercised Before Expiration (Quick Example)
1:58:02 – Which Options to Trade? Consider Liquidity (Volume/Open Interest)
1:59:35 – Example Stocks/Products With Great Option Markets
2:01:49 – tastyworks Offer – Get a Free projectoption Course
2:02:45 – tastyworks Trading Platform Demonstration (Buying & Shorting Calls/Puts, Analyzing Volume/Open Interest, Trade Execution Best Practices, Bid/Ask Spread, Using Limit Orders)

I really hope you enjoyed this video and learned a ton. I put a lot of effort into this video and my goal is to clear up a lot of the confusion around options trading, particularly for beginner traders.

It’s not a perfect video, and we didn’t talk about everything, but we walked through the biggest options trading ideas. For additional information, please check out the videos linked below!

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions, or just want to say hello.

Options Trading for Beginners (PDF DOWNLOAD w/ Slides & Additional Info):

@Chris Butler


Call Options 101:

Put Options 101:

Implied Volatility Explained:

Vertical Spreads (The Ultimate Guide):

The Option Greeks:

Why Options Are RARELY Exercised Before Expiration:

How to Buy a Stock:

How to Short a Stock:

My More General Finance/Investing Channel:

Options Trading For Beginners (PLAYLIST):

tastyworks Tutorials (PLAYLIST):

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  1. projectfinance
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I didn't wake up one day and say "I need a 2 hour, 53 minute video on my channel." But that's what happened when it was all said and done. I have made two "options for beginners" videos over the past few years, but both of them missed the mark for many (and myself when I rewatch them). While a lot of people learned from them, there were many left more confused, as I spoke really fast and used obnoxious animations, and didn't use concrete examples to enforce concepts.

    My goal with this video was to take all of that feedback and create a video that was truly helpful for beginners, and who are serious about sitting down to learn. I really hope all of the explanations, examples, and graphical illustrations in this video help you finally understand some of the most confusing parts of options trading. And, I hope the brokerage platform demonstration at the end showed you how actually entering/exiting trades works.

    We didn't cover everything in this video, but I believe this video can help build a great foundation for the rest of your learnings in the options world. As always, feel free to leave me a comment if you have questions, and be sure to download the PDF counterpart of this video for studying!


  2. cheyenne weber
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    What software are you using to be able to see the option candle stick chart?

  3. William Brandy
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I make huge profits on my investment since i started trading with mrs marcie craver, her trading strategies are top notch

  4. lovetofly bewell
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Chris, thanks for video. I really appreciate the work you put into it. I'm trying to reinforce the little I know about
    option trading, and this really helps.

  5. kaushik patel
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for teaching complex subject in very lucid way

  6. •boba tea•
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks a lot, Chris. This video helps me to learn the trade. Appreciate the effort that you put into it to make it comprehensive and easier to understand. Hope that you will be successful in all your trades. By the way, only fool will say that closing the trades while losing money is a stupid action. We all know that you don't mind losing some money just for sake of showing a real /live trading process :). Cheers. Regards, Sean

  7. raeyan vachagan
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    awesome chris

  8. Gyl lily
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Great video. Liked and subscribed to your channel. Do you need to have 100 share of a particular stock to sell the contract?

  9. Matt Wheeler
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I'm about halfway through the video right now, and maybe I just need to finish watching. But wouldn't it be possible to buy a call option for say Tesla at $50. Tesla will stay about $50 for the foreseeable future, so then I can sell it and make profit. Probably a stupid question, but I'm new to options and enjoying your video so far. Thank you

  10. mitchell torres
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I make good profits on my investments since I started trading with Mrs Debra Thomas, her trading strategies are top class coupled with the little commission she charges on her trade

  11. Paul Chung
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    should I invent in NIO option today or wait a week?

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  13. Abdulrahim Kassas
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    This is Bones 30% when you deposit

  14. Thomas Cook
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    The most complicated part of all of this is how the hell are you supposed to file taxes when you are rolling and buying and selling options every single day. I hate the mother freaking irs so much why can’t it be simple or a flat tax or something they are such bastards

  15. lewis Baker
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    The Federal Reserve was founded in 1913. Since then the dollar's value has fallen by 96%. The stock market has risen by 3,138,470.95%, Invest your money.

  16. L Vino
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    What happens per default on expiration date of the option? E.g. you forgot that you have them

  17. reciclaje unico
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    07/26/2021 BNTX is still growing (37.7% in 9 days) … even when world stocks went down.

  18. Nikhil Shobhan
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you very much! Your video is very informative. Really appreciate the hard work you've put it.

  19. Andy Pair
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I like your video man, you're a good teacher.

  20. Kogamiこ が み
    July 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you helped me a lot!