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Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor of Options Action as we introduce the benefits of index options and optimal strategies for trading them. Learn how the newly launched XND product provides the benefits of index options with a retail-friendly size

Index Options can provide investors with exposure to an index with additional benefits over an ETF on the same index. Learn during this session how cash-settled index options can provide protections for option selling strategies such as credit spreads and iron condors. See how index options have tax benefits that can potentially lower your tax bill and learn about the new suite of Nasdaq-100 index options available for trading. Learn more about XND:

– Cash Settlement: No early assignment and cash-settled at expiration to avoid expiration risk
– Tax Benefits: 1256 Contract is taxed at 60% Long Term and 40% Short Term capital gains
– New Micro Product: Nasdaq-100 Micro Index Option suited for retail trading accounts

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  1. OG Reggie B
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am


    Good Monday morning πŸŒ„ , to all. I hope that everyone is okay. As for myself, I'm feeling great πŸ‘physically and in good spirits.

    are my biggest positions and I expect them to be held down all this week as posted in my comments last week.

    However, with that being said, I plan to invest more money into each of them today, while they are still pretty cheap. I'm going to beat big on TSLA today not because of earnings call but because I believe in what Elon Musk is doing with the company and I'm willing to wait to be rewarded.

    Oh Yeah, I want be posting to WEBULL much longer because I've fully integrated myself into the Stockmarket via friends and family. So therefore, there's no need to keep playing out in the open and subject myself to Wallstreet prejudices against my kind.

    Well in short, I will become known as Ghost Trader X.

    Peace, Love and Respect , it's been fun….

  2. OG Reggie B
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am


    Today the Stockmarket is looking a little unusual but there's nothing to fear if you're on both sides of your trade .

    Option Day Traders,
    1to3 months expiration time, is how the Day Trading Game is played in 2021.

    If you've been unsuccessful with your trading, try rethinking your approach.
    The next time you trade and your Broker gets hell bent on taking your money πŸ’°, just have a friend place a trade in your opposite direction and see how that works out.

    it's so simple, I wonder why so many trades are losing. I mean, it's like boxing , you have to avoid being hit, so you learn to weave and bobb.

    Think of me, as a coach and take heed!

    Peace ✌ OG-RB

  3. OG Reggie B
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am


    How did you guys like the play action rolling with THE OG TODAY?

    My team got money πŸ’° 😎 πŸ’°

    If you've adapted my option setups and concepts of trading, then I consider you a SPACE AGE TRADER and a winner πŸ† too.

    See you guys tomorrow, enjoy the rest of day.

    Peace ✌ OG-RB

  4. OG Reggie B
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am


    How are you today? As always, my prayers are that everyone is ok and has awakened to another glorious day πŸ™.
    As for my, I'm feeling blessed and happy to be alive.

    How did you guys like that unexplainable and unreported Stockmarket crash yesterday, I'm keeping it real with you guys and putting you on notice about the crap that's really going on with your money in the Stockmarket.

    So let me clear some things up about the stockmarket crash yesterday. it wasn't done for no reason at all. It was a cover up to bring AAPL, COIN, & SPCE down as far as possible because I have expiring options this week Friday in these stocks. So don't expect no real recovery until next week of these three mentioned. However, there's no need to worry about OG-RB because I plan to simply Roll my positions in them out to further future dates.

    Below is a complete listing of all the stocks beings influenced and manipulated to the downside because I'm in them. Many of you have been following my post for months and years now. Yet no one is opposing me or calling me out on any of my post. Why do you think that is, in a world full of Stockmarket critics ?

    AAPL MSFT, TSLA, COIN, GME, AMC, SPCE, TTD, CLOV, MU, SPY, QQQ and BTCUSD are all now being influenced and manipulated to the downside because of my positions as of yesterday. I brought many of the new stocks yesterday and the Brokers wanted to brake my account.

    It's funny to me because they've been on this same mission for more than 3yrs now and still haven't accomplished that goal. Why because like I posted for the Brokers to read many times, man you can't Hustle a HUSTLER period and when it comes to Hustlers I'm considered one of the legends in the game . Thats how I got my OG status in the streets man.

    Remember where you heard it first,
    OG Reggie B.
    I'm in it with you and not out to get you.

    Peace ✌, Love πŸ’˜ & Soul, my Brother's and Sisters of all Nationalities background and color…

  5. Shuan Kong
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    TODAY is 28 June 2021, Why is it that I cannot find your website? If these videos are no longer relevant because you have given up posting..Tony, please leave a message saying you are no longer providing any information. THANKS, sorry to disturb your retirement..

  6. Marc Twit
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Great video Thank you

  7. shanks008
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    how do you gauge the direction? The time period 45 days can be so dangerous , how do you know where XND will be in 45 days, what is the tool used to gauge the direction?

  8. Mark El-Deiry
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Tony, you mentioned that you do NOT have to close out short options because there is no risk of assignment on these options.

    But, just for the monthly NDX options which are AM settled, shouldn't you still close out short options just to avoid that overnight risk?

    Is there a rule of thumb for when* that might be a good idea and when you can say it is so unlikely that it is not worth bothering? (*"when" meaning in terms of how far from the short strike things are at close on Thursday; the further the strike, the less you need to worry about overnight risk.)

  9. R Cao
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Why can't find XND in IBKR?

  10. Valerie Hoff DeCarlo
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Yes, SPX but new to it.

  11. Laurence Stewart
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    The $XND is a horrible product! I could drive a triple trailer simi truck through these spreads.

  12. David W. Johnson
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Low open interest 😐

  13. Vasile Stana
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Options spreads are horrible. Even with weeklies won't be worth trading this.

  14. collin112000
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Tony, quick question. You may have answered this with the technical score but from a chart technical perspective since not enough history, should I use the QQQ chart or Nasdaq index to trade XND? Thank you.

  15. Peter DiMi
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Interactive brokers platform finds XND only as Xander resources, not as Nasdaq, yet…

  16. Ralph Gentile
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    agree that this spread trade will be much better on weeklies after May 20th.

    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am


  18. Britney
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Hi Tony, what's the symbol for micro option SPX? Thank you

  19. Britney
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Hi Tony great webinar as usual! At 1.02.27min you said that Selling the same day expiratiin Credit Spreads on Index options can be very risky. Can you please specify what exactly you mean since there is no risk of Assignment? And whould the same week expiration be just as safe as weeklies? Thank you very much

  20. steve d
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Thank you Tony! Great video, comparing to cars.. LOVE IT.

  21. ChrisCC
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Thanks 😊 Tony..

  22. A7Films
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Great video as always. One question however, if I can’t buy ETFs (I’m outside the US) what expiry/gamma should I look for if I’m looking for a portfolio hedge? Ideally something that replicates an indexes performance 2x or 3x

  23. Jian Su
    July 27, 2021 at 1:12 am

    What software did you to backtest?