Options Trading Education

Students learning options trading in an options trading course

Options trading allows traders to control a stock for a fraction of its per-share price without ever owning it. The leverage and volatility of options trading can create dramatic results with small amounts of capital. Learning the ins and outs of options trading strategies and how to trade options gives you a powerful tool for making profits no matter what is happening in the overall market.

What is a call? What is a put? An option is a contract to buy (=call) or sell (=put) an agreed-upon quantity of a specific stock or other asset at a specific price, up until a specific expiration date. As a stock options trader you can write options on stocks you own, but you can also buy and sell options in the open market with no need to own the underlying stock.

Because the value of options is tied to price movement over a given period of time, options are far more volatile than stocks and price changes are dramatic; a $100 stock that goes to $110 has seen a 10% increase, but this might translate to a 100% increase in an option that allows you to buy at $100 anytime in the next six months. It’s not unreasonable that traders ask themselves, “Why should I spend $100 to buy a stock when I can control it with a $5 or $10 option?”

Learning options trading strategies at Online Trading Academy, students discover how to buy puts and calls at the exact time that our supply and demand rules tell us they are cheap and about to become expensive. Option trading and writing options can also be used to: ensure your portfolio, manage risk, guarantee an income stream or lock in a profit in advance of the sale. Learn how to trade options with the best strategies through our detailed in-person or online options trading training.

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Additional Student Benefits:

Pay For Your Education Through Tuition Rebates

Our broker/dealer partners offer tuition rebates in the form of reduced commissions when you trade through them. For active traders and investors, the eventual cost of your stock market courses could be $0.

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Get a Lifetime of Learning with Unlimited Retakes

We don’t expect you to learn it all the first time around. That’s why each Online Trading Academy on-location class comes with unlimited retakes for life.

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  1. Attend a FREE Power Trading Workshop

    The introductory class required for all incoming students, where, in a few short hours, you’ll learn trading strategies that can be applied to any timeframe or trading plan.

    To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Power Trading Workshop.

  2. Professional Options Trader

    Learn options trading in our 2-part training course. Discover how to take advantage of the leverage of options while managing risk. Part 1 (two days) teaches the fundamentals of writing and trading calls and puts and introduces a state-of-the-art trading platform with live streaming data. Part 2 (3 days) helps you build your own options strategy with sophisticated approaches to preserve and build capital.

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  3. XLT - Options Trading

    In this online options trading course, you'll be able to practice the skills you need to create, manage and evolve various strategies and produce consistent profits from options trading—in a live market where you'll identify, assess and execute trading opportunities.

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  4. Mastermind Community

    The ultimate elite level for accomplished traders, restricted to those who have completed three previous XLT courses and enrolled in the exclusive XLT – All Asset Mastery.

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