Options

Options - Trading long calls and puts

Level: Beginner / Length: 11 minutes

In this module, you’ll learn how to trade a 'long call' and a 'long put' through a couple of real examples. We’ll walk you through the process looking at the background of the trade, the market outlook, choosing an expiration date and so on. And you’ll see how a trade develops.


Through simple video examples you’ll learn about how money is made on a ‘buy’ and a ‘sell’ and also how money can be lost…

Through simple video examples you’ll learn about how money is made on a ‘buy’ and a ‘sell’ and also how money can be lost…


In order for you to understand the process, we’ll review two trades. Both will be reviewed in terms of how to go about choosing an expiration date and a strike price. We’ll review the gain / loss and also take into account ‘exercise’ and ‘assignment’. And after we’ve summarized both trades, we’ll give you a short quiz on each.

  • Long put, long call – how doe they work?
  • Review ‘MG’ - maximum gain and ‘ML’ – maximum loss.
  • What does the ‘options chain’ look like?
  • Choosing the strike price ‘in the money’.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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