One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the advent and growth of weekly options on the major option exchanges, and option trader Joshua Belanger of OptionSizzle.com details four great ways to use these versatile instruments.
Changes in the slope of the VIX term structure have more explanatory power than many of the technical signals and chart patterns favored by directional traders, opines Jared Woodard of CondorOptions.com.
Option traders often have "orphan" positions that are left over after all of the profits have been taken from existing trades, and Michael Thomsett of ThomsettOptions.com offers a solution for that problem.
Some feel that this bull market is getting long in the tooth, and for those looking to buy a stock at a cheaper price or to protect a long portfolio, Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net has some suggestions.
The hallmark of a true professional trader is the ability to use different trade structures to exploit opportunities that the market presents, and here Greg Loehr of OptionsBuzz.com outlines how he made lemonade from lemons.