OptionTiger Facebook Group is now Live!

OptionTiger facebook group

Facebook Options Traders Group We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Facebook Group, dedicated to Options enthusiasts, general Market participants and anyone that wants to harness the power of collective and interactive learning. Wait a Second… How is this Facebook group any different from the gazillion Forums, Chat groups or other such communities,…

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New Courses – Futures, Hedging, Short Straddles

Hari Swaminathan Udemy courses

Udemy courses on Straddles, Futures, Hedging Lots of exciting developments to report, after a period of lull, especially in the area of creating more Value courses. And this time, the repertoire includes a few different asset classes, although Options are a part of the mix. There are a few Advanced techniques included in this batch…

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Sell in May…And Go Away… ? No Way

Learn to trade Options with the best - Hari Swaminathan from OptionTiger.com

This Time is Different Global Geopolitical posturing not unlike a Chess match (except that the pieces being moved into place are aircraft carriers (and their pawns)), Threats of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Tests, Espionage and Hacking allegations du jour, Mother of all Bombs dropped with no fanfare and with so much talk of “The Wall”, even Pink…

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SPX Market Update on April 10, 2017


  The SPX Index has clearly been in a sideways price action for a couple of weeks. After hitting a high of 2401 (ES Futures), it was bound to get some knocks, being that 2400 is a nice big round number, and many viewed it as over extended quite a bit. However, big Round numbers…

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Why You Should Stop Trading Bull Call Spreads

Understanding what we mean by an “Edge” in an Options trade. Building an “Edge” into every Options trade is our specialty at OptionTiger. Winning in the Options market is difficult, and approaching the market with this mindset maximizes the chances to perform consistently.   Let’s take the example of a Bull Call spread. It’s a great…

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VIX Index Analysis Revealing Its Fatal Flaws

The VIX cannot be trusted

Why the VIX Index may be Flawed (Street View) In my last post, Financial Markets Outlook for 2017, I covered this topic, but only in broad terms. In this post, I’m making my Case, with a deep dive into the VIX Index and Risk Analysis, in order to “convince” you why the VIX cannot be trusted anymore and you need…

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How to trade Volatile Markets

Volatile Market

How to trade Volatile Markets Writing a post after a while, and coming into a crazy time. Markets are in a turmoil for sure. The VIX is at 40, and even touched a high of 52 this morning.   The crisis has developed in China, and there’s very little the US or the Feds or…

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Options Settlement explained – SPX, NDX and RUT

Options Basics, Option trading tips, Best Online Trading

Options Settlement explained for Equities and Indices The process of Options settlement can be somewhat confusing for newcomers.  The following process applies to Monthly Options. There are Weekly Options that expire at the close of every Friday, and this includes equities that have Weekly Options, and also the Index products – SPX< RUT and NDX.. First of…

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China market crash and Greece exit

The Global Economy and Financial Markets

China market crash and Greece exit   The Chinese market was down 6.5% today, which is a very big move for any overall market. There’s a variety of reasons including the usual ones of slower growth, but there seems to be some tightening of requirements for margin etc.   There is obviously something brewing in…

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How to play Workday after Earnings

Trading Options, Stock Trading, WDAY Earnings

How to play Workday after Earnings   Workday (WDAY) reported earnings last night. WDAY is a fast growing cloud-based application provider, and its results beat the consensus estimates on revenues and EPS.   However, the stock seems to be down 8% due to some unknown reason, maybe something was said was on the conference call.…

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