The Newbie’s Guide To Options Trading

If you are new to options trading and would like to learn the fundamentals of options trading that help you to grow your capital exponentially (with managed risk), then this article will be useful to you.

I have compiled all the knowledge that you need in this page so that you can learn them progressively or come back to refer to them, should you be confused in your trading journey.

Episode 1: Intro To Options
Why Options Trading Is Not As Scary As You Think

Episode 2: What Is A PUT Option?
How does PUT Option Works?

Episode 3: What Is A CALL Option?
Understanding How CALL Option Works

Episode 4: What Is Wheel Strategy?
How Does The WHEEL Strategy Works?

Episode 5: What Is LEAPS Options?
How Does LEAPS Works?

Episode 6: What Is Implied Volatility (IV)?
What Is Implied Volatility (IV)?

Episode 7: Covered CALL Vs. Cash Secured PUT
Why Are CALL and PUT Options Commonly Known As Covered CALL and Cash Secured PUT?

Episode 8: ITM, OTM, ATM
What Is In-The-Money (ITM), At-The-Money (ATM) And Out(of)-The-Money (OTM)?

Episode 9: Which Trading Platform To Choose?
Which Platform Do I Use For Options Trading?

Episode 10: Getting Started On Options Using Interactive Brokers Platform
How To Buy Options on Interactive Brokers (Step-By-Step)

Episode 11: Video Tutorials For Newbie Traders
Watch These Videos To Learn Options Trading

Episode 12: App I Use To Monitoring Share Price
Apps I Use to Monitor Share Price

Episode 13: Comparing 2 Options Strategies
[Option Strategy] LEAPS Vs. WHEEL

Episode 14: How To Close An Options Contract Before Expiration?
4 Reasons To Close An Options Contract And How To Do It

Episode 15: What Delta Values Do I Use?
What Delta Value Do I Use For My Trades?

Episode 16: My Secret Weapons For Options Trading
My Secret Weapons For Options Trading: I Watch These YouTube Financial Channels Every Day

Episode 17: The Risk of Buying LEAPS
The Risks Of LEAPS Options Trading & How I Mitigate Them

Episode 18: What Is My LEAPS Growth Formula & How I Use It To Pick My LEAPS
What Is My LEAPS Growth Formula | Read This Before Buying LEAPS

Episode 19: Why You Should Not Hold Your LEAPS Till Expiration
Why Holding LEAPS Option Till Expiration Is A Bad Idea

Episode 20: Can I Trade Options With A Small Account?
Can I Do Options Trading With A Small Account?

Episode 21: The Modified Wheel Strategy
Modified Wheel Strategy

Episode 22: Risk Of Trading With Margins
Understanding The Risk Of Margins, Selling Naked CALL & PUTS

Episode 23: 3 Reasons To Sell LEAPS
3 Reasons To Sell My LEAPS

Episode 24: How I Trade In A Bear Market
How I Do Earn Even When The Stock Market Is Bearish?

Episode 25: Rolling PUT Contract To Earn More Premium When Share Price Increases
Why I Choose To Roll My PUT Option Contract When Share Price Rises

Episode 26: Rolling CALL Contract To Earn More Premium When Share Price Drops
Why I Choose To Roll My CALL Option Contract When Share Price Falls

Episode 27: Facebook Group Options Trading Communities
Facebook Groups That You Can Join To Learn & Discuss Options Trading Strategies

Episode 28: Trading Strategies For Different Market Conditions
How Not To Lose Money In Trading? | My Trading Strategies For Bullish, Bearish And Volatile Market

Episode 29: How Options Trading Can Provide A Sideline Income
How Options Trading Can Help You Earn A Sideline Income | Written In Layman Term For Beginners

Episode 30: How To Generate Higher Returns From Low IV Stocks
I Discovered A Way To Generate Higher Returns From Selling Covered CALL For Low IV Stocks Like Apple

Episode 31: Why Selling Covered CALL Is The Best Strategy In Market Downturn
Q&A: Your Covered CALL Contracts Are Generating Good Returns But Your Shares Are Losing Money!

Episode 32: How Options Trading Can Complement Investing
4 Ways How Options Trading Can Complement Your Investment Portfolio

Episode 33: The Truth About Options Trading That Newbies Should Know
The Truth About Options Trading That The Gurus Never Told You | What Newbie Options Trader Must Know Before Getting Started

Episode 34: The Newbie’s Guide To Vertical Spreads
Vertical Spreads Options Strategies Explained For Newbies | A Simple Way To Understand And Remember Vertical Spreads

Episode 35: How Does Bear CALL Spread Work?
How Does Bear CALL Spread Work? | CALL Credit Spread Explained For Newbies (Part 1 of 4)

Episode 36: How Does Bull PUT Spread Work?
How Does Bull PUT Spread Work? | PUT Credit Spread Explained For Newbies (Part 2 of 4)

Episode 37: How Does Bear PUT Spread Work?
How Does Bear PUT Spread Work? | PUT Debit Spread Explained For Newbies (Part 3 of 4)

Episode 38: How Does Bull CALL Spread Work?
How Does Bull CALL Spread Work? | CALL Debit Spread Explained For Newbies (Part 4 of 4)

Episode 39: What To Do When One Leg Of Vertical Spread Gets Assigned Early Before Expiration
What To Do (& Not To Do) When One Leg Of Vertical Spread Gets Assigned

Episode 40: How To Possibly Not Lose Money In Options Trading
How You Can Possibly Not Lose Money In Options Trading? | How To Trade Options Safely For Passive Income

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Keen to learn about options trading but do not wish to pay for expensive courses, this newbie guide will help gain the knowledge and fundamentals to understand options better. And it’s totally free!
The Newbie’s Guide To Options Trading

After accumulating more than 600k of unrealized losses on my portfolio, I wrote this article to encourage friends and investors who are also losing a lot of money to the market.
If You Are Feeling Depressed From Losing Lots Of Money In The Stock Market, Here’s An Article For You

In the 10 years of my investing journey, I have made many mistakes but also learned many lessons from these mistakes. I compiled the 10 most valuable lessons that I have learned and may they help you succeed in your investing journey.
Happy 10 Years Of Investing | 348k (Realised) Profit, 635k (Unrealized) Loss & 10 Lessons Learnt

The precious 6 lessons I learnt after cutting more than half a million of losses in the stock market through bad investments and risky trades.
6 Lessons Learnt After Losing 551k In 10 Years Of Investing & Options Trading | What Newbies Should Know They Start Investing/ Trading

How I managed to build a 1M investment/ trading portfolio despite coming from humble beginnings.
How A Poor Kid Got To A 1M Investment Portfolio | Tips & Principles Of Building Wealth

I did these 10 side hustles while holding a full-time job, so I share them here so you can be inspired to grow your wealth through a side hustle that you enjoy.
I Did These 10 Side Hustles While Working Full Time | 10 Side Hustle Ideas To Help You Earn An Extra Income

Struggling with inflation and high cost of living? Try these 10 methods to help you save money and accumulate more savings for investments or rainy days.
10 Ways To Save Money To Help You Fight Inflation & Rising Costs Of Living

Why I am building $120,000 of cash reserves in Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB) & 5 reasons why I think SSB is a worthy low or zero risk investment that you can consider.
Why I Am Building $120,000 Of Cash Reserves In Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB)? | 5 Reasons Why SSB Is A Worthy Low Risk Investment

Sharing why I am doing Dollar Cost Average (DCA) into SPY and QQQ ETF for long term investments and a step-by-step guide to doing it automatically with Interactive Brokers.
Why I Am Doing DCA (Automatically) For SPY & QQQ For My Long Term Investment? (20% ~ 30% Upside Potential) | Step By Step Guide To Activating Automatic Recurring Investment On IBKR


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2 thoughts on “The Newbie’s Guide To Options Trading

  1. Dear Jason,

    Thank you so much for compiling all the useful guide together.

    Best regards,

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