Getting Started With Options

Hedging/Portfolio protection

You probably know by now that options aren't just a speculative tool. They can also be used to hedge an individual trade or provide insurance for an entire portfolio. In fact, big money players routinely use options for just that purpose. Our strategy articles will go into more specific detail, but we'll walk through the basics of hedging in this section.




Questions & Answers

We've got answers. Our team of experts stand ready to answer any questions you have regarding options trading. Each trading day we will select one question to answer from all those submitted. These questions have been archived below for your ongoing perusal. Hopefully, this will quickly become an extensive library of educational material. In order for this to be such a resource, we ask but one thing — we need your questions. They can be as simple or as complex as you like, and we will try to answer a fair sampling on both ends of that spectrum.

Options Trading Glossary

Schaeffer's Education Image Can't decide whether you should be bullish or bearish? Have yet to understand the concept behind the straddle? This glossary will give you the terms you need to get by in the world of options trading. The glossary has been divided into sections to make it easier for you to navigate. Click below to get started.

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