Webinars for Options and Futures Trading

Paul’s Premium Webinars for Purchase

All Markets are NOT Created Equal – $24

 
Paul Forchione will discuss 10 things you need to know about futures markets. This webinar will address the differences between trading futures and options as compared to investing in stocks. It will also highlight features of futures contracts, including composition and size of the underlying contracts as well as differences regarding option expiration dates, tick values, minimum price fluctuations, and liquidity.

Iron Butterflies and Iron Condors – $24

 
Learn to structure and adjust these futures options spreads for bullish, bearish and neutral market environments. Paul Forchione will define and illustrate, with examples, how option spreads respond to market movement and changes in implied volatility. Paul will also discuss which strike prices and expiration months are suitable for different market outlooks and explain various ways of initiating these spreads using the BESTDirect 8.0 platform. Lastly, Paul will discuss the process of adjusting these spreads and the time to close positions.

Options Strategy – Calendar Swap Positions – $24

 
Paul Forchione will define calendar swap positions and illustrate with examples how they respond to market movement and changes in implied volatility. Paul will discuss which strike prices and expiration months are suitable for different market outlooks. Lastly, he’ll discuss the process of adjusting these spreads and determining when positions should be closed.

Anatomy of an Adaptive Options Trade – $24

 
Join Paul Forchione as he discusses how he initiates a neutral options trade and make adjustments over time to reduce directional exposure and calibrate his desired exposure to implied volatility. Paul will illustrate how he uses OptionVue software to monitor each position’s Greek variables of delta, gamma, theta and vega and modify positions accordingly. While most traders look at technicals and fundamentals, Paul will show how he makes decisions based on the Greeks.

Options Strategy – Broken Wing
Butterfly Trades – $24

 
Paul Forchione will define Broken Wing Butterfly positions and show which strike prices and expiration months are suitable for different market outlooks. He will illustrate, with examples, how Broken Wing Butterflies respond to market movement and to changes in implied volatility. Paul will also discuss the process of adjusting these spreads and when it’s time to close positions.

Adjusting Options Positions in Response
to a Changing Market – $24

 
Paul Forchione will address the subject of adjusting options positions. Market moves, the passage of time, and expansion/contraction of implied volatility cause changes in how options positions behave. Paul will illustrate, with examples, which types of options spreads should be adjusted in response to these changing conditions, and using OptionVue software, he will show techniques for modifying delta, gamma, and vega exposure. Paul will also discuss how to choose strike prices and expiration months when deciding how to adjust positions.

Options: Premium Buyer or
Premium Seller? – $24

 
Paul Forchione will explain what it means when an options trader structures a position that “buys premium” or “sells premium” and he will identify which options strategies fall under each category. He will illustrate how he uses the Survey function within the OptionVue software program to find the strategies suitable for each market. Paul will also show examples of specific options trades using the data from the Survey.

Options: Identifying the Optimal
Credit Spread – $24

 
Learn a simple technique for identifying the optimal credit spread that fits your directional forecast and your risk tolerance. You determine how much money you’re willing to risk and how far you expect a market to trend, and then it’s very easy to zero-in on the best credit spread to initiate. Paul Forchione will walk you through the steps he takes with OptionVue6 to do just that.

Options: The Big Picture – $24

 
Paul Forchione will discuss the broad categories of Directional Trades, Implied Volatility Trades, Statistical Volatility Trades and Systematic/Adaptive trades. Paul will explain the differences between categories and will show how he uses the OptionVue software program to find options strategies within each category.

Options: Gamma Scalping the E-mini
S and P 500 (ES) Market- $24

 
Paul Forchione will explain what it means to “gamma scalp” and he will show how to gamma scalp long ES puts versus long ES calls as well as futures versus long ES options. Specifically, Paul will illustrate how he uses the OptionVue7 software program to structure long premium positions that benefit from market movement. And more importantly, he’ll walk you through the process of capturing profits by adjusting these positions as the underlying ES futures contract moves. Paul will show Graphic Analyses that allow you to visually evaluate the impact of favorable market movement versus unfavorable negative time decay and to determine the impact of changes in implied volatility.

Delta Neutral Options Trading – $24

 
Paul Forchione will explain what it means to be a “Delta Neutral” options trader and will discuss the top 10 benefits of trading delta neutral. Paul will show how he uses OptionVue software to structure delta neutral options spreads and to adjust positions when their deltas become unbalanced or when their volatility exposure becomes too great.

Options: Systematic Premium Selling – $24

 
Rather than trading in and out of speculative options positions, Paul Forchione will show you a systematic approach for initiating and adjusting options positions in response to whatever the market does. You’ll learn an advanced options technique for generating an income stream from limited-risk premium selling strategies. Implied volatility fluctuations have little effect on how the technique performs and forecasting market direction is not necessary.

Options: Structuring Options Positions
in Volatile Markets – $24

 
Paul Forchione will show you an options strategy designed to take advantage of market movement without being exposed to the effects of implied volatility. The more the market trends in either direction or the more it chops back and forth in a short period of time, the more this strategy benefits. In short, you’ll learn an advanced options approach that captures profits, as the market moves, that benefits from high or rising Statistical Volatility, that isn’t affected by rising or falling Implied Volatility and doesn’t require forecasting market direction.

Trading Crude Oil Options Spreads – $24

 
Paul Forchione will show you how he uses the OptionVue software to generate a Graphic Analysis for nine (9) different options strategies in the Crude Oil market that are suitable for a variety of market outlooks; namely: * A Crude rally accompanied by rising Implied Volatility (IV), by falling IV, and by steady IV * A Crude decline accompanied by rising IV, by falling IV, and by steady IV * An unchanged Crude market accompanied by rising IV, by falling IV, and by steady IV. In short, you’ll learn which options strategies provide a theoretical trading edge in different market environments.
Paul’s FREE Webinar Library

3 sections (over 25 hours) of Paul’s recorded educational webinars.

Section 1) Vital Options Concepts

5 Keys for Trading Options


 
Running time is 61 minutes.

Most traders focus their energy on finding “good” options trades; however, they spend little time on trade management even though long-term results can be improved with better trade and risk management. Managing risk entails not only properly structuring spreads but also defining a plan for adjusting or closing positions after the market moves and after implied volatility changes. In this webinar, you will learn Paul’s 5 keys for trading options as wells as effective trade selection and trade management points.

Directional Trading Using Options


 
Running time is 70 minutes.

Paul shows you a variety of directional options trades, the cost /margin to establish them, and the criteria to use when choosing strike prices and expiration months.

Implied Volatility – What It Is, How It Affects Options, and How to Use It To Your Advantage


 
Running time is 66 minutes.

Paul analyzes implied volatility, a vital concept that most options traders don’t fully understand, and explains step-by-step everything you need to know in order to capture a trading edge by using implied volatility to your advantage. Additionally, Paul discusses the significance of “volatility skewing” and the “CEV factor.”

Using Volatility When Structuring Options Spreads


 
Running time is 65 minutes.

The concept of “volatility” is critically important for options traders; however, it’s often misunderstood. This webinar covers both statistical volatility (SV) and implied volatility (V). Paul defines each type of volatility, gives you examples showing their significance, and explains two different ways of determining if options are under or over-valued. He tells you what volatility skewing is all about and shows you which markets possess a “positive skew” and which possesses a “negative skew.” More importantly, Paul explains how to use skewing when structuring your options spreads.

Finding Trade Opportunities and Structuring Options Spreads that Have a Theoretical Trading Edge


 
Running time is 66 minutes.

Paul discusses the concept of “trading edge.” He shows how he identifies under-valued and over-valued options and decides which options spread to initiate.

Unlock the Power of “Systematic Trading”


 
Running time is 75 minutes.

Paul gives you the keys to structuring limited-risk options spreads that earn positive time decay over a wide range of underlying prices. You’ll learn the best markets to trade and you’ll see how to adjust these trades in response to market moves. Watch Paul use OptionVue to create the appropriate option spread and plans in advance for possible adjustments.

How I Use OptionVue 6


 
Running time is 71 minutes.

Paul shows you exactly how he uses OptionVue to find, analyze, and adjust options spreads.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trade
Execution


 
Running time is 53 minutes.

Paul discusses issues involved in establishing your options positions in both electronic markets and pit-traded markets. He compares and contrasts entering orders “at the market” as opposed to at a limit price. He discusses “bid/ask” and shows you how to determine the “bid/ask” for an option spread position. He provides guidelines for where to place your limit order in relation to the “bid/ask” and tells you which markets have the tightest “bid/ask” differentials.

A “Playbook” for Structuring Your Options Positions – The ACE Program


 
Running time is 74 minutes.

Paul shows you how to use a “playbook,” with The ACE Program for structuring your options positions. This webinar is an introduction to The ACE Program. You will see that The ACE Program consists of a template that you can overlay upon the markets, and you will learn the types of trades that are suitable for different market environments

Trading In Turbulent Times


 
Running time is 55 minutes.

Markets are in a perpetual state of flux; however, at this time we are seeing choppiness and trending moves in many commodity and index markets accompanied by rising implied volatility (IV). Options traders, of course, have a choice. They can initiate spread positions that benefit from market movement (but incur negative time decay and lose when IV decreases) or they can initate spreads that benefit from positive time decay (but are vulnerable to market movement and to an increase in IV). Paul shows you how he constructs option spreads for different directional and volatility outlooks in key markets like the S&P 500 (SP), US Treasury Bonds (US), Eurocurrency (EC), Japanese Yen (JY), Gold (GC), and Crude Oil (CL). Paul shows you how he uses OptionVue 6 software to generate Graphic Analyses and to display each spread’s Greek variables.

Option Trading “Tips and Tricks”


 
Running time is 59 minutes.

Paul discusses relationships between options that are useful for managing risk and for dealing with limit-up and limit-down markets. Paul will show you how to determine a fair price for an option or for an option spread if you don’t have an option software program. He also explains equivalent positions, synthetic positions, reversals, and conversions.

Section 2) Market-Specific Spread Trading

Spreads Using S&P 500 Options – An In-depth Study


 
Running time is 68 minutes.

Paul uses OptionVue to construct options spreads using S&P 500 options. He shows Graphic Analyses for spreads that are suitable for every directional bias (bullish, neutral, and bearish) and volatility scenario (increase, unchanged, and decrease). He also discusses the trading plan that would be applicable for each spread. This is an excellent opportunity for you to see how Paul analyzes the S&P 500 market.

Low-Margin Options Strategies for Trading the S&P 500 Market


 
Running time is 70 minutes.

Paul shows you how to construct a variety of low-margin options spreads suitable for traders with bullish, bearish, or neutral outlooks for the S&P 500 market. Paul answers a number of timely questions.

Market “Personality” of Equity Index Options – (S&P 500, Dow Jones, Nasdaq)


 
Running time is 96 minutes.

What makes equity index options different than options in other markets? What happens to premiums on equity options when the market rallies? . when the market declines? What does the volatility skew mean? What is the S&P 500 volatility skew and how can you use it when constructing options spreads? What major event shaped the market psychology involved with equity index options? Get Paul’s answers to these questions and more by signing – up for this unique Webinar. In addition, Paul gives examples of options spreads you can use whether you’re bullish, bearish, or neutral on the market.

Spreads Using Gold Options – An In-depth Study


 
Running time is 64 minutes.

Paul uses OptionVue to construct options spreads with Gold options. He shows Graphic Analyses for spreads that are suitable for every directional bias (bullish, neutral, and bearish) and volatility scenario (increase, unchanged, and decrease). He also discusses the trading plan that would be applicable for each spread This is an excellent opportunity for you to see how Paul analyzes the Gold market.

Spreads Using Gold and Silver Options


 
Running time is 61 minutes.

Paul uses OptionVue to construct options spreads using Gold and Silver options. He shows Graphic Analyses for spreads that are suitable for every directional scenario (increase, unchanged, and decrease). He also discusses the trading plans applicable for each spread. This is an excellent opportunity for you to see how Paul analyzes the Gold and Silver markets.

Spreads Using US Bonds Options – An In-depth Analysis


 
Running time is 62 minutes.

Paul uses OptionVue to construct options spreads with US Bond options. He shows Graphic Analyses for spreads that are suitable for every directional bias (bullish, neutral, and bearish) and volatility scenario (increase, unchanged, and decrease). He also discusses the trading plan that would be applicable for each spread. This is an excellent, opportunity for you to see how Paul analyzes the US Bond market and to ask questions about the spread(s) that match your personal outlook.

Trading the Currency Markets with Diagonal Calendar
Spreads


 
Running time is 70 minutes.

Learn how to structure options spreads that benefit from time decay and that can be biased – bullish or bearish – to the degree you desire. Also you can see how to adjust these spreads as the markets move.

Spreads Using Crude Oil Options


 
Running time is 56 minutes.

Paul uses OptionVue to construct options spreads using Crude Oil options. He will show Graphic Analyses for spreads that are suitable for every directional scenario (increase, unchanged, and decrease). He also discusses the trading plan that would be applicable for each spread. This is an excellent opportunity for you to see how Paul analyzes the Crude Oil market

Section 3) Delta Neutral Trading

Strangle Swap Positions


 
Running time is 67 minutes.

Strangle Swaps consist of a short strangle along with a long strangle in a further expiration month. Paul discusses the benefits as well as vulnerabilities of these positions. He breaks down these positions into their component parts and shows you how to choose the right strike prices and the appropriate months in order to intelligently allocate your risk between market movement and changes in implied volatility while earning positive time decay. He also explains when and how to adjust these spreads in response to changes in the market by showing you examples using OptionVue 6 software.

Adjusting Options Positions


 
Running time is 68 minutes.

Paul covers everything you need to know about adjusting options positions. Using OptionVue 5, he illustrates how to adjust a position’s delta, gamma, theta, and vega. He explains what types of positions should be adjusted and ‘ shows you how to use OptionVue 5 and when and how to adjust.

How To Trade Volatile Markets Without Sacrificing Positive Time Decay


 
Running time is 65 minutes.

Paul teaches you how to employ a unique option strategy that’s suitable for volatile markets. He gives examples of this hedged-option strategy for several markets using OptionVue 5 software. You will learn how to structure these spreads and how to adjust them over time as the market moves.

“Special Purpose” Strategies: Trading Broken-Wing Butterflies and Broken-Wing Calendar Butterflies


 
Running time is 80 minutes.

Paul gives examples of Broken-Wing Butterflies, which are limited risk, directional trades that can earn positive time decay. He also demonstrates Broken-Wing Calendar Butterflies, which are trades that primarily speculate on changes in implied volatility between different option expiration months.

Trading Ratio Spreads and “Tree” Spreads


 
Running time is 58 minutes.

Ratio spreads consist of a long option along with two or more short further out-of-the-money options in the same expiration month. “Tree” spreads are similar to ratio spreads except for the fact that the short options are at different strike prices. In this webinar, you will learn about the market environment that’s suitable for these types of trades, how to choose the appropriate strikes, and how to adjust positions. Paul demonstrates ratio spreads and “tree” spreads using OptionVue 6.

Delta Neutral/Gamma Scalping Techniques


 
Running time is 83 minutes.

Paul shows how you can initiate delta neutral positions consisting of S&P 500 (SP) options and E-Mini S&P 500 (ES) futures. He then demonstrates how you can adjust (gamma scalp) these positions to lock-in profits after the market moves. The process of establishing and adjusting these positions are clearly explained in a step-by-step approach.