Introduction to Stock Options
Beginner's Guide To Stock Options Trading
Updated on Sep, 2023
Language - English
The world of stock options can be confusing, even intimidating, to be honest. No wonder more than 80% of people never buy or sell stock options in their life. Have you been wanting to learn more about stock option trading? You are in luck! We have created a course that is perfect for a beginner in the world of stock options.
In 2 hours, you should be able to understand in detail what call and put options are, what to consider before buying and selling stock options. With well paced lectures, whiteboard sessions, and live walkthroughs, learning about stock options will be a cakewalk for you.
The final quiz (15 questions) at the end will help you test your understanding of the key concepts.
You also get a completion certificate to show your accomplishment!
The course includes video content worth approximately 2-hours, broken down into 7 modules as outlined below.
Contract on a Condo: How to benefit from price rise with just a fraction of the cost. (5 min)
Introduction to Call Options and Put Options (3 min)
Option Premium vs Strike Price, Option Premium vs Time (5 min)
Premium breakdown – Intrinsic and Extrinsic Values (6 min)
Why Should I care About options (6 min)
What is an Option Chain (5 min)
What is Exercising Option – Difference Between American and European style
Whiteboard Session Call Option – stock price simulation to evaluate profits and loss on call option, identifying the breakeven point of call option (7 min)
Walkthrough of Call Option on a simple interface (Robinhood) (3 min)
Whiteboard Session Put Option – stock price simulation to evaluate profits and loss on put option, identifying the breakeven point of put option (6 min)
Walkthrough of Put Option on a simple interface (Robinhood) (2 min)
How can Put Option be Used as insurance (6 min)
Visualization of profit and loss zones on call and put options (4 min)
Walkthrough of Options on Yahoo Finance (7 min)
The other side of the trade: Writing and Selling Options – what to consider before writing options (7 min)
Whiteboard Session: stock price simulation to evaluate profits and loss while selling covered calls, identifying breakeven point (7 min)
Whiteboard Session: stock price simulation to evaluate profits and loss while selling cash secured puts, identifying breakeven point (7 min)
How to buy stocks cheaper by selling cash secured puts (5 min)
Option Wheeling Strategy (5 min)
Meet and Greet the Greeks – Delta, Gamma, Theta (7 min)
Implied Volatility and the Greek Vega (6 min)
Walkthrough: Buy a call and put option on an advanced interface (ThinkOrSwim) (9 min)
What will you learn in this course:
I have created a course that is perfect for a beginner in the world of stock options.
In 2 hours, you should be able to understand in detail what call and put options are and what to consider before buying and selling stock options.
With well paced lectures, whiteboard sessions, and live walkthroughs, learning about stock options will be a cakewalk for you.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
- Very basic knowledge - know what a stock is and how to buy one.
- For trading stock options, you will need a brokerage account with 'options trading' enabled by your broker.
- For learning and following along, no brokerage account is required.
Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course
- Promotional Video 01:25 01:25
- Course Introduction 05:18 05:18
- Please Read This 00:52 00:52
Sumeet Sinha, MBAHelping You Make Better Decisions
I am Sumeet, and I started the website Finpins.com – be finlightened (finlightened is a word I coined by combining the two words – finance and enlightenment) in 2019 out of a passion to empower more people with the right knowledge on finance. Later, in 2020 I started the blog StartOptions.com for investors who want to learn about the world of stock options and options trading strategies.
The more I talk to people, the more I am shocked to learn the state of financial awareness. I reflected back on my own life and realized that there’s little to no formal education provided in schools (and even colleges) regarding apparently the most important aspect of an adult life – finance!
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With a strong educational background, corporate work experience, and insatiable curiosity, I am here to demystify the complex world and provide actionable insights that anyone can leverage and make better decisions.
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