Simple Options Strategy for Trading Stocks & Stock Earnings & Price Volatility

person icon Stephen Hoad

Simple Options Strategy for Trading Stocks & Stock Earnings & Price Volatility


updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Stephen Hoad

architecture icon Investing & Trading,Finance & Accounting,Options Trading

Lectures -27

Resources -3

Duration -3 hours


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Course Description

Unsure which way the price of the market you are trading is going to move, but you are certain for whatever reason that it is going to move massively any time soon?! Maybe its stock earnings season and you want to participate in the very volatile price action this period brings but want a less risky solution.

Is their such a financial instrument and trading strategy that will let you benefit from a large move in a market whether the price goes up or down? The simple answer is YES!

This course looks into the options trading strategy that will if executed correctly, let you take advantage of this price volatility action. The course primarily focuses on stocks, but it can be applied to commodities, Forex, Stock Indices, ETF's etc.

The aim of the course is to:

  • Get you using the right tools to trade this strategy.

  • Give you the basics of Options theory relevant to this strategy.

  • Give you the basics of Technical Analysis theory in relation to the strategy.

  • Defines the strategy & the ideal trade.

  • Shows you how to find stocks to trade e.g. earning, events, technical analysis.

  • How to use Implied Volatility for this strategy.

  • Shows you how to manage the trade. From getting in, getting out, the risks and rewards.

  • I show you how to put it all together along with plenty of practical examples.

  • We round off with how you can utilise this strategy and add it into your trading portfolio.

The course is broken down into easily understandable modules and these modules are taught in 3 stages: 1. Lecture. 2. Examples. 3. Practical exercises for you to follow.

The course is suitable for all abilities. (A prior knowledge of trading is obviously advantageous)

The course is taught by me - Stephen Hoad. 

I am a professional trader and risk manager for over 25 years, working for some of the most successful trading firms in the World, applying and using financial theories and practices to great effect. I use Options & Technical Analysis as a key component of my trading - so I know it works! 

I'm also a leading financial markets expert, educationalist (Founder of The Stop Hunter) & Technical Analyst. I hold the MSTA qualification with Distinction from the Society of Technical Analysts (STA) in the UK. I am also on the STA's elite panel of lecturers and I teach the Diploma course to professional traders and investors. I also teach Technical Analysis and trading at various other UK Universities at the Post Graduate level as well as through my company THE STOP HUNTER to the general public. My specialty is Japanese style Technical Analysis and Algorithmic / Systematic trading. 

I look forward to seeing you on the course!


What will you learn in this course:

  • Understand how to use options to trade a certain type of market price action movement /  volatility.
  • Understand the theory behind the options strategy and the tools necessary to make this strategy a success.
  • Learn how to find markets and events to trade that are suitable for this strategy.
  • Learn how to practically apply this strategy into your own trading & investing.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • A passion and basic knowledge of trading and technical analysis is beneficial but not essential. 
  • Everything you need to know is covered in the course.
Simple Options Strategy for Trading Stocks & Stock Earnings & Price Volatility


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1.0 Introduction
3 Lectures
  • play icon 1.0.1 Introduction 06:57 06:57
  • play icon 1.0.2 Required Resources For Optimal Success 03:22 03:22
  • play icon 1.0.3 House Keeping (DO NOT SKIP) 02:09 02:09
2.0 Essential Course Theory
7 Lectures
3.0 The Trading Strategy
15 Lectures
4.0 Course Round Up
2 Lectures

Instructor Details

Stephen Hoad

Stephen Hoad


Stephen Hoad BA (Hons)  MSc  MSTA            

An algorithmic, quantitative, technical analyst trader who founded THE STOP HUNTER, a financial markets trading, fund, training, FinTech company, in 2015. He has 25+ years global financial markets experience as a PM, proprietary trader, options trader, quantitative analyst and senior risk manager. He is now the CIO of his own fund.

He has previously held senior roles at Koch Industries, Merrill Lynch, WestLB and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, where he specialised in commodities, technical analysis, systematic/automated trading, derivatives products, financial & quantitative theory and risk management.

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