Damocles Weekly Trade Journal

Learn how to make money selling Options Spreads – Options Trading for Beginners – Options Trading Strategies – Options Trading as a home business

Is income from Options Trading Vertical Spreads fact or fantasy? My sense and research suggest the answer should be – “Fact.” But there is a LOT OF PAIN one must go through to get there. This blog is my trek to find that answer. And this blog will be my weekly journal in trading Vertical Spreads Options to get beyond the fantasy. I invite you to walk it with me…

Options Trading Explained
Learn to Trade Options Vertical Spreads

Below are my weekly Journal Posts as I teach myself how to make money selling (trading) Vertical Spread options weekly…

Gremlins in my Vertical Spreads

Stock Market Gremlins

Stock Market Gremlins: I anticipate the markets will struggle to stay positive this holiday season as there are too many Gremlins causing malevolent mischief for the Marketeers. – Damocles

Oz the Great and Powerful - Rolling Vertical Spreads

How To Roll A Vertical Spread In ThinkorSwim

There is no such thing as a loss-proof Vertical Spread. So this week, I will use my wizardly powers and review how to roll losing Vertical Spreads in ThinkorSwim.

Underlying Assets Mission Impossible Ethan Hunt

How To Make Loss Resistant Vertical Spreads – Underlying Assets

Underlying assets are the undercover agents of the Vertical Spread world. What makes the underlying asset for my Vertical Spreads loss resistant?

Do I need a Sixth Sense to see Expiration Dates for Loss Resistance Vertical Spreads

How To Make Loss Resistant Vertical Spreads – Expiration Dates

I see Expiration Dates. Does it require a Sixth Sense to pick the expiration date that makes my Vertical Bull Put Credit Spreads loss resistant? One way to make steady income selling Options is to focus on loss-resistant Vertical Spreads.

Star Wars Qui-Gon and Ani

How To Make Loss Resistant Vertical Spreads – Market Force

May the Market Force Be With You! How can I use the Market Force to help make Loss-Resistant Vertical Spreads?

Couple of Financial Geniuses

How To Make Loss Resistant Vertical Spreads – Short Strikes

This week’s journal entry will continue my review of making loss-Resistant Vertical Bull Put Credit Spreads. Specifically, I will look at my criteria for selecting the Market appropriate Short Strikes.

Forest Gump

How To Make Loss Resistant Vertical Spreads – Strike Width

In this week’s journal entry, I want to look at what makes a Loss-Resistant Vertical Spread. Starting with a deep look at how wide my Spread’s Strike-Widths should be based upon the current Market condition. Then, I will compare different Spread-width strategies and explain when I should use each.

Beach Vacation

A Week on the Beach

We all need a week at the beach. Ours was this week.

Schrodinger’s Cat foretells if my Vertical Bull Put Credit Spreads (Quantum Vertical Spreads) will win

What Are Quantum Vertical Spreads

If I open a new Vertical Bull Put Credit Spread today that has an expiration date in four weeks, I can be assured that it will both win and lose. Confused – talk to the cat.

Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb!

How to Defuse the Filibuster Bomb

Holly Filibusters, Batman! The $1 trillion infrastructure bill is a win-win for all sides. Yes Robin, except it is a devastating defeat for the Progressibles (filiBusted by the Cape Crusaders).


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