Announcing a new addition to the trading course: learn to trade options

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I’m very excited to announce the next step in the evolution of my free trading course: a solid education in the fundamentals of options trading. I made the decision a few months ago to broaden the scope of the course by bringing in some new voices and people with a perspective that would be different from my own. Finding the right people is important of course, and I’m delighted to have found Jeff Button to create a three-part series on options trading.

The first module is available on the course today. (Just to be clear, the course is completely free with no upsell to any premium area or hidden charges. You do have to register and I ask you not share the material anywhere else, but it’s free to the trading community.) I asked Jeff to start at the very beginning, literally assuming that the reader does not know what a call option is, so this first segment starts there. Over the next two modules, he will quickly build up to sharing trading strategies and perspectives on options. Here is a rough outline of the topics we will cover:

  • Why learn options?
  • What are options?
  • Models & Implied Volatility
  • Greeks
  • Time Decay – decay curves
  • Spreads
  • Building a strategy (concepts & example of implementation)
  • Managing both yourself and the position
  • Expectations & First steps

So, today is a good day to head over the course, login (or sign up!), and start on the new course module.


Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Dale

    Can patterns be profitable? What do you think about elliot wave analysis?

    1. Adam Grimes

      Yes, patterns can be profitable, I think. I do not think much of Elliot Wave and have never found any practical application for it. It’s a great theory for explaining the past, but I’ve yet to see anyone make any use of it (other than selling newsletters and constantly predicting the end of the financial world) in real time.

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