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Tackle Today: Call Options

February 8, 2022

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«It’s all about leverage and limited liability.»


Swing traders have three choices when building a trade.

  • First, they can purchase shares of stock.
  • Second, they can enter a directional options trade.
  • Third, they can enter a cash flow options trade. 

It is the second which commands our attention today.

For bullish trades, long calls are the logical substitute for buying stock. So here are a few key characteristics of the call option.

  • It’s a contract that usually controls 100 shares of stock.
  • It gives you the right to buy shares of stock at a set price, known as the strike price. 
  • It has an expiration date and loses value as time passes.
  • it increases in value as the stock rises and decreases in value as the stock falls. 

Two big reasons traders buy calls instead of stock are leverage and limited liability. 

  • The leverage aspect means that a small move in the stock can generate a significant move in the option. For example, the stock might rise 4% while the option increases 40%. Long calls can supercharge your gain. 
  • The limited liability refers to your risk being capped at the original trade cost. For example, if you buy a call for $3, then no matter how much the stock drops, you can’t lose more than $3. 

In next Monday’s webinar, we will dive into more examples of using calls to limit risk while enhancing returns.

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Join us to learn how to use two simple options trading strategies – the Long Call and Long Put – when Swing Trading. Traders use Technical Analysis in price charts to determine when to buy and sell. Many traders use the stock itself, but options are a great product to consider as well, as they bring leverage, complexity, more dynamic reward to risk ratios, and more.

In this webinar you will learn:

✅ What is Swing Trading
✅ How to use Technical Analysis to identify entry points
✅ What is a Long Call Option
✅ Long Call Risk Graph
✅ What is a Long Put Option
✅ Long Put Risk Graph
✅ How to Swing Trade with Options

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