Options Trading

Don't worry, most of my money is in index funds in my 401k. BUT, that doesn't mean you can't experiment. I've got about $20,000 in my Roth IRA I use for trading options. Here's all of my updates on that.​

Option Alpha Review
Is Option Alpha Worth the money? One of the side hustles I dabbled with for a while was trading options.[...]
1 Year of Options Trading Update – Absolute Disaster
My Quest to beat the marketAlmost 1 year ago I made a post about starting my own hedge fund.  It[...]
Real World Options Example: How Mark Cuban Used Options to Survive the Dotcom Crash
The Genius Options Trade that Saved Mark Cuban Billions of Dollars If you've ever watched Shark Tank you've probably heard[...]
AFI Hedge Fund Update #3: Slow Recovery and Lessons Learned
Better but Still Underperforming the S&P Early in 2017 I decided I was going to take $10k from my Roth[...]
AFI Hedge Fund Update #2: 3 Months In

Results After 3 Months

___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW__My experiment in options trading started a long time ago, about 1 year ago.  After months of[...]
The Best Brokerage of 2017: TastyWorks
What to Look for in a BrokerThere are a ton of brokerages out there, you've probably seen ads on TV[...]
AFI Hedge Fund Update: Making Some Money
FB Stays Put and KHC Vertical Call Spread In my last post, I detailed my iron condor I sold on[...]
AFI Hedge Fund Update: Iron Condor Trade on FB (Facebook)
Options Trading in My Roth IRA In my last update, I scolded myself for straying off the track and making[...]
Hedge Fund Update – Not Sticking to the Plan
Trade Options, Not Stocks In one of my original post about setting aside a part of my Roth IRA for active[...]
Iron Condor Risk Calculation and Management
Quantifying Iron Condor Risk Iron condors are a great options strategy for beginners since they have clear profit and risk[...]
Market Tanks but It’s OK – AFI Hedge Fund Update #4
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Chaos So as I detailed in my last update, I had[...]
AFI Hedge Fund Update #2 – Covered Calls Gone Wrong + Iron Condors
How NOT to Make Money with Covered Calls So as I detailed in my post last month, I've set aside[...]
My Strategy to Generate a 33% Return this Year -AFI Hedge Fund Update
Hedge Fund Update In my last post I talked about my plans to use 10% of my retirement savings to[...]