Option Trading For Beginners: How To pick The Best Contract Expiration Date

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You can know where the stock is going to go, but if you select the wrong contract expiration date you can still lose money. I go over how I use contract expiration days to accomplish different goals with different plays. There are rules of thumb to follow, but selecting the best expiration becomes an art you will acquire after experience. I spend some time going over my recent play on tlry stock and how I used various expiration dates on contacts to build my play. At the end of the day though, if you are looking how to trade options, the biggest thing to grasp is the difference between the stock and the contract. This is where expiration date comes into play, once you find the balance you will start to naturally see the good deals and bad deals.

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David Hellan says:

Call spreads part of your process? I know it limits upside but curious on your thoughts

aiyana sanchez says:

Options trading without any experience is like gambling with your money when you can actually employ a skilled professionals like Mr Arthur (Jackarthur0000@gmail.com) who has earned me over $40000 over the last 3 weeks. Cheers all!

Rebekah Nance says:

I just stumbled on your channel. Can we hear your story? Can I ask how long you have been trading and what is your portfolio amount?

Chez Blunts says:

How do you get approved for options on TDAMERITRADE? I applied about 3 months ago and they only approved me for covered calls.

Razor72144 says:

I could do with a basic guide around options.
From the moment you buy and sell.


I always go with 3 months contracts, they work the best.

Valentin Antonenko says:

Thanks Josh for warm words, I really appreciate it. As you said timing is everything, even if you right in your position, you can lose money only because you almost out of time, but you can grow your small account faster.

Mr. Pasghetti says:

Always the same amount of dislikes on new videos. Talk about wasting your time… I think I saw a "life" for sale at Wal-Mart, discounted for the salty.

Walter Mercado says:

Josh. I am beginning to understand.

Alex Wilks says:

Have you always traded rather quickly? I'll usually go out and buy 3 month exp date with either a .8 / 0.25 delta.

806kinglbk says:

Awesome breakdown ?? thank you josh ?? needed this

choco empir says:

U took us up and down !!! And actually I don’t get anything

Paul Y says:

I got it when you said you need more time when it is OTM, but what do you mean by "near the money"? Do you mean ATM when you need less time?

Cyberworld 7 - Stock Market Millionaire says:

I am so confused

Guy Romine says:

I'll be watching calls on BA and amzn tomorrow ?

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