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Browse our library of option trading lessons or use the search bar for a specific subject.  Once you purchase, you will find the recordings under the My Courses tab when you are logged into the Option Pit website.

Beginner Level Courses

Beginner Boot Camp +

Are you ready to begin trading options?  Are you not sure where to start and how to learn about Options...this course is for you.   The Option Pit Beginner Bootcamp will help traders learn the ins and outs of option trading.  Traders will learn fundamentals, ways to use options in their trading immediately, as well as some basics of spreading including credit and debit spread trading.

  • Understand the Basics of option pricing
  • Master buying and selling decision making
  • Sell option premium effecitvely
  • Use options to generate income effecitvely
  • Trade credit and debit spreads for profits
  • Use options to trade for direction
  • Manage risk effectively

The best beginner course budding option traders can take

Only $395
Creating Income Using Options Spreads +

Do you want to be an 'income' option trader? Many traders do not realize how difficult it can be to produce income using options. In this 3 hour primer Mark Sebastian Founder of Option Pit and Andrew Giovinazzi C.O.O. of Option Pit cover all of the pieces of producing income traders need to use. Learn why professionals can make A LOT of money selling premium and you can't. Understand the steps you need to take to produce consistent income with options.

Understanding the major volatility cycles of a stock
Powererfully intigrate volatility and stock charts
Proven Methods to find income option trades
Trading of options at market bottoms and tops
Mastery of option spreads that produce income
Important risk management techniques only professionals know
This course is a can't miss for those that want to sell option premium

Option Spreads Only $247
Introduction to VIX Futures and Options +

Have you looked at the VIX, VIX Futures, and VIX options and the VIX ETP’s and said “why is everyone trading these and what do I need to do to understand them?”  The answer is probably yes... and this course has all of those answers.  Traders will understand what makes up all of the pieces of the VIX and the VIX ETP’s.  Learn what VIX is all about from the VIX masters.  When this course is over traders will know:

  • How VIX is calculated
  • The structure of VIX futures
  • Why the VIX  options trade the way they do
  • How VIX futures trade intra and inter month
  • Smart ways to money trading VXX, UVXY, SVXY and XIV
  • Tips our traders use all the time to trade VIX

In this beginner course traders will capture actionable ides to apply to their trading right away

Understand VIX & VIX ETP'S $147
Options Made Easy +
Course 1  Making Decisions:  Why Do You Buy?
  • why buying options is the least risky with the most potential profits
  • when to buy and when not to buy
  • learn to trade options and not the stock
Course 2  Making Decisions:  Why Do You Sell?
  • what are the reasons for selling options in the first place?
  • how to price your "opinion" on a stock
  • what makes a great option sale?
  • a word about risk
 Course 3 Spreads
  • why use a spread?
  • understanding spreads and volatility
  • long and short spreads and making money
  • why use a complex spread?
Course 4 Position Development
  • when the market tells you what to do
  • riding the realized volatility into a position
  • learn to identify what is needed for a position to make money
 Course 5 Position Development and Management
  • now that you have that position on, what to do with it
  • how to manage your position with stock movement and lack of movement
  • adjusting your position for changes in the Greeks
6+ Hours Only $197!
VIX Made Easy +

Option Pit is introducing a new series of webinars to make option trading easier for beginning traders. We will tackle the VIX first.

-VIX intro is our webinar to uncover the secrets of the VIX and discover the basics behind its movement.

-VIX futures will teach basic VIX pricing around the VIX futures and interpreting market conditions using the VIX future curve.

-VIX options describes the basic functions of the unique VIX calendar and skew to help with proper trade set up based on the edge in options at any point in time

-VIX positions helps with basic option trading strategy for puts and calls, call spreads and call butterflies singular to VIX

-VIX trading will put all the theory into action to trade VIX options in various conditions using the optimal trade strategies we outline in the course

This is a five hour course and a great place to begin your option trading journey.

$197 for 5 hours
Options for Long Term Trading and Hedging +

This Special Course will give traders actionable tools to invest and hedge with options.  Many traders are astounded to learn that there are ways to use options to increase portfolio yield and reduce P&L volatility while eliminating the risk of catastrophic loss on a large market move.   In this 3 hour primer Mark Sebastian Founder of Option Pit and Andrew Giovinazzi C.O.O. of Option Pit teach traders:

  • Make more profits risking fewer dollars
  • Master the replacement of stock with options
  • Learn how to use options to execute swing and day trades
  • Ramp up put and call overlay strategies
  • Buy market bottoms and sell market tops
  • Execute high probability trades with options
  • Master portfolio hedging and risk management
  • Manage the risk associated with the buying and selling of options
Master Long Term Trading for $297

Intermediate Level Courses

Option Pit Vol Primer +

Volatility is the number 1 contributor to the success of an option trade.  It is also the most likely downfall of the average trader.  If your goal is to become a professional this course is the first strong step a trader can take toward becoming successful at trading options.  Traders will learn how to apply volatility to all aspects of trading from directional trading to non directional trading.  This is a powerful volatility course that all traders should view.

Understand Volatility and the Greeks
Learn advanced techniques to trade vol around earnings
Use volatility to trade for direction
Take advantage of volatility to produce more income
Ride volatility cycles like a pro surfer
Trade the volatility ETN's using volatility
Manage risk with volatility like a professional trader
Become an expert vol trader through this course

Learn to Trade Volatility $247
Mastering Daily Options +

There are options expiring EVERY DAY in many indexes and ETF's. Get ahead of the curve in this powerful course covering the ins and outs of daily option trading. If you want to create more income against stock positions this course is a must. Additionally, this course will teach traders advantage of mispriced volatility across many terms. Finally, using these options as a tool for directional trading is covered in detail. When finished with this course traders will have:

Understanding of Daily Options Decay and Movement
Mastery to integrate volatility and stock charts
Proven Methods to create income using Daily Options
Directional trading methods to create profit faster
Use of Daily Option spreads and calendar spreads
Important risk management techniques
When done, the trader will have a strong understanding of how daily options will change the way traders manage and trade options forever.

Trade the Dailies $297
Maximizing Profits with Weekly Options +

Weekly options are one of the most profitable and dangerous tools to trade.  Learn the  proper way to trade these incredible financial instruments. Traders will have mind blowing experience learning how weekly options really trade, how pros turn weeklies into consistent profits…whether they are buying or selling premium in these products.  Trader’s will walk away ready to execute trades in weeklies on a ‘weekly’ basis.  In this 3 hour primer Mark Sebastian Founder of Option Pit and Andrew Giovinazzi C.O.O. of Option Pit teach traders:

Understanding of Weekly Options Decay and Movement
To powerfully integrate volatility and stock charts
Proven Methods to create income using Weekly Options
Trading Weekly Options for direction
Mastery of Weekly Option spreads and calendar spreads
Important risk management techniques
For traders looking to ramp up their trading, this is a must view

Trade Weeklies $247
Options for Gold, Oil and Other Commodities +

This Course will give traders actionable tools to trade Gold, Oil, and other commodities. Many traders are astounded to learn that there are ways to trade options on these contracts to produce consistent income WITHOUT risking catastrophic loss on market moves. In this 3 hour primer Mark Sebastian Founder of Option Pit and Keith Harwood CTA teach traders to:

  • Master the ins and outs of each asset
  • Execute the right trade in these names given the situation
  • Create trades using weekly and monthly options
  • Manage and Adjust trades in these names
  • Adjust and Manage Iron Butterflies
  • Manage risk associated with these contracts like a professional trader
Master Commodity Options for $297
Mastering Calendars and Diagonals +

This course begins with what is the proper market condition for a diagonal calendar spread to succeed.  We then break down the how, why and when of successful diagonal spread trading with a handy Trade Check List to increase the chances of a successful position.

Master Calendars & Diagonals $297
Trading Breakouts with Options +

This course covers low implied vol and high impact gamma to generate extremely favorable trade setups.  Trade flags and breakout signals are covered in this long gamma approach to trading options for direction.

Trading Breakouts $197
VXX Made Easy +

Trading VXX get you down?  Was the Volpocalypse an account breaker?  Learn what makes VXX tick and make the nature of the product work for you.

-Learn what determines VXX movement and when is the best time to trade it

-What is the Contango Trade and what does it do to VXX

-What is the backwardation trade?

-Do you know if VXX will do an X IV and is it possible? Get to know the VXX cousins SVXY and UVXY.

-What is more important for VXX, the VIX index or VIX futures, and do you know why?

-What really is “time decay” in VXX and learning to make money trading the erosion in the product

5 Hours $197
Directional Option Trading Made Easy +

In this series of videos, Keith Harwood explains his approach to directional trading using options.  Topics covered include:

-Technical and volatility setups for outright long options that can generate incredible leverage right when it is most beneficial.

-How to spot and trade short-squeezes and market long liquidations.

-Which market parameters fit well with long verticals and directional butterflies.

-How to gain leverage from calendars and diagonals

-How and when to hedge these directional trades

This is a four hour course and a great spot to understand better how to use options for directional trading.

Over 5 Hours $197
Mastering Iron Condors & Butterflies +

An incredibly powerful course covering condors and butterflies. Learn to master trading non directional condors and butterflies. In addition Mark and his team cover using butterflies for directional trading. When the trader is done viewing the course he or she will have actionable ideas to use right away. In addition the trader will capture risk management and adjustment skills that only professionals use. The major topics of this 4 hour course are:

Execute Iron Butterflies with precision
Trade Condors with Confidence
Create trades using weekly and monthly options
Manage and Adjust Iron Condors when they get into trouble
Adjust and Manage Iron Butterflies
Manage risk associated with these spreads like a professional trader
When traders are done viewing this course they will be ready to trade condors and butterflies

JUST 247!
Option Pit VIX Primer +

If you want to learn to trade VIX and VIX ETP’s, its best to learn from the best in the world. Look no further than this course.  The Option Pit team is the best group of VIX traders that are willing to talk about the subject.  If you want to learn about UVXY, VXX, VIX options and futures, and of course the VIX cash itself, this course is a can’t miss.  No other place can provide the pieces of the VIX puzzle…and put it together like the traders at Option Pit. Traders will learn:

The major VIX cycles and zones
How to trade VIX options for income
How to take advantage of weakness and strengths of VIX ETNS
The not so secret secrets to buying and selling XIV and VXX
Safe trading of UVXY and VXX that know other company in the world understands
The approaches only a professional VIX trader can apply to trading VIX.
When traders finish this course they will understand how Option Pit traders make money trading these products habitually

Learn to Trade VIX $297
Trading Calendar Spreads +

Calendar spreads are one of the most complex trades in the option trading universe. When done right, they can be extremely profitable and relatively low risk. When done wrong, they can cost traders and arm and a leg. This course will teach traders to master term structure and multi-month trading. If your goal is to trade calendar spreads like the professionals this 4 hour course will be more than worth your time. Traders will master:

Master Long Calendar Spreads
Take advantage of mispriced term structure to maximize profits
Create trades using weekly and monthly options
Use diagonals to improve directional trading
Understand short time spreads
Manage risk associated with Calendar Spreads like a professional trader
This course will leave traders with the confidence to execute time spreads like a full time trader

Just $247! Buy it Now!
Mastering Long Gamma Trading +

This course uses the concept of realized volatility to help successfully set up long option positions.  Basic skills like quantifying risk, buy ranges for IV and position management are all covered.  Long option directional trading has the theoretical underpinnings to create great risk reward scenarios

Trade Gamma $297
Options for Stock Traders +

This course uses realized volatility to help define option strategies and control risk.  It will teach traders to use the natural leverage of options with Vega, Delta and time to generate better returns for the same risk dollar.

Options for Stocks $297
Trading Debit and Credit Spreads +

This course uses the Option Pit Method of Risk Management, Efficient Use of Capital and Trade Structure to properly set up simple spreads and single options.

Debit & Credit Spreads $197
Using Options to Trade Direction +

This course focuses on the different trade types for direction.  We cover risk reversals, butterflies and broken wing butterflies all with an emphasis on the underlying directions to set up the trades.

Trade Options for Direction $297
Mastering VIX +

This is our basic VIX education webinar.  How VIX works and how to trade the options are covered in great detail.  We also cover VIX future decay, Option Pit VIX Zones for the volatility ETPs like VXX and UVXY.  The unique character of option trading with these products is brought to like with multiple examples

Master VIX Just $297

Advanced Level Courses

Butterfly Intensive +

Not only does this course cover how to sell iron flies, but how to buy them as well. It covers when to buy and when to sell butterflies. In addition it covers advanced butterflies like broken wing flies and split strike flies. This course is an expansion on trading butterflies and condors. It builds on the lessons taught about butterflies in the previous course.

Trade butterlies and iron flies for income
Learn to trade broken wing butterflies
Trade flies for direcitonal purposes
Use butterflies that allow you to take advantage of wild movement
Get tricks only the pro's know
Adjust trades like a professional
This course will leave traders with the confidence to execute flies like a full time trader

Master Flies for $297
Professional Approaches to Directional Option Trading +

This course is the next step up on the directional trading primer.  It covers everything advance traders need to know in order to trade options for direction. Trade direction-ally more effectively and like a professional option trader.

Understand the cycles of volatility
Powerfully intigrate charts and directional trading
Trade covered calls and cash secured puts
Pick tops and bottoms more effectively
Execute swing and day trades
Professional risk managment approaches for a portfolio

This course will leave traders with the confidence to execute directional trades like a full time trader

$197 Get this Course!
Options for Long Term Trading & Hedging +

This Special Course will give traders actionable tools to invest and hedge with options.  Many traders are astounded to learn that there are ways to use option to increase portfolio yield and reduce P&L volatility while eliminating the risk of catastrophic loss on a large market move.   In this 3 hour primer Mark Sebastian Founder of Option Pit and Andrew Giovinazzi C.O.O. of Option Pit teach traders:

  • Make more profits risking fewer dollars
  • Master the replacement of stock with options
  • Learn how to use options to execute swing and day trades
  • Ramp up put and call overlay strategies
  • Buy market bottoms and sell market tops
  • Execute high probability trades with options
  • Master portfolio hedging and risk management
  • Management the risk associated with the buying and selling of options
Master Long Term Trading for $297
Condor Intensive +

Not only does this course cover how to sell iron condors, but how to buy them as well. It covers when to buy and when to sell Iron Condors. In addition it covers advanced approaches to condors and adjustment techniques. This course is an expansion on trading butterflies and condors. It builds on the lessons taught about butterflies in the previous course.

Trade condors and iron condors for income
Trade condors for direcitonal purposes
Use condors that allow you to take advantage of wild movement
Get tricks only the pro's know
Adjust trades like a professional
This course will leave traders with the confidence to execute flies like a full time trader

Trade Condors for $297
Trading Straddles, Strangles, Long Gamma, VXX & UVXY +

Short volatility is the rage, learn to trade it effectively. In this course the Option Pit team will teach you how to sell and buy straddles and strangles.  Traders will learn how to be short VXX and UVXY and how to own premium and short the VIX ETP's for a profit. This is going to be a great course for those that want to be "short volatility safely".

Understand when to buy options
Learn advanced techniques to trade long straddles and strangles
Use volatility to pick the right option to buy
Take advantage of volatility to produce more income
Ride volatility cycles like a pro surfer
Trade VXX and UVXY vs long gamma positions
Manage risk and reduce potfolio risk with offsetting longs
Plus, special techniques Professional traders use each day to hunt for the best trades every day

Surf Volatility $297
Advanced Boot Camp +

This is the course for investors who have some knowledge of options but still have trouble understanding more advanced concepts.  Understanding the Black Scholes model, the inputs and Greeks are keys to successful option trading.  A deep understanding of volatility helps all traders pick entry points and understand what the real potential of any trade is.  To become a better trader one has to acquire the skills to predict outcomes based on specific conditions.  The Option Pit Advanced Boot Camp course does just that.

-Understand the model inputs that drive Black-Scholes

-Master the Greeks of Delta, Gamma, Theta and Vega

-Integrate realized volatility into a trading routine

-Use the Greeks for basic position set up

-Learn real risk control techniques to create high payout/low risk trades

Over 8 Hours for $395

Master Class Courses

Option Pit Master Class: Income Trading +

The Option Pit Master Class on Income Trading, will teach beginners how to think like a pro and those that are actively trading options for income how to trade like a professional. This course will start with credit and debit spreads and move all the way through front spread and back spreads. This is a must for those that want to or see themselves as professionals.

Sell calls and puts
Set debits and credit spreads up like a pro
learn to trade calendar and double calendar spreads
Trade butterflies and condors in a professional manner
Advanced income spreads pro traders know and many retail trader do not know
When NOT to adjust
Professional risk managment approaches for a portfolio
This course will leave traders with the confidence to execute income trades like a full time trade

Great Value at $1997
Option Pit Master Class: Volatility +

The Option Pit Master Class on Volatility Trading, will teach beginners how to think like a pro when it comes to volatility. It will teach those that are actively trading VIX how to trade like a professional VIX trader. This course will start with the basics of VIX and move all the way through advanced VIX and VIX ETP trades. This is a must for those that want to or see themselves as professionals in the VIX space. This course is 10 sessions and over 12 hours long.

The major cycles of VIX
Trade VIX options for income
Create opportunity with VXX and VIX ETP's
Smart approaches to trading XIV, VXX and UVXY
Ways to hedge with VIX and VXX options
Professional risk managment approaches for a portfolio
This course will leave traders with the confidence to execute income trades like a full time trader

Master Vol $1497

CE Credit Courses

Portfolio Management-Earn 12 Hours CE Credits +

Option Pit has created the ultimate class for professional money managers to use options in a proactive way in portfolio management.  By using the natural leverage in options, investors can create return enhanced strategies with less risk than normal buy and hold strategies.  This is a must see series for all serious investors.

  • Simple Stock Replacement with Options and Risk/Reward pay out strategies
  • Synthetic Basics- what does the position really do and how will it perform in a market panic.
  • Cash Secured puts and “income myth”- risk/reward of put selling in a serial strategy
  • Call writing strategies- when to write a call and when not to write a call
  • Put spreads and risk controlled put spread selling- How to embed long puts in an income strategy
  • How to roll puts – Long put selection strategies for long Equites, ETF’s and Index postions
  • Buying Options- Long term option buying strategies for natural portfolio hedging
  • Index option hedging strategies
  • Volatility Primer-  Using volatility for trading strategies
  • Using Options in an equity portfolio- How to generate better returns putting it all together

 

10 Hours for $1497
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