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Kirk Du Plessis

Kirk Du Plessis is an entrepreneur, full-time options trader as well as the founder and head Trader at Option Alpha. He hosts The Option Alpha Podcast.
Recent episodes featuring Kirk Du Plessis
OAP 157 : The Untold Story Of The 3 Little Pigs That Traded Options
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The Option Alpha Podcast
Show notes: A couple of weeks ago I was reading the story of the three little pigs to my daughters. And for some reason, I couldn't help but think about the untold story of the three little pigs who traded options? Yes, it's true, many people don't know this but the three little pigs were actually given a large chunk of money from their mother and each decided to trade wildly different options portfolios when they set out on their own. In today's podcast, I'll walk through each of the different portfolios they used and how volatility and variance can impact long-term performance and why it's important that we know the story of the three little pigs that traded options.
OAP 156 : The 4 Market Situations You Should Avoid Aggressively Trading
Episode of
The Option Alpha Podcast
Show notes: Many of our members understand the best times to trade options (i.e. higher IV setups when option premiums are expensive), but should we avoid trading during other market situations? Today's podcast walks through the four general market situations I avoid aggressively trading in and explain why each type requires that you either sit on the sidelines or dramatically scale back your position size.
OAP 155 : Ask Yourself These 7 Questions Before You Put On An Options Trade
Episode of
The Option Alpha Podcast
Show notes: Everyone loves a good options trading checklist right? Well, here are the 7 questions you should ask yourself before you put on an options trade. Answer each one over the next week and you'll build a strong habit that will keep your positions and portfolio in check before you put your hard earned money at risk.
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3 days, 3 hours