After two months of huge declines, the market has seen some slight rallies in the last few weeks. Not enough that we would say we’re out of the woods, but enough to offer some hope for freaked out traders everywhere.
On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Jack and Dan spoke to Kirk du Plessis of Option Alpha to find out how it’s going for options trading. Kirk has noticed that the current volatility is attracting passive investors lured in by the bullish trap. But it’s important to remember that no one, not even Warren Buffet, is immune to big losses. He shares his tips for making trades while staying protected during a prolonged period of uncertainty.
Kirk du Plessis is the founder of Option Alpha, an online education and coaching platform for investors interested in learning more about the financial markets and derivative options. Option Alpha provides focused training covering options strategies, risk management, trading psychology, option pricing and portfolio allocation. Check out Option Alpha’s resources.
Limit Up! is a podcast for traders of all levels brought to you by TopstepTrader. Whether you’re considering a career in trading and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for advice from big names in the financial industry, Limit Up! is your guide. Join us weekly as we discuss the market in all of its volatile glory.
Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.
Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Prior to coming to Topstep Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach as well as being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.
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