Beginner Options Members Area

Scott Gillam

We strongly suggest that new members start by reading our Overview/Trading Philosophy/FAQ document.

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Scott Gillam

This advisory is run by Scott Gillam, ShadowTrader’s Senior Options Strategist. Scott has over 30 years of experience trading as both a successful options trader and instructor. If you ever have any questions at all on concerning this advisory, Scott can be reached at sgillam@shadowtrader.net

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Closed Trades

Once trades are officially closed, they reside in our performance page which can be accessed here:

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Monthly Webinars

Your beginner options advisory subscription includes monthly webinars. Webinars are always on Tuesday’s at 4:15pm EST.

Below is the schedule of upcoming webinars:

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Learning Center Archive

Your Beginner Options Advisory subscription includes a “soup to nuts” basics of options education that is split up into nine modules. Each lesson is in video form with an accompanying .pdf.

 

Lesson One: Introduction to Options

  • Starting from Zero: The Absolute Basics
  • Instruments / Series
  • Rights and Obligations

LESSON ONE PDF

LESSON ONE Video

Lesson Two: Options Pricing

  • Bid/Ask Pricing
  • Volume and Open Interest
  • Potential of Making a Profit

LESSON TWO PDF

LESSON TWO Video

Lesson Three: Using Options for Directional Trades

Lesson Four: Spread Trades Part I – Debit Trades

  • Debit Call and Put Verticals
  • Structure
  • Expectations and Management

LESSON FOUR PDF

LESSON FOUR Video

Lesson Five: Spread Trades Part II – Credit Trades

  • Credit Call and Put Verticals
  • Structure
  • Expectations and Management

LESSON FIVE PDF

LESSON FIVE Video

Lesson Six: Butterfly Trades

  • How to Construct
  • When and how to use
  • Expectations and Management

LESSON SIX PDF

LESSON SIX Video

Lesson Seven: Greeks and Their Role in Options Trading

  • What are the Greeks?
  • What can Greeks Tell Us About Options pricing?
  • Using Greeks to Manage your Trade

LESSON SEVEN PDF

LESSON SEVEN Video

Lesson Eight: How to Plan and Manage your Trade

  • Your Trading Plan
  • Adjustment Analysis

LESSON EIGHT PDF

LESSON EIGHT Video

Lesson Nine: Technical Analysis for Options Trading

  • Chart Patterns
  • Indicators

LESSON NINE PDF

LESSON NINE Video

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