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Level up your skills so you are prepared to take on the $25k challenge. In these videos, you will find all the training and education you will need, so you are prepared to participate in our $25k options challenges.

Educational Videos & Live Sessions

 

Setting up the Trading Environment

Getting started and setting up your trading environment and chart setup (Shows ThinkorSwim and Tastyworks setups with links to import my workspace)

Trading Platforms Overview (Live Session)

In this live session, we go over two of the top trading platforms for Options traders, ThinkorSwim and Tasty Works.

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ThinkOrSwim: Setting up the Desktop app

In this session, we will walk you through how to do the initial setup of ThinkorSwim desktop app from TD Ameritrade, so you are all ready to put on your trades.

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ThinkOrSwim: Using the Mobile App

In this session, we will walk you through how to use ThinkOrSwim mobile app for your daily trading. The mobile app is extremely powerful and lets you do most of the things you can do on the desktop app.

If you trade on the go like I do, learning how to use the mobile app properly can be a boon to your trading life.

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Choosing the right charting platforms

In this session, we talk about how to choose the right charting platform for technical analysis. It is important to set up your platform correctly so you can follow the subsequent lessons on technical analysis where we will be taking a deep dive into indicators and charts.

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The Bare Minimum: Opening and Closing Trades

 Learn how to react to trade alerts and how to close your trades for the correct profit targets.

Opening/Placing Trades – Reacting to real time Trade Alerts

In this session, we will show you how to take proper action on the trade alerts you receive on our private Discord channel. When you get an alert,  you may or may not be in front of your computer. But the trades I pick are not meant for you to copy them at the same exact moment. There is a time window of possibly hours and even days that you can react to the trade alert and put on a position which is similar to the one I posted. In fact, if you wait a little, you might even get a better fill or advantage over my own trade.

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Closing Debit Spreads at Profit Targets

In this video we walk through the process of closing Debit Spreads for the profit targets we use for the $25K Options Challenge. We typically closed our trades at 90% – 94% ROI on the money invested. Although, debit spreads can make 100% profits, we don’t aim for that to avoid exercise and assignment scenarios.

We will cover Tastworks and ThinkorSwim, but the concepts used should be similar and applicable to any other trading platform like Fidelity, Robinhood, IB, eTrade etc

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The Bare Minimum: Keeping track of your trades

 Use the live Spread Tracker to keep track of your trades and also keep a trade log at the same time.

Using the Spread Tracker – Part 1

This video shows how to keep an eye on all your trades using the live spread tracker.

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Using the Spread Tracker – Part 2

This video shows how to keep an eye on your trades using the live spread tracker. This is a continuation video from the Part 1 and shows you the changes in the “New Spread Tracker”. The new tracker acts both as a running trade log and a tracker all in one place!

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Additional Videos and Quick Tips

The below videos are are designed to get you started and answer all the questions you may have to effectively learn the $25k methodology.

The hidden secrets of Debit Spreads

In this video, we will show you why debit spreads are simple and yet so powerful when compared to buying calls, puts or just simply buying stock. We will also discuss how debit spreads react to price movement and why they are the best fit for small trading accounts and the $25k trading methodology.

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Stock Selection – Finding the right stocks to trade

Although, I have shared my watchlist with you, we will go through the process of creating your own watchlist. Selecting the right stocks you trade is as important as learning our trading methodology. Stock selection is not about getting “secret stock tips” from some online forum. The process has to be diligent and meticulous.

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ThinkOrSwim: Settings Alerts to monitor your Trades

Alerts on ThinkorSwim is a powerful feature. Some people like to have more control over how their trades are closed. TOS can send you push notifications when your position goes up or down in value and hits a certain threshold.

Instead of using stop-losses or trailing stops, to automatically close your trades, you can get notified when it is time to take action.

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Why is my Debit Spread not closing ?

In this video, I will talk about how debit spreads react to price movement and expiration date and why you need to give them time to reach full profitability

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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & CHARTING 

In this series of videos, we will walk through how to properly apply technical analysis and charting to the $25k trading method and how to identify the right trading opportunities. 

Technical Analysis #1 – Introduction to Charting & Patterns

In this short intro session, we talk about what is technical analysis, why it works and  how it compares to fundamental analysis. We will also compare it to options probability calculators and show you why just using a probability calculator, shows you only part of the entire picture.

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Technical Analysis #4 – Using RSI to find  mean reversion Trade Setups

In this video, we will talk about RSI (Relative Strength Index) and how to use it to spot great mean reversion trading opportunities. We will also learn how to avoid entering a trade too prematurely when finding these mean reversion trades.

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Technical Analysis #2 – Choosing the right charting platforms

In this session, we talk about how to choose the right charting platform for technical analysis. It is important to set up your platform correctly so you can follow the subsequent lessons on technical analysis where we will be taking a deep dive into indicators and charts.

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Technical Analysis #3 – Using Support & Resistance to find Post-Earnings trade ideas

In this video, we will touch upon how to read Candlesticks. We will discuss how I use a Doji candle to spot reversals in the market. And finally, we will talk about using Support & Resistance to find post-earnings trading opportunities.

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Technical Analysis #5 – Using ADX/DMI to avoid getting caught in wrong trades.

In this video, I talk about how I use the DMI indicator to avoid getting into mean reversion trades at the wrong time.

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CALCULATORS 

Tools and calculators to help your numbers questions without having to do the Math 

CASE STUDIES

I have shared with you a full blown trading system which is a result of my own trials and tribulations over 15 years of my own trading career. But what you get out of it largely depends on your own discipline and how effectively you apply it to your own trading.  I have compared and contrasted 2 traders from our group in the hopes that you don’t make the same mistakes as Trader#1 and replicate all the awesomeness of Trader#2 in your own trading. 

Common mistakes new members make when applying the $25K Method

A trader reached out to me saying their account wasn’t making any progress even after 1 full year of joining our group. This is highly unusual despite all the corrections and crazy markets we have faced in this 25K challenge trading cycle. Without revealing who they are, I am sharing some of the things that they have not done right with the hope that you don’t make the same mistakes. We are all here to learn and grow together, so I hope one person sharing their mistakes helps many others.

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Case Study of a 25K method “Poster Child” Jesse

After the case study covering common mistakes was published, several traders reached out to me with their success stories and I was overwhelmed with the emails/DMs. Jesse in this case study seems like a “poster child” of the 25k Method.

He has been able to apply it to not 1 but 4 of his accounts with great success. See if you can pick some tips from his trading style.

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Point of No Return (PNR)

(A method for avoiding full losers)

The 50% loss rule is as easy as it gets. But in real life, the rule is more nuanced than it appears to be. You will encounter many situations where the stock immediately turns against you and you are left wondering if you should cut the loser at 50% loss even when there are more than 15 days left to expiration.

Instead of closing a trade out of panic or gut feel, this case study explores a method which can help you figure out if a trade could become a full loser.

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