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How do I start options trading?

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honestly, you’ve got a long road. keep reading up, play a paper account, and eventually start small.

nothing can prepare you for the psychological mistakes you will make. paper account doesn’t accurately represent what trading is like, but you can at least learn the mechanics. you will never feel so stupid as you do when you trade options. you can know everything and you will still find yourself doing what is, in retrospect, the dumbest shit. my recommendation would be to stick to defined risk plays so that you don’t drive yourself crazy.


OP - read through some of the threads here or search this bowl. Several have given great overviews of options, option strategies, and examples of good stocks to trade options on.

Do you know the underlying theory on options? Or are you starting from ground zero?


I know the theory. It’s getting up to speed and the execution part that i’m not too familiar.

The mechanics of how to start though would be to sign into your brokerage account go into the settings and get approval to turn on options trading. Then when you search for a ticker you will also see open option contracts you can buy.


Or sell.


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