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How to Trade Options for Beginners: Covered Calls on thinkorswim®

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Published on Oct 05, 2020
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If you’re a new trader or an old stock trading pro who’s never tried their hand with options trading, let us show you how to place your very first options trade. We’ll show you how options work and then demonstrate how to trade an options strategy called a covered call on our thinkorswim® trading platform.

0:00-1:09 Introduction
1:10-6:48 What is an option?
6:49-8:25 How are options priced?
8:26-12:11 What is a covered call?
12:12-30:16 Placing your first options trade
30:17-46:02 Managing your options trades

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