Category: Resources

Resources – non trading utilities

Productivity Evernote – best note taking application out there; one of my most used tools OneNote – similar to Evernote (but not as good) Office365 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive – $7 to $10 / month CrashPlan -$12.50/month to backup 10 home computers with unlimited cloud storage for backups Flux – controls white balance on your

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Resources – option newbie education

Over time I will be building up some blog posts as well as a course for people just starting out with option trading. So for now, here are some 3rd party free resources you can use in order to learn the basics. Project Option Main site TradersFly Main site YouTube videos OptionAlpha Main site Training

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Resources – programming

Platform programming ThinkScript (for the ThinkOrSwim platform from TD Ameritrade): ThinkScripter TOS tutorials at Hanh Tech Fun with ThinkScript forum Yahoo ThinkScript group ThinkScript chat group inside ThinkOrSwim SmallDogInvestor Thinkscripts FreeThinkScript at Blogspot HalfWayBackTrading Share-TOS Charting with Chris Big list of custom TOS indicators from Easycators ThinkScript TD API Main info page New TD API

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Resources – backtesting tools

Automated options backtesting AlgoNetExplorer OptionStack Manual options backtesting tools OptionNetExplorer OptionVue Stock backtesting Profitspi PastStat ThinkOrSwim strategies NinjaTrader

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Resources – Trading software

ThinkOrSwim Release notes Reference for ThinkScript Interactive Brokers Checking server availability OptionNet Explorer (paid) Web site Release notes Downloads Discount link (10 GBP trial for 30 days) OptionVue (paid) Web site Release notes Free 30 day trial Trading Journals TradeBench Cloud based virtual machines Paperspace Amazon Workspaces Windows Server at Amazon LightSail  

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Resources – market research and tools

Market research and tools FedWatch tool – expectations of rate hikes by the Fed Current Fed Funds rate Historical chart of the Fed Funds rate MarketGauge Little Big View Commitments of Traders – see the bias of the “smart money” (large commercials) compared to the “dumb money” (retail traders) VixCentral – track the IV levels of the

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Resources – earnings

Earnings Zacks earnings calendar and information Yahoo Finance EarningsWhispers (paid) Optionslam (paid) Book: Exploiting Earnings Volatility by Brian Johnson (paid)

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Resources – volatility trading

Tools VixCentral SpreadCharts Blogroll VIX and More SixFigureInvesting OptionPit OnlyVIX Surly Trader Whitepapers Tony Cooper – Easy volatility investing Podcasts Volatility Views from OptionsInsider

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