Author: Andy Crowder

Andy CrowderAndy Crowder is a professional options trader, researcher and Chief Analyst of Crowder Options. Formerly with Oppenheimer & Co. in New York, Andy has leveraged his investment experience to develop his statistically based options trading strategy which applies probability theory to option valuations in order to execute risk-controlled trades. This proprietary strategy has been refined through two decades of research and real-world experience and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Seeking Alpha, and numerous other financial publications. Andy has helped thousands of option traders learn and implement his meticulous rules-driven options trading strategies through highly attended conferences, one-on-one coaching, webinars, and his work as a financial columnist. He currently resides in Bolton Valley, Vermont and when he's not trading, teaching and writing about options, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, backcountry skiing, biking, running and enjoying all things outdoors.

What is High-Probability Options Trading?

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What is high-probability options trading? I am often amazed by the lack of common sense when it comes to investing. Investors seek the best possible information, but unfortunately most turn to the wrong sources. For starters, turning on the television for investment advice, in most cases, is a big no-no. Yet, how many people listen… Read more »

Top Options Earnings Plays (8/30 – 9/3)

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*The options earnings plays are updated weekly during earnings season.  The Week Ahead All of the major earnings announcements have been released. But, if you stay small in your position size, there are still some decent opportunities out there. Just make sure the bid-ask spread is reasonable. If not, stay away. I’ve chosen six stocks… Read more »

Trade Idea: Bear Call Spread in the S&P 500 (SPY)

The S&P has been grinding higher for almost 200 days without a 5% pullback. According to esteemed analyst Jason Goepfert, “The S&P 500 has gone 189 days – nine consecutive months – without being more than 5% from a 52-week high. And it recorded its 43rd day with a 52-week closing high. Dating back to… Read more »

Trader’s Toolbox: High-Probability Mean Reversion Indicator

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Trader’s Toolbox: High-Probability Mean Reversion Indicator    Current High Probability Mean Reversion Indicator (ETFs Heading into the Week of October 4) Archived High Probability Mean Reversion Indicator (ETFs Heading into the Week of September 27) High Probability Mean Reversion Indicator (ETFs Heading into the Week of September 20) High Probability Mean Reversion Indicator (ETFs Heading… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (8/23 – 8/27)

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*The options earnings plays are updated weekly during earnings season.  The Week Ahead We are heading towards the final weeks of earnings season. That being said, there are several opportunities next week. I’ve chosen eleven stocks that I will be focusing on this week. JD.com (JD) Riot (RIOT) Medtronic (MDT) Best Buy (BBY) Toll Brothers… Read more »

Top Options Earnings Plays for the Week

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*The options earnings plays are updated weekly during earnings season. Current Week Week of 10/4 to 10/8 Archived Options Earnings Plays Week of 9/27 to 10/1 Week of 9/20 to 9/24 Week of 9/13 to 9/17 Week of 9/6 to 9/10 Week of 8/30 to 9/3 Week of 8/23 to 8/27 My hope is that,… Read more »