Options Trading Risk Management & The Indisputable Math Behind Optimal Position Sizing - Show #047

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http://optionalpha.com/show47 - One of the key elements of becoming a more successful trader is the ability to absolutely master options trading risk management. And, contrary to what you might assume, it comes down to a couple simple things. Namely, determining and sticking to an optimal position sizing range for each trade and never allocating the full value of your account at one time.

In simple terms; don’t invest too much money in each trade and always have money left over to keep the lights on.

My goal today is simply to help you trade with more confidence. The type of unwavering confidence to go out and start placing trades without the fear of losing or the fear of blowing up your account. For me, confidence comes from understanding the underlying math and reasoning behind optimal position sizes. Too often you’ll hear or see other traders spout off allocation ranges without any clear direction on WHY they chose that range.

If someone told me that I should allocate just 10% of my account towards each trade I’d ask them why? Why this range and not something higher or lower? What’s the reasoning behind 10%? Rarely will you get a straight answer.

The reality is that if you consistently enter high probability trades and stick to the optimal position sizing range we reveal, the odds of completely blowing up your account at any point is 1 in 28 trillion.

In today’s show, I'll walk you through the math behind why I’ve said, for 8 years now, that you should never allocate more than 1-5% of risk per trade. It’s not just some cool numbers I pulled out of thin air. There’s a mathematical and logical approach and I’ll break it all down in today’s latest show.

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