Learning effectively how to options trade Learning how to options trade successfully takes time. It won't happen over night, and despite what some people will tell you, you won't be able to learn everything you need to know from a book. Trying to learn how to options trade through self study is fraught with danger. A book might be able to tell you what a call option is and what a put option is, but it won't tell you how to develop a trading plan, risk management rules, how to spot trade opportunities or how to set stop losses and profit targets. What you need is a succinct, well structured options tutorial that is delivered in an easy to digest format. Options trading courses and options tutorials are the fastest way to learn how to options trade. You need to pick a good course though and make sure you are not going to get ripped off by some scam artist promising a get rich quick scheme, when in fact, he is the only one getting rich by selling a scamproduct. When I was first learning how to options trade, the thing I found that enhanced my learning the most, was having a mentor. Just having someone to talk to who can help and guide you through a difficult topic or issue is a great help. Not only will a mentor help you through any issues, they will also help guide you through what information you should be learning and what information you should ignore. Nowadays there is a lot of information out there about options trading and some of it is just a complete waste of time. Having a mentor will allow you to focus on the things that really matter rather being bogged down by useless information that will be no help at all to your trading. So, what should you look for in an options coach or mentor? First off, they should have a proven track record of being able to make money in the markets. Ask them for proof if you have to. Genuine coaches will be more than happy to provide it, whereas scam coaches will come up with some sort of excuse. An options trading coach should also have a proven track record of being able to teach the key concepts. Look for reviews and even ask the coach if you can get in touch with some former students. Again, the genuine coach will be more than happy to oblige. Gavin McMaster is a successful options trader and he is passionate about helping others to succeed in options trading. Visit his step-by-step online options tutorial and learn effectively how to options trade. You can learn more at: http://www.optionstradingcube.com OptionsTradingCube © 2011 All Rights reserved.