Diagonal Spreads: Profiting from Time Decay
While many longer-term investors use covered calls, some options-focused traders employ a similar strategy with less equity risk and potentially higher returns—the diagonal spread. Join this session to learn the strategy and the concept of “theta arbitrage.”
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley
Over the last 26 years, Shawn Howell has worked with some of the world's leading brokerage and training firms including Charles Schwab, Investools, Thinkorswim Group. He's been a broker, trader, educator, consultant, and executive, as well as co-author of the book Trading By Numbers. In 2017, Shawn joined the E*TRADE content and education team as a Director of Investor Education. He specializes in options education and has taught globally in partnership with The Options Industry Council, Cboe OPTIONS INSTITUTE, Scotia iTRADE, Saxo Bank, and the TradersEXPO. Shawn holds industry licenses including Series 7, 63, and 8. He lives on his family ranch along California's central coast with his wife and two children.