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January 16, 2015:   Can you explain the potential opportunities and risks associated with selling put options? 
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January 09, 2015:   Can you provide a step by step explanation of the covered call strategy from a cash-flow perspective? 
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December 19, 2014:   Can you explain how realized and unrealized gains or losses are handled in a trading account? 
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December 12, 2014:   Can you discuss how special dividends are factored into standard option prices? 
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December 05, 2014:   Can you explain what a proxy is and how it relates to the world of options trading? 
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November 25, 2014:   What is the contract size of an equity option? 
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November 14, 2014:   What does it mean when a trader references a minimum price increment when trading options? 
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November 07, 2014:   Can you explain what the strike price of an option is? 
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November 03, 2014:   Can you explain how the bid-ask spread for options is determined? 
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October 24, 2014:   Can you explain what is meant when someone states, "The options on that stock are not very liquid." 
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