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March 27, 2015:   Is there a strategy that, in some instances, may help improve the chances of getting out of a losing trade with a small profit? 
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March 20, 2015:   Can you explain how to construct a collar strategy? 
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February 20, 2015:   Can you explain what happens when you get assigned on a credit spread? 
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February 18, 2015:   Can you explain the potential opportunities and risks associated with the bear credit spread strategy? 
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February 18, 2015:   Can you explain the explain potential opportunities and risks associated with the bull credit spread strategy? 
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January 23, 2015:   Can you explain the potential opportunities and risks associated with the short straddle strategy? 
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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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