Brian Overby

About Brian Overby


As Senior Options Analyst for Ally Invest, Brian Overby is a widely sought-after resource for his option trading knowledge and market insights. He has contributed to numerous articles for the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg and has had numerous appearances on CNBC Fast Money and Fox Business News. A veteran of the financial industry since 1992, Brian continually seeks to improve the understanding of the retail investor. He has given thousands of option trading seminars worldwide, written hundreds of articles on investing, and is the author of the popular trading resource, The Options Playbook and it’s free, acclaimed companion site OptionsPlaybook.com. Prior to joining Ally, Brian was a senior staff instructor for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and managed the training department for one of the world's largest market makers, Knight Trading Group.

Author's web site: https://www.ally.com/invest/self-directed-trading/

Posts by Brian Overby

Options Playbook Radio 214: Cannabis Covered Combination

Cannabis Covered Combo? We had you at hello. Listen to Options Playbook Radio 214: Cannabis Covered Combo News out of Canada regarding the legalization of marijuana has impacted volatility of medical marijuana stocks. This is an interesting opportunity to get back to basics, including a covered call and a cash-secured put. You can find more […]

Options Playbook Radio 213: Long Butterfly with Calls

Taking a play into FedEx earnings with a long butterfly using calls

Options Playbook Radio 209: Long Call Spread with a Possible Roll

Let's examine the relationship between SPX and VIX while looking at a long call spread.

Options Playbook Radio 208: Covered Calls vs. Puts, Round 2. Plus Ratio Spreads

More listener questions today, including covered calls vs. puts and ratio spreads.

Options Playbook Radio 207: Hot Topics from the World of Options

Mark and Brian convene at the Options Industry Conference. Here's what they learned so far.

Options Playbook Radio 206: Facebook Earnings Play

Facebook earnings might produce a pleasant surprise. How to play that.

Options Playbook Radio 203: Short-Term UNH Butterfly

Before earnings on 4/16, let's look at a short-term UNH butterfly

Options Playbook Radio 202: Huddle Edition

Huddle up, it's time for listener questions and comments

Options Playbook Radio 201: Nike Back Spread into Earnings

Nike announces earnings today after the close. What will happen to a back spread paper trade?

Options Playbook Radio 200: FedEx Butterfly to Capture Earnings

FedEx has earnings next week...a butterfly will work nicely around that event.

Options Playbook Radio 198: COST Butterfly into Earnings

There are still a few high priced stocks that are releasing earnings, so let's look at COST.

Options Playbook Radio 197: PCLN Skip-Strike Butterfly

Earnings + expiration + implied volatility = interesting situation

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The Option BlockAudio

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Volatility ViewsAudio

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The Long And Short Of Futures OptionsAudio

Your source for futures options information.

The Advisor's OptionAudio

Arming advisors with the info necessary to manage risk.

Options Boot CampAudio

Get into peak options trading shape.

Options Insider Special EventsAudio

Compelling panel & special event recordings from the options world.

OIC's Wide World of OptionsAudio

A dynamic mix of current events, investor resources, & strategy insights.

Trading Tech TalkAudio

We break down all the amazing technology that takes your trades from the click of a mouse to the clearinghouse.

Options Playbook RadioAudio

Break down cutting-edge options strategies and learn how to incorporate them into your portfolio

Options OdditiesAudio

We track all the unusual options trading activity on Options Oddities.

This Week in Futures OptionsAudio

The program designed to help active futures options traders stay on top of this ever-changing marketplace. 

The Business ShowAudio

If you like business, if you like humor, if you like stock symbols, this is the podcast for you.
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The Options Insider Radio Network

The Options News Rundown

Your source for the most important news and information from the world of options.

The Options News Rundown

The Options Insider Radio Network

All of our radio programs in one convenient place.

The Options Insider Radio Network

Options Insider Radio

The original options podcast. Features interviews with leading options figures.

Options Insider Radio

The Option Block

This high-octane program features education, analysis, strategies and unusual activity.

The Option Block

Volatility Views

The premier radio program for volatility traders.

Volatility Views

The Long And Short Of Futures Options

Your source for futures options information.

The Long And Short Of Futures Options

The Advisor's Option

Arming advisors with the info necessary to manage risk.

The Advisor's Option

Options Boot Camp

Get into peak options trading shape.

Options Boot Camp

Options Insider Special Events

Compelling panel & special event recordings from the options world.

Options Insider Special Events

OIC's Wide World of Options

A dynamic mix of current events, investor resources, & strategy insights.

OIC's Wide World of Options

Trading Tech Talk

We break down all the amazing technology that takes your trades from the click of a mouse to the clearinghouse.

Trading Tech Talk

Options Playbook Radio

Break down cutting-edge options strategies and learn how to incorporate them into your portfolio

Options Playbook Radio

Options Oddities

We track all the unusual options trading activity on Options Oddities.

Options Oddities

This Week in Futures Options

The program designed to help active futures options traders stay on top of this ever-changing marketplace. 

This Week in Futures Options

The Business Show

If you like business, if you like humor, if you like stock symbols, this is the podcast for you.

The Business Show