Options Trading Course Plans

Learn how to use software to backtest your options strategies, make sure they're profitable and automatically trade!

Why Options Trading Using Algorithms?

We all know that options trading can be very profitable, but complicated. Imagine using software to test and automate all of your strategies, automatically trading and making you profits day in and out. Straddles, strangles, covered calls and more can be automated to make you money even when you’re on the couch watching your favorite tv show. In this course, you will learn options trading best practices and how to build robots that trade all day long, whether you are in front of your computer or not.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • The Fundamentals of Option Trading
  • Backtesting Option Strategies; Using Historical Data to See How Their Strategies Would Have Performed
  • How to Build a Robot That Trades Options
  • A Working Trading Robot That You Can Use

Course Curriculum

Week 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions
  • Course Layout and Tools
  • System Setup

Week 2: Options Fundamentals

  • Call/Put Options
  • Profit/Payoff
  • Q&A

Week 3: Options Trading Basics

  • Typical Strategies (collar, straddle, strangle, covered calls, etc.)
  • Greeks
  • Q&A

Week 4: Options Live/Paper Trading

  • Making an Account
  • Linking to a Broker
  • Verifying Accuracy
  • Simple Example Strategy
  • Q&A

Week 5: Options Backtesting

  • Getting Data
  • Setting Up Backtesting
  • Simple Example Strategy
  • Q&A

Week 6: Example Strategy

  • Example Strategy
  • Workshop
  • Presentations

Week 7: Example Strategy

  • Example Strategy
  • Workshop
  • Presentations

Week 8: Futures Trading

  • How Futures Work
  • Backtesting an Example Strategy
  • Trading an Example Strategy

What Are The Plans & How Are They Structured?

Self Directed Plan

Our collection of instructional videos and sample code will allow you to work at your own pace. Furthermore, our video library is constantly expanding and you will have lifetime access to all future videos and code.

Live Classes Plan

Our experienced instructors will host live classes at pre-established times, allowing you to interact with other students and the instructor. You will also get a chance to work with other students, fostering collaboration and discussion.

Project Help / Tutoring Plan

Our experienced instructors will meet with you, through video conference on a set schedule, to make sure you’re understanding the concepts and to help with building your custom portfolio project.

Options Trading Course Plans

3 and 5 Month Payment Plans Available

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Options Trading Course – Self Directed
  • Lifetime access to our video library
  • Lifetime access to our library of code
  • Access to Lumiwealth community
  • Instructor support through Lumiwealth community
  • Access to Weekly Discussion Hour through Lumiwealth community

3 and 5 Month Payment Plans Available

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Options Trading Course – Live Classes
  • Everything from the Self Directed plan
  • 8 weeks of live classes (2 hours per week)
  • 6 hours of dedicated live Q&A
  • Access to all future videos and code
  • Help with 2 personal projects
  • Get to know other classmates
  • Help with resume and interview prep
  • Unlimited email and chat Q&A

3 and 5 Month Payment Plans Available

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Options Trading Course – Project Help / Tutoring
  • Everything from the Self Directed and Live Course plans
  • Includes upcoming Options Trading Live Classes (8 weeks/1.5 hrs per week)
  • Help with building a custom project, including software development if needed
  • 10 hours of 1-on-1 video/phone sessions or software development time with our experts

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After successfully passing the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can show to employers.

Upcoming Live Classes

July 2023

Registration Closes
July 23, 2023

Course Starts
July 30, 2023

Course Length
8 Weeks (Excluding Holiday Breaks)

8-12 Hours Per Week, Self Paced Learning

Class Schedule
Every Sunday at 4 pm EDT (1 pm PDT)

Lecture Duration
2 Hours Per Week,  Live Over Zoom

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Course Projects

Projects signal to employers that you know your stuff! You’ll build an impressive portfolio of projects that demonstrate your abilities. The Live Classes plan includes the projects below, while the Project Help / Tutoring plan includes these and help with your own custom project.

Project 1: Backtesting Your Options Strategy

In this project you will download and analyze options data, and see whether it will be something that could potentially make you money when run live. Backtesting is important to help you understand how your strategy could perform in the future based on historical data. This is a unique way to make sure that your strategies will be profitable; most people just run options strategies live, not knowing what the outcome will be, we will help you to make sure that the outcome is profit. 

Project 2: Building a Live Options Trading Robot

Option trading is complicated and time consuming. We will help you to automate your strategies so that you don’t have to use your options calculators all day long. Trying to figure out which strategy to use, strike price, expiry date, etc. is complicated, but software can make this easy. By the end of this project you will have a robot that automates all this for you, based on rules that are tested and proven to be profitable.



Nathan is a full-time trader and algo trading developer. He began his journey in quant finance manually trading his own custom trading systems in college. These systems proved successful enough for him to trade independently full-time after graduation, avoiding the typical entry-level Finance path. Upon seeking to expand his skill set, he learned to code with the intention of optimizing, backtesting, and automating his own trading systems. After doing so, opportunities arose to develop strategies for other traders and institutions.

Nathan has now developed hundreds, if not thousands of strategies for clients ranging from small retail traders to heads of multi-billion dollar hedge funds. If a strategy exists, he likely has developed code for it.

As a trader first and developer second, Nathan has made a name for himself in the quant community as someone who approaches algorithmic trading through the lens of a trader/investor rather than a standard computer programmer.

Testimonials from the Lumiwealth Community
Testimonials from the Lumiwealth Community
Testimonials from the Lumiwealth Community

Join the thousands of students that are already learning at Lumiwealth

“I didn’t want to buy a course of just videos. I think having somebody to interact with, like you’ve been great both on Discord and chat… Then the class has been interactive but also you’ve hopped on a call and just helped me out which has been game changing. So that’s why I chose Lumiwealth, it was really because you guys offer that level of care.”

“There’s people coming from way different backgrounds, some people are day traders like me others are more in the field of finance, and so it was really cool to just meet everybody and interact.”

– Agim Salija

“The class has been great. It has done exactly what I sought out. I have learned techniques to help me assess the quality of trading strategies which I didn’t have before. Overall, it has boosted my ability to create a trading bot and more easily test strategies in a way that I wasn’t able to before.”

“For anyone who is looking to learn Python, Finance, and putting together the dots in order to create their own strategy or enter the job market, I think this would be a great course to take.”  

– Rene Serulle

“Absolutely would recommend the classes. I went live with this trading bot a couple of weeks ago and right now I have almost made 80% of the money I spent on the course itself back from the bot itself. The trading strategies that I learned in the class paid for the class itself. I don’t think there is a better return on investment.”

“Learning from you was one of the biggest advantages. The depth of your experience you have and sharing that with all of us is amazing. To have that kind of person who’s willing to teach other people and help them enhance their lives is amazing.” 

– Santayan Paul

“I liked the variety of things being covered the most during the classes, not only how to set up a bot and connect to a broker, but also CAGR, long-term economic data, and things that I wasn’t really thinking about. For example, how long term trends can affect short-term prices. I liked the overall breadth of the class and how it wasn’t just all about the algo trading portion of it; there was a lot of how and what too.”

“I would recommend Lumiwealth’s classes to anybody who wants to understand and take more control of their trading. To anyone who wants to learn about Python/technology and trading and how these two things interplay with each other.” 

– Joel Brass

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