I just started my options trading journey and I'm looking for a little guidance. I understand the very basics of options trading and and currently have a TD Ameritrade account, so I have access too the ThinkorSwim charting software. Right now I am reading Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets to help with my chart analysis. As I read more and more it's definitely feels a little overwhelming. My questions : 1. What should I focus on learning when it comes to basic chart analysis (IE trendlines, RSI, MACD, etc. etc.) 2. When it comes to structuring positions, are there any that a newbies should learn before any others? A friend of mine who trades suggested beginning with bull put spreads/ bear call spreads. 3. Are there any "must-read" books or online resources I should be looking at? Thank you in advance for questions, and I look forward to being in the community!