Why would you go through the hassle of mimicking an instrument instead of simply trading the original? The answer is simple: you can design it to better take advantage of the underlying market. Carley Garner explains the benefits of this popular options strategy called a synthetic put.
Options Trading Lessons
Day Trading, Volatility and Options
If you trade volatility, then learn how to minimize your exposure to market risk without sacrificing profit. Larry Connors recommends Jeff Augen’s new book which offers some new findings you may apply to boost your options portfolio.
Managing Your Portfolio With Options, Part 2
What’s the “Double-Whammy” short put strategy? In this conclusion to Michael Thomsett’s series on good portfolio management, he explains an options trading strategy that will not only add cash to your account, but also help manage your portfolio.
Managing Your Portfolio With Options, Part 1
Why is options trading still a well-kept secret? Michael Thomsett explains the background of the options market and why options provide tremendous flexibility for all types of traders, even the highly conservative.
A Quantitative Approach for Trading Calendar Spreads
In the handy dandy options traders’ tool belt of trades, one of the most versatile and widely used strategies is known as the calendar spread. Steve Papal shows traders how to add value to their portfolio through trading calendars.
My Simple Strategy for Trading Options Intraday
Options strategies come in many shapes and forms, but they are all intended to do one thing: make money. Tom Busby gives his perspective on how and when to trade options.
Trading Options for Income
A put option acts like an insurance policy for the buyer in much the same way your home insurance protects your home. Richard Miller takes a look at the strategy of buying a put option, as well as, its risks and benefits.
When to Exit an Options Trade: Don’t Gamble Away Your Profits
Most traders will agree that knowing when to exit a trade is the most difficult part of trading options. Here, TradingMarkets contributor Michael Shulman offers some guidelines to help you put together a sound exit strategy.
Trading the Post-crash Implied Volatility Skew, Part 2
TradingMarkets contributor Jeff Augen concludes his discussion on implied volatility and offer some trading strategies for traders looking to take advantage of these high volatility levels.
Trading the Post-crash Implied Volatility Skew, Part 1
Understanding volatility is a very critical part of options trading. In part 1 of this series, TradingMarkets contributor Jeff Augen gives option traders a lesson in implied volatility.
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