One expiration date Friday morning, you turn on your computer and notice you are no longer short 10 about-to-expire SPY calls, instead you are short 1,000 shares of SPY. What happened? How does this affect your options trading? Could you have anticipated this happening? What happened? Almost certainly, you were assigned on your short calls… [Read More]
Leveraged ETF options are one of the fastest growing areas of options trading in the market. Learn how to take advantage of the substantial opportunities leveraged ETFs options can offer active traders.
The diagonal option spread offers a great compromise between the vertical spread and the horizontal spread. It incorporates the best features of each while avoiding some of the drawbacks of each. Let’s briefly review the vertical and horizontal spreads including the shortcomings of each. For the discussion here, we will consider only debit spreads. VERTICAL… [Read More]
A Credit Spread or an Iron Condor trade seems like such a “no-brainer” method of collecting income, that it’s very common to see students get carried away in their enthusiasm….until the price starts to move towards one of their short strikes, and the” pain” that they feel is very real, especially since it’s now undoubtedly… [Read More]
In Part 1 of this series, we showed how you could limit the risk of a short straddle by turning it into an iron butterfly, i.e. buying a put option with a strike below the shared strike of the short options, and buying a call option with a strike above the short options’ strike. But… [Read More]
Do you know how to limit the risk of a short straddle? Join Senior Researcher Matt Radtke to explore the power of Iron Butterfiles and learn how you can apply them to your options trading.
Learn when to use these non-directional option strategies and how you can determine if their likely to be profitable for both long and short positions.
Senior Research Matt Radtke analyzes the power of trading non-directional option strategies and details the unique attributes of option straddles and strangles.
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