Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Options Trading Volatility

The talk these days in options trading seems to be all about volatility. Options trading volatility is nothing new. The prime reference for options trading volatility is the VIX. According to the CBOE web site, “The CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed [...]

Picking Options

Picking options is like picking stocks in the stock market but more involved. In the stock market you can buy a stock or short a stock. In occasional options trading or if you are making a living trading options there is more to do in picking options. The first choice in picking options is to [...]

Options Trading Volume

Options trading volume varies with the belief that prices of underlying equities will fluctuate. For example, institutions that are writing puts in options trading may not believe that a stock or commodity price will fall but those buying puts do. It is not the change in price of the underlying that drives interest and increases [...]