Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Options Trading Vocabulary

To get a head start when you want to learn how to trade stock options you need to learn an options trading vocabulary. What are puts and calls? What is the difference between American style stock options and European style options? An options trading vocabulary contains such terms as in [...]

Premium and Risk in Options Trading

Premium and risk in options trading go hand in hand. The premium that an option buyer pays conveys the rights of the option. The premium is set by the market and is not a standardized term or condition of the option. It is a payment in full for the right but [...]

Options, Dividends, and Volatility

There is an excellent discussion of specific options trades in the current online issue of Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2013/11/11/interesting-april-2014-stock-options-for-cisco-systems/). The article discusses put and call options for April 2014 for Cisco (CSCO). At issue are the price of the put option or call option, the dividend paid by Cisco, and potential market volatility. [...]