Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Straddle the Market with Options

The market goes up and the market goes down. Last week we wrote about the VIX frenzy as volatility rose to historic levels. We quoted Bloomberg regarding the 30 minute VIX frenzy.
Among the many scary things traders witnessed as stocks plunged last Monday, one of the most harrowing was the sight [...]

Facebook Long Straddle

A common option trading strategy is the long straddle.
A long straddle is buying both a call and a put on the same stock with the same expiration date. In a long straddle options strategy the worst a trader can do is lose the cost the premiums paid for the call and [...]

Straddle Options

When an options trader is not sure which way prices will go in a volatile market he or she often uses straddle options. Straddle options both long and short let a trader stake out potentially profitable positions for both rising and falling markets. Which route a trader takes in using straddle [...]

Short Straddle Options Strategy

A short straddle options strategy can result in a nice cash flow when applied to an equity that is trading sideways. A short straddle options strategy is when a trader sells both a call and a put on a stock, commodity future, or Forex currency. Both call and put should have [...]

Long Straddle

Many Wall Street traders are predicting a good year. Others are saying that the rally has run its course and is due for a big correction. What traders of both options are saying is that the will be a lot of variability to the stock markets in the coming year. For options traders who want [...]

Long Options Strategy

December 21, 2009 by T.D. Thompson  
Filed under Options Trading Tips

In general, a long options strategy minimizes risk and presents the potential for substantial profit. For example, long calls and long puts will only cost the price of the premium if they do not work out but will pay handsomely if, in the case of a call, the stock rises in price, or, in the [...]