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    What is Options Trading (Video)

What is Options Trading (Video)

An option is a contract between two parties that gives the purchaser the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell the underlying asset for a specific price while the seller has the obligation to fulfill their part of the contract. The asset can be any type of security [...]

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    February Equity Option Volumes See Slight Declines

February Equity Option Volumes See Slight Declines

On March 1, the Options Industry Council (OIC) released February volume figures. For the month, 349,463,168 total options contracts changed hands, representing a 1.34 percent decline from February 2011’s 354,214,236 contracts. Average daily trading volume for February was 17,473,158 contracts, a 6.27 percent decline from the 18,642,854 contracts traded from the [...]

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    Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 1: Delta

Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 1: Delta

The analysis of options includes four important risk metrics, which are identified by the Greek letters delta, gamma, vega, and theta. (Based on that, it should not be difficult to divine why these four metrics are collectively nicknamed the “Greeks.”) Here we’ll examine what the first Greek, delta, measures. (This [...]

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Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 1: Delta

  Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 1: Delta

The analysis of options includes four important risk metrics, which are identified by the Greek letters delta, gamma, vega, and theta. (Based on that, it should not be difficult to [...]

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Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 2: Gamma

  Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 2: Gamma

The analysis of options includes four important risk metrics, which are identified by the Greek letters delta, gamma, vega, and theta. (Based on that, it should not be difficult to [...]

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Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 3: Vega

  Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 3: Vega

The analysis of options includes four important risk metrics, which are identified by the Greek letters delta, gamma, vega, and theta. (Based on that, it should not be difficult to [...]

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Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 4: Theta

  Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 4: Theta

The analysis of options includes four important risk metrics, which are identified by the Greek letters delta, gamma, vega, and theta. (Based on that, it should not be difficult to [...]

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A Guide to Understanding Options

  A Guide to Understanding Options

You’ve probably been told at some point in your life—quite possibly by one of your parents—that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” While we won’t debate the merits [...]

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Being Bullish, Bearish, or Neutral with Options

Options are frequently referred to as a way to limit the overall risk of taking a position in a market – and they certainly can be. There are also many [...]

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The Leveraging Strategy of Option Ratio Spreads

  The Leveraging Strategy of Option Ratio Spreads

Buying options is one way to gain leverage when trading the FOREX, stocks, or commodities. Buying options can also be quite risky and expensive. Is there a method to lower [...]

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