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From Theotrade: Market on Edge

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  I wanted to share with the users this Theotrade video. It’s the weekend edition of November 19th, 2017. In this edition Don Kaufman talks about how the markets are teetering. I watched this video earlier in the day on Sunday and watch that futures open starting it down 50 cents and now down over…

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Two #Options #Strategies for High Volatility by TastyTrade #Video

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  Ryan and Katie of Tastytrade answer viewer questions about Strangles and Straddles.  As a reminder, a Strangle is when you sell a short call and a short put out-of-the-money (OTM) with the same expiration date.   A short Straddle is a short call and a short put at the same strike and the same…

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Weekend Risk and Market Volatility Versus Weekdays

Weekend risk involves to primary option greeks, they are: Gamma – Large Swings in the Underlying can change your risk Vega – A Rise in volatility of the underlying and its options Market moving events can happen to a greater event as compared to the time between the weekdays.  This is both the time factor…

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Jade Lizard #OPTIONTrade on $YHOO for ThetaForums.com

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This trade covers the “Jade Lizard” Trade, with a slight twist, of a further out-in-time long call. This creates an opportunity for a roll of the short put and short call, if needed.  I’ve done these trades with LEAPS with varying degrees of success.  This only goes out a month, which is more consistent of…

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The Best Use of #Option #Volatility in Low Volatilty Environments

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Today, May 30, 2014, S&P 500 is resting at all-time highs in the VIX is very low. Not quite the lowest in history, but low enough that it becomes hard to make decent positive Theta trades that rely on higher volatility. In this environment is actually time to consider debit trades versus credit trades. One…

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Comparing High IV Option Spreads by Tastytrade.com

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In this video Tom and Tony compare short premium options trades against previous shows. In this video they compare and at the money straddle, the Jade lizard, and a broken wing butterfly.   For purposes of this study, the following were used: EWW, GLD, IWM, SPY, & TLT Five years Trade on first day of…

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