Options

Bigger Gains, Less Time. Tap Into the Potential of Weekly Options

Traders spoke, and the exchanges listened. And, if the growing popularity of the new weekly-expiration options is any indication, these shorter-term puts and calls will soon join their monthly-expiration counterparts as mainstream trading instruments. Just as the name implies, the newest innovation

Selling Options to Profit from a Bad Economy

In case you didn’t hear the good news, the recession is over. The official announcement came this week. Yes, indeed, it ended last year. So we can all quit our belly aching and get back to what we were doing. Whew – Glad that’s over. Curious that this profound announcement comes 45 days pri

The Weekend Commodities Review

Energies Crude oil’s end of the week rebound should be short lived and ultimately seen as a mild bump on the road to fresh near term lows. Target $64.50 in the near term, confirmed by a break below 71.24 on the Oct. contract this week. Heating oil and rbob both appear ready to collapse a sol

Selling Options on Energies: Is Oil Bull Running out of Gas?

For those busy watching equities, health care debates or the latest unemployment data, you may not have noticed that crude oil has been in an aggressive bull market since February. While the debate rages on as to if there will be a “double dip” in the economy or a second crash in the stock mark

Credit Default Option

A put option that makes a payoff in the event the issuer of a specified reference asset defaults. Also called Default Option.

Virtual Options Trading

Here are nine important concepts you must take into account when practicing options trading in a virtual account by Giorgos E. Siligardos, Ph.D. Virtual Trading (VT) is a general term referring to hypothetical trades made by a trader for either practicing or for evaluation of his/her meth

Vega and Rho

Vega and Rho are two measures among the family of option Greeks. Vega is a measure of an options change in price relative to a 1% change in volatility. Rho is the rate of change of an options price relative to change in interest rate.

Virtual Options Trading

Here are nine important concepts you must take into account when practicing options trading in a virtual account by Giorgos E. Siligardos, Ph.D. Virtual Trading (VT) is a general term referring to hypothetical trades made by a trader for either practicing or for evaluation of his/her methodology. Yo

Options 101

Options for Rookies: Are You Afraid To Use Options? Do the words “stock options” make you uneasy? Without quite knowing why, do you have the feeling that stock options are dangerous and should only be used by speculators? You have plenty of company. Many people are under the same misconception.

Selling Condors

By James Cordier, Michael Gross, Portfolio Managers, Liberty Trading Group/OptionSellers.com A core focus of The Complete Guide to Option Selling (McGraw-Hill 2005) is pairing the logic of selling option premium with the long term fundamentals of a particular market. For many, this means est