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In options trading, the term 'in the money' is used quite often to describe the position of an underlying in relation to the strike price of a stock option. For experienced traders, the term 'in the money' is inherently understood, however for newer traders or investors learning how to trade options, this term can be a bit confusing.
Delta is often used to forecast how likely an option is to finish ITM. Today’s post explores how reliable
Staying engaged with markets is critical even during low volatility market environments. Read on to learn more about positions that tend to perform well during these periods...
Investors will typically buy call options when they expect that a underlying's price will increase significantly in the near future, but do not have enough money to buy the actual stock.
A call is an option contract that gives the purchaser the right, but not the obligation, to buy stock at a certain price. The price specified is called the strike price. If the stock goes up, the value of the call contract also goes up. If the stock goes down, the value of the call option goes down.
Interested in finding out what duration might be most efficient when selling vertical spreads? Today’s post highlights recent tastytrade research on this important topic!
A key part of selling covered calls is strike selection. Today’s post provides further important context on this subject - read on to learn more!
Today’s post focuses on correlations between index options and single-stock options, a metric that can help deploy risk more efficiently...
Wrap your mind around vertical credit spreads with Katie and Ryan's four basic keys to understanding and trading them!
A better understanding of the relationship between risk and reward can help traders optimize their approach. Read on to learn more!
Volatility in some well-known international ETFs experienced a big surge prior to the French election. Get the skinny in today’s blog post...
In a strategy game such as poker, some players make decisions off of instinct, while others use probabilities and numbers. In the world of trading, this concept is very similar. In this post, we will focus specifically on the probability of making at least $0.01 on a trade.
An iron condor is an options trading strategy that is made up of four options contracts at four different strike prices. An iron condor is typically sold (meaning that you receive a credit for the trade) when you have a neutral market assumption about the underlying.
Choosing an options expiration date can be challenging as a new trader. This post will provide information and tips on choosing an optimal expiration date.
No matter your age or experience level, it’s always possible to elevate or refine your skillset in the trading industry. Read on to learn more...