Day trading options is also subject to the Pattern Day Trader rule.
Yes, a straddle generates a profit if the volatility of an asset exceeds a certain threshold. But it also profits if the underlying moves significantly up or down.
An ATM long straddle isn't an easy way to make money because each option has a delta of about .50 and initially, they offset ...
Whether a publicly traded stock offers options depends on the OCC and its member exchanges.
For example, the CBOE has five rules that must be met to list options:
The underlying equity security must be a properly registered NMS stock.
The company must have at least 7,000,000 publicly held shares.
The underlying stock must have at least 2,000 shareholders....
Your position isn't clear. The first 4 option positions listed are a pair of short horizontal spreads, not diagonals.
A diagonal spread involves a long and short position in two options of the same type (two puts or two calls) with different strike prices and different expiration dates.
If you combine a diagonal call spread with a diagonal put spread then ...