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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 ...


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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....


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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 ...


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