Calendar Spread Option Trading Strategies

October 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Option Trading

Horizontal spread is an option TRADING strategy which is created by simultaneously purchasing and writing two options on the same asset (stock) and strike price but different expiration you date. Horizontal strategy is most known ace Calendar spread because the options there are different expiration dates. Calendar spread, one of many different option spreads, is to neutral strategy.

You only make profit if the underlying price does not move to lot or only moves in a tight range. If the stock rises or drops to lot, you will not get profit because of the volatility. This is to not to not risk option strategy, but it does have low risk. There is not such thing as no risk option strategy. Calendar spread options strategy makes profit from the difference of option premium decay or the difference of implied volatility. Options which is near month expires will lose its value very fast. On to other hand, option which is farther month from expiring will lose its value  slowly. Traders will implement to calendar spread by buying option which is  farther out and selling a near month.

After some time they will review the position by buying the option they previously sell and selling the option they previously buy. This is also called spread TRADING. Investors can buy call options or buy put options with this strategy. But I  prefer using put options because it is cheaper.  I will give you an example. Share of a stock XYZ are trading at $50 . To create a calendar spread, you want to buy September $50 call and sell August $50 call. The September call will COST you $6 and August call will give you $4. The $2 spread is the total cost of  the strategy. For this strategy to work, you will want August call to lose its VALUE to faster than September call.

In July the options might look like this. August call will worth $1 and September call will worth $4. Your spread will will increase to $3. You profit will sees the spread difference which is $1. In order to work the underlying stock price must remain stable. Any drop or rise will affect the Time VALUE and option price. Calendar spread  sees used to make monthly income and that’ s why it is called income strategy. You don’ t need the stock to move to be successful.

For best candidate this strategy looks for channeling or sideways stocks. Those stocks tend to move in a small range. Here are some tips when choosing the stock: Don’ t choose volatile industry like technology or commodity companies. Don’ t have earning release in the coming months. For the news or the their website for possible take to over or mergers.

Discovering the exact option for TRADING strategies to business is not difficult by getting the exact dates and ready to take the risk. You dog also visit this site http://bestoptionstrategy. com/calendar-spread/for dwells info.

Please help in answering this investment problem?

September 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Articles, Option Trading

The common stock of the C. A. L. L. Corporation has been trading in a narrow range around $50 per share for months, and you believe it is going to stay in that range for the next three months. The price of a three-month put option with an exercise price of $50 is $4, and a call with the same expiration date and exercise price sells for $7.

•a. What would be a simple options strategy using a put and a call to exploit your conviction about the stock price’s future movement

•b. What is the most money you can make on this position? How far can the stock price move in either direction before you lose money?

•c. How can you create a position involving a put, a call, and riskless lending that would have the same payoff structure as the stock at expiration? The stock will pay no dividends in the next three months. What is the net cost of establishing that position now?

Should i buy the call/put options of which the strike price is same as market price or higher/lower?

March 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Option Trading

Supposing i they do not have predicted to exert the option and I only want to remove benefit from the commerce options. Inc. E. g Apple is of $ 100 and I hope that " levantarse". Thus am wise I who to buy the option of Inc. purchase of Apple, that the price of exercise is of $ 80? Or he is wiser to buy purchase option that the price of exercise is of $ 120? And the strategy of sale option? Thanks.

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