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  • Strangles in a Stable Market Outlook
    on Feb 17, 2011 in Options Learning Derivatives Trading
    A strangle is similar to a straddle, except that the call and the put have different exercise prices. Usually, both the call and the put are out-of-the-money. To "buy a strangle" is to purchase a call and a put with the same expiration date, but diff...
  • Advantages of option trading
    on Feb 17, 2011 in Options Learning Derivatives Trading
    Risk management: Put options allow investors holding shares to hedge against a possible fall in their value. This can be considered similar to taking out insurance against a fall in the share price.Time to decide: By taking a call option the purchase...
  • Glossary of Options
    on Feb 17, 2011 in Options Learning Derivatives Trading
    American style: Type of option contract which allows the holder to exercise at any time up to and including the Expiry Day.Annualised return: The return or profit, expressed on an annual basis, the writer of the option contract receives for buying th...
  • Long Butterfly Call Spread Strategy
    on Feb 17, 2011 in Options Learning Derivatives Trading
    The long butterfly call spread is a combination of a bull spread and a bear spread, utilizing calls and three different exercise prices. A long butterfly call spread involves: ·         Buying a call with a lo...
  • Key Regulations in DerivativesIn India we have two premier exchanges The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) which offer options trading on stock indices as well as individual securities.Options on stock indices are European in kind and sett...
  • Learnings from the stock marketWith the introduction of index options, the derivatives market is all set to shift to a multi-product environment from a single-product market. Options like futures are leveraged products used by participants to manage the risk in the underlying mark...
  • Straddles in a Stable Market Outlook
    on Feb 17, 2011 in Options Learning Derivatives Trading
    Volatile market trading strategies are appropriate when the trader believes the market will move but does not have an opinion on the direction of movement of the market. As long as there is significant movement upwards or downwards, these strategies...
  • The Put Ratio Backspread
    on Feb 7, 2011 in Options Learning Derivatives Trading
    In combination positions (e.g. bull spreads, butterflys, ratio spreads), one can use calls or puts to achieve similar, if not identical, profit profiles. Like its call counterpart, the put ratio backspread combines options to create a spread which ha...
  • Straddles in a Volatile Market Outlook
    on Feb 7, 2011 in Options Learning Derivatives Trading
    Volatile market trading strategies are appropriate when the trader believes the market will move but does not have an opinion on the direction of movement of the market. As long as there is significant movement upwards or downwards, these strategies...
  • Strangles in a Volatile Market Outlook
    on Feb 7, 2011 in Options Learning Derivatives Trading
    A strangle is similar to a straddle, except that the call and the put have different exercise prices. Usually, both the call and the put are out-of-the-money. To "buy a strangle" is to purchase a call and a put with the same expiration date, but diff...
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