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Extrinsic Value vs. Intrinsic Value

Options are distinctly different from stocks in that they’re derivatives of another asset. The entire value of an option contract depends on factors outside of itself--it’s all based on the price of its underlying asset. Options are highly mathematical in nature, and in some ways, we can quantify the precise value of an option using a model like Black-Scholes.

 

Choosing a broker for forex options trading

Forex options are options that are tied to a currency pair. Forex options can be both call or put options. The option matures in the money if the exchange rate for the currency is above (call) or below (put) the strike price when the option matures. Forex options are usually cash-settled.

What is Gamma Hedging and Why is Everyone Talking About It?

The options markets significantly changed following the pandemic. People got laid off from their jobs or sent to work from home and got bored, so they started trading options. But brand new retail traders weren't selling SPY call spreads. They were buying weekly options in high-momentum, and they were doing it in numbers enough to alter the order flow of the entire options market.

Risk/Reward vs. Win Ratio

Whether you're a value investor or short-term options trader, the game of financial markets ultimately comes down to putting the probabilities slightly in your favor rather than making deterministic calls as to where the S&P 500 will be next month.

How to Get Started as an Investor

Money makes the world go round, as many people are well aware of by now. If you have a measure of wealth, then you also have a measure of freedom and security in your life. Money doesn’t mean living a lavish lifestyle, especially if you want to use it properly and responsibly.

7 Steps To Improve Your Trading In 2022

Gazing at the trading screen or investing a large amount in the stock market is not enough to improve your trading skill and increase the chance of winning a stock. Rather, gathering proper knowledge, and presence of mind is very important to perform confidently in the trading market.

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