Call option premiums

Discussion in 'Options' started by spreadem, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. Call option premiums must be exploding by now. We've had an incredible rally since the middle of May and the markets are charging forward.

    Isn't it time to look at selling some call option premium?
  2. just21


    take a look at vix.x, almost half the level of march. They're still cheap.
  3. I have been long stock for some time now. I'm looking to lock in some profits.

    I'm wondering ... do I buy puts or do I sell calls.
  4. just21


    Buy puts as volatility is low
  5. Foz


    Of course they have different payoff curves and a positive vs. negative theta, but if you are looking for an edge... With the VIX so low, now might be a good time to buy the puts.
  6. Put your stops in and sell the calls. Think about this for a moment, 90% of all option buyers are wrong. Why is that? Because who is usually on the other side of the trade, THE SPECIALIST. You can bet your bottom dollar he is not putting himself in the position of losing money. Don't ever bet against the house. Buying options is like flushing your money down the toilet.

  7. My objective today (Friday) is to hedge my long position before the weekend.

    Either I'll buy some puts or sell some calls ... I'm not sure yet.

    I'm handicapped a bit because I don't have option analysis software. I can get option quotes though.
  8. Trajan


    Indeed, I bought a 30 IV in csco. Long premium is a better way to hedge at this point. Buy the atm calls and sell stock Chances are there isn't too much time premium because of the low IVs.
  9. I know two weeks to go to cash in on call premium.

    Should I go ITM, ATM, or OTM?
  10. Foz


    The reason most options expire worthless is because most option positions opened are out of the money -- not because buying options is an inherently bad decision.
    #10     Jun 6, 2003