Day Trading Options

Discussion in 'Options' started by uniquetrades, Feb 16, 2011.

  2. Mikey111


    Yes, see my reply on Earnings Play earlier today. You are looking for a strong move on a specific equity - big up, or big down - you don't really care. If there is an inconsequential move you lose Theta and so you would want to close off the position before too long.
    To summarise you are selling reverse Call ratio spreads just before some major announcement or some major anticipated event.
    Generally, you don't stand to gain much in this game, given the risk and given the market maker's spreads, and given the difficulty in predicting the underlying direction.
    Best wishes
  3. No, there are none since indices, stocks and futures never move enough to make money with options. Buy mutual funds and hold for 20 years.

    :D :eek:
  4. A better investment for OP would be a CapsLock key that works.
  5. 1) Focus on the most active and most volatile markets.
    2) You will have another layer of "complexity" in your trading because of the attention you'll have to give to the option greeks. :eek:
  6. stoic


    Yes. But since they are not marginable they have to be paid if full unlike the 25% on Equities.

    (Don't worry about the Greeks)
  7. baro-san


    If you expect a big move everybody expects one, so the i.v. is high (expensive options). Then, the big move comes, if it ever materialize, with a big drop in i.v. (cheap options).

    There was an old thread showing same trades taken with naked options and stocks, on 30 minute charts.
  8. No ....... But there is lots of money in buying just before close and selling the next day.
  9. Wow, you managed to completely leave out IV. Theta? That's it? Tell you what. Before posting "plays" I think you need to learn a little about what you're talking about first.

    If what you say is true, you could just "straddle" (or in your case strangle.....pun intended ) your way to financial freedom and in OUR case a better society :D.
  10. there are lots of opportunities to lose money if you dont know what you are doing.
    #10     Feb 16, 2011