Deep ITM Back Month Options

Discussion in 'Options' started by elduerino, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Hello Everyone

    I have an idea, nothing too special, but I feel that there are probably some massive holes which I am blind to, and will most likely rip me a new one if I do not ask. So I want to extract the Bid/Ask spread on Deep ITM (delta 1) backmonth options, on stocks that are slow moving dividend paying stocks. Is this going to be a situation where
    1)Dividend changes will hurt me
    2)IV movement will hurt me, I figured that Deep ITM for slow moving dividend stocks will have relatively static IV.
    3)Hedging will be difficult, my starting point was to hedge delta neutral.

    The reason I have thought of this is because I have made a good deal of money market making on illiquid securities before, and thought that this might be a good place to start with options.

    Any thoughts?
  2. 1) Unexpected dividend reductions would tend to hurt a net long-call position.
    2) Implied volatiltity decline would tend to hurt a net long-call position.
    3) Two-sided order flow may be difficult to come by to keep your overall position from getting too lopsided. :cool: