How do you swing trade options?

Discussion in 'Options' started by Darior, Aug 23, 2011.

How do you swing trade options?

  1. Do you leave option to expire?

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  2. Do you have stop and profit targets?

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  1. Darior

    Darior

    Please vote.

    thanks
     
  2. Darior

    Darior

    Ok, thanks.
     
  3. gibson02

    gibson02

    my question related to this thread :
    can we say selling/buying delta neutral strategy is swing trade options ? or just long/buy options? because i find it hard to play long options for swing trade options.....perhaps you know how to do it, Dario
     
  4. Darior

    Darior

    I'm learning to swing long calls and puts, I didn't see much difference from swinging stocks if you get the trend direction well.
     
  5. I think swing trading options is a dumb idea. If you look on a delta adjusted basis, options are wider in spread then stocks. And then you have to get the vol and gamma/theta component right to make money. Worst scenario, you are right and don't profit because you got the velocity of the direction wrong.
     
  6. What's the alternative?
     
  7. Trading the underlyings to express your delta view.