is long straddles safe ?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by jjk2, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. jjk2


    lets say you are anticipating a rate cut, so placing long straddles would guarantee you money ? or at least a high probability ?

    how about just before earnings, you place a long straddle, would this make you lot of money if the prices move a lot ?

    what about today's markets, would long straddles be a sensible strategy to use ?