Options arbitrage

Discussion in 'Options' started by Mispe, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. Mispe


    Is options arbitrage a possible and profitable activity for a non professional trader ?
    It now exists for non professional traders, software able to find these opportunities. (www.optionstar.com)
    Nevertheless I have been told that these situations are very rare, last a very short while, difficult to catch when you are not on the pit...etc.

    What do you think ?

  2. We do that.

    The tools you are exploring are never going to make that work; waste of money ...
  3. Mispe


    So the activity is good but the tools are not.
    Do I understand correctly ?

    So what would be the good tool for that ?
  4. The only tools that work are proprietary; send me a resume if you are really interested.

    Hard game; not as easy as a few years ago ...
  5. Harder yet with the flood of professionals heading upstairs into the prop firms. Auto-ex isn't much of an advantage for public traders anymore and fast computers are easy to find.
  6. cheeks


    Because volatility is down?

    Or because more people are playing your game?
  7. nitro


    rule changes...breaking trades...backing away from quotes...

  8. Because of the rules ...
  9. cheeks


    That makes sense.

    I forgot what a mess the options market has turned into lately.
  10. tjrz


    aw, all you have to do is move to the Bahamas, sit on the beach all day and click a few buttons between sips.

    I was under the impression the most difficult aspect was counting your winnings at the end of the day.
    #10     Dec 13, 2002