Options hunting

Discussion in 'Options' started by Comptalk, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Aside from the big companies like Google, UPS, Fedex, etc. How are finding option prospects? What do you use to determine which are possible buys?
  2. What is an "option prospect"? If you're looking for a stock that's going to move in price, then use the typical technical/fundamental tools that you'd use for any underlying. If it's a volatility move, IB has a variety of volatility scanners for equity options as does Optionetics for futures options (and theirs is free). www.ivolatility.com has another (pay) scanner that people seem to like.

    EliteTrader even has daily options commentary.
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  5. Instead of volatility indicators, are there other useful indicators to use? Most options I buy are 3, 6, or 9 months in and are usually puts.