Some help needed with numbers

Discussion in 'Options' started by evenkeel, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. evenkeel


    I am using the options calculator by to calculate implied vola. Could someone please help with the following:

    1) Is the implied volatility number shown by the calculator

    2) If implied vola is annualized, then converting an annualized 82%
    number to 795 days to expiration would be: 82% x (795/365)^0.5 = 121%. Is this then the implied 1 stdev for an option expiring 795 days out?

    Thank you.
  2. mutluit


    It is clearly stated there:
    "This free service provides basic end-of-day information on specified underlying - such as last value of IV index (for Calls, Puts and their average value), Historical volatility and correlation against major index."
    and looks like in the attached image, Ie. HV and IV for 1wk, 1mo, 52wk, ...

    ...unless you mean a different functionality or link there...

    BTW, the site has a UI-bug, just do this: enter symbol, click on Go,
    click Advanced Options, click Basic Option :)
  3. 2rosy


    looks good
  4. newwurldmn


  5. mutluit


    Volatility is defined as 1 StdDev price change, in percent, at the end of a one-year period.
  6. toc


    Here's a number for you buddy

    Options Trading = ZERO balance in the account.........:D :p :cool:
  7. mutluit


    A value (stock price) with an annual volatility of 82% should
    in 795 calendar days vary in 68.2689492% of the cases (ie. 1 sigma (=1SD))
    between 235.275036% (+1SD) and -70.173741% (-1SD).
    This is using lognormal distribution and 365.2425 days/yr.
  8. mutluit


    Yes, the calculation is correct.
    But see also prev. posting about the corrosponding values that belong to +1SD and -1SD.
  9. newwurldmn


    There aren't 365 trading days in a year. There are closer to 255
  10. mutluit


    True, but 1 year is 1 year, both with 365 calendar days or with about 252 trading days/year... :D
    #10     Nov 14, 2012