weighted index ETF options vs regular ETF options

Discussion in 'Options' started by 1a2b3cppp, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. the premiums on QLD options are large, but the vol is low.

    I'm wondering if I should be using the weighted indexes instead of the regular indexes. Usually I trade QLD and DDM instead of QQQ and DIA.

    But I usually trade SPY and have never used SSO or UPRO.

    When using options is there a benefit to using the 2x ETFs instead of the regular ETFs?
  2. I never use ultra etfs for two main reasons:

    liquidity is always higher in the main product (SSO vs SPY)
    no negative compounding effect in main product (adam warner at daily options report did great work on his site although he no longer updates it).