Time Decay is your best Friend

We benefit from options because of Time Decay. Time decay is represented by a Greek term know as Theta. Don’t worry too much about the Greeks for now, we will take a look at it a later on. Theta is a crucial component for options traders that decide to sell options. They will receive options premium to take on risk. […]

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Importance of Extrinsic Value in Selling Options

The definition of Extrinsic Value is the difference between an option’s market price and its intrinsic value. In theory, options should not trade above their Intrinsic Value due to the time value associated with option pricing. Why is Extrinsic Value important for traders?  We will explain in depth what extrinsic value is. Then we will explain why extrinsic value is […]

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What determines the Option Price and Value

There are several factors that determine the option price of a contract. Most traders are trying to take advantage of directional moves in the underlying stock, and that is the primary driver of the price of an options contract, especially its intrinsic value. But the extrinsic value of an option, also known as its time value, is affected by time […]

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The Mystery of Option Extrinsic Value

Once you understand how extrinsic value interacts with intrinsic and time value of an option, you are better suited to select underlying stocks most suitable for your strategy, and to manage stock and option risks more effectively. We like to sell options in order to receive option premium. Option premium contains three different components, each one has its own unique […]

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What is Option Moneyness

In the world of options trading, Moneyness is used to describe the relationship between the current trading price of the security and the strike price of the option For Traders who are buying or selling options is important to know how far an option is ITM or OTM. Whether an option is in-the-money or out-of-the money it tells the holder […]

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