Tuesday, 24 September 2013

DLF STRANGLE STRATEGY

Buy DLF 125 OCT put @6
Buy DLF 160 OCT call @ 6
COST =12   
 RISK PER LOT = 13000
RETURN = UNLIMITED
UPPER BREAK GIVEN POINT=172
LOWER BREAK GIVEN POINT=113..

Saturday, 21 September 2013

HOW TO TRADE IN OPTION NEAR EXPIRY

Theta changes at an exponential rate. In English, that means that the time value of any options you’re holding will decay more quickly the closer those options are to expiration. If you’re an option buyer, that means you want the move in the underlying to happen sooner rather than later, because even if you’re right about the direction of an underlying, those long calls you bought last month might still be losers even if your stock makes a big move today, because once you’re close to expiration there will be very little time premium left in those calls....

Thursday, 5 September 2013

LONG BUTTERFLY STRATEGY

Short two calls at the middle strike, and long one call each at the lower and upper strike.  The upper and lower strikes (wings) must both be equidistant from the middle strike (body), and all the options must be the same expiration.
Max Loss
The maximum loss would occur should the underlying stock be outside the wings at expiration.
Max Gain
The maximum profit would occur should the underlying stock be at the middle strike at expiration. 
 Profit/Loss
The potential profit and loss are both very limited.  In essence, a butterfly at expiration has a minimum value of zero and a maximum value equal to the distance between either wing and the body.  An investor who buys a butterfly pays a premium somewhere between the minimum and maximum value, and profits if the butterfly's value moves toward the maximum as expiration approaches.....