Long calendar spreads allow traders to hedge for volatility risk, especially to navigate earnings season or other corporate news events.
Consider straddle/strangle swaps to better position for earnings. Use option strategies and charting tools to help navigate these vexing volatility events.
Looking to supplement returns? Consider selling out-of-the-money options. Unless there are large price swings, these options don’t change much.
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First in a series of brief, instructional articles that start at the beginning and build to combining and applying basic option trading principles in more complex strategies, including spreads.
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