It’s Friday and thus it’s time for the third installment in our tutorial series on option theory. In the last two installments we we covered options basics and then did our best to give you a head start on how to interpret option greeks. Today we’re going to jump right into debit spreads and explain why they often may be preferable to trading naked options.
We are seeing quite a bit of activity this morning with Draghi attempting to jawbone the EUR lower albeit with limited success as the EUR/USD seems to be ready to deploy its second stage rocket boosters. If nothing else he’s giving Yellen a brilliant run for her money when it comes to insinuating more dovish monetary policies despite having run out of ammunition and now attempting to face forex vigilantes armed with a BB gun. There will be blood, mark my words.
Still nothing to report on the setups front and I’m starting to chew my toenails out of boredom. Actually I’m kidding – I’ve been spending some time looking into some possible IV crush scenarios and as soon as Jay The Executioner and I are have put together a pertinent game plan I’ll be sharing more on that subject. Hopefully before this earnings season concludes – if not then most definitely the next one.
You may have noticed the lack of setups in the past week or so and I can assure you that it’s not for a lack of trying. However at the current time good directional entries seem to be few and far between. Fortunately we are in the mid of earning season and that may open up some opportunities for some nifty neutral volatility plays. If I take any I’ll be sure to share them here of course. In the interim I prefer to bide my time and wait for better odds to present themselves.