Category: Option Greeks

  • Trading Monster Beverage’s Boom And Bust, All In A Day

    Monster Beverage Corp (MNST) recently traded in a very volatile manner. Just before lunch on April 30th, MNST spiked sharply due to an M&A rumour that The Coca-Cola Company (KO) was in talks to buy Monster. As a result MNST spiked almost +30% to $83.96 from ~ $64 Later, for several hours it then traded…

  • How Implied Volatility Can Make Money, A Lot of It

    The most powerful force is an “invisible” one; because you can always prepare for the visible forces but the one that can cause most gain or pain is the one that you can’t see. Implied volatility is one such force when trading financial markets. I introduced Ms Vega as personification for Implied Volatility. Depending upon…

  • Opportunities Abound, Either Way

    For the past few days, Markets have shown amazing resilience to make a comeback from triple digit losses (I am referring to Dow) netting out no significant change. But one thing is for sure, intraday moves are becoming larger.  So pls start to pay close attention to market internals. I don’t know which direction markets…

  • Did You Notice This?

    US Stock market registered a positive 1st full week for the Year 2010. For background, this is a week that is closely watched by market participants for if as goes the 1st week, so is the year; some say that probability rate is greater than 85% (Feel free to dig past data to see the…

  • OPNewsletter (Outperformance)- May’09 +6.1%

    Option Trading is equally useful to retail traders and can generate consistent income if used properly. Hope you enjoyed the free trade alerts for some earnings play (You may sign-up for the Basic membership that is free till Dec 2009) A Fantastic week for OPNewsletter! We played HAL, IBM, UPS and AMZN for earnings and…

  • Jan 19, 2007; So what?

    Today is Jan’07 options expiration day. Those who would like to trade the whole day, options may offer great opportunity. All the theta gains as most will have zero time value by the end of the day. High theta ATM options may offer dramatic percentage gains. The option will move in tandem with the stock, so for…