Explore Intermediate Options

In this section we begin to look at intermediate options, taking the time to understand what makes them intermediate and how they can benefit you in options trading.

Intermediate Options

Selling Call Options
12 month(s) ago
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Selling Put Options
12 month(s) ago
14 minutes Read
Buy a Call Spread
4 month(s) ago
13 minutes Read
Sell a Call Spread
4 month(s) ago
20 minutes Read
Buy a Put Spread
4 month(s) ago
11 minutes Read
Sell a Put Spread
4 month(s) ago
10 minutes Read
Calendar Spread
11 month(s) ago
14 minutes Read
Long Straddle
11 month(s) ago
14 minutes Read
Short Straddle
11 month(s) ago
12 minutes Read
Long Strangle
11 month(s) ago
10 minutes Read
Short Strangle
11 month(s) ago
7 minutes Read
Buy Iron Condor
4 month(s) ago
19 minutes Read
Sell Iron Condor
4 month(s) ago
10 minutes Read
Options Volatility
11 month(s) ago
8 minutes Read
Options Leverage
11 month(s) ago
6 minutes Read
Options Margin
12 month(s) ago
15 minutes Read

Intermediate Options Trading

Once you have a grasp of the basics then take a look at the next steps in options which will help you understand how strategies along with leverage and volatility can work for you. 

Many clients neglect the effect of volatility and leverage even though they play a big part in options trading.   

Understanding the risks involved before you start trading is very important, as losses in some strategies can be greater than your initial investment. Understanding these concepts can be the difference between profit and loss. 

We demystify some of the strategies and terms to help you harness the power of options

Options Margin
Options margin is an amount of cash (deposit) that an investor must have in place in their account before writing/selling/granting options.
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Options Volatility
volatility measures the risk of an asset and its ability to swing around its mean price. Volatility is a rate at which the price increases or decreases for a given set of times.
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Moving Forwards

Now that we have covered the key elements of intermediate options it’s time to move onwards and jump into the core elements of intermediate options, each article has been carefully designed by our options trading experts to give you a wider understanding of intermediate options, by utilising these core elements you can begin to tailor your outlook on the market and implement strategies that work for you.

Selling Put Options
Put option sellers, also known as writers, sell put options hoping that they become worthless when they expire. As a put seller, you have given someone else the right but not obligation to sell an underlying asset
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Selling Call Options
Call option sellers, also known as writers, sell call options hoping that they become worthless when they expire. As a call seller, you have given someone else the right but not the obligation to buy an underlying asset
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Long Straddle
A long straddle is a strategy in which you buy a call option and a put option, typically at the money, both with the same strike price and expiration. Together, they produce a position that will profit if the stock makes a big move either up or down.
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