Category Archives: Options Trading Strategies

The Secret All Spot Traders Should Know

Although options are complex financial instruments, traders who are new to options can use them for very simple, yet effective strategies: sell options to initiate limit and stop orders. In using short options as limit orders, the sale of a naked put is used as a vehicle to get long spot at a pre-determined price […]

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Volatility on the Rise!

Volume and volatility “Saxo Bank FX options trader Kresten Bechmann says that EURUSD volatilities continue to rise ahead of today’s FOMC meeting, adding that ‘I was surprised yesterday and am even more surprised today’ to see the continued rise.” OPTIONS TRADERS ALERT! This sounds like an opportunity – but keep reading for the rest of […]

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Options Are the Only Way

Sometimes when reading the news and trade recommendations from experts, you find that volatility is a factor to how to position a trade. As many of our blogging recipients know, options provide trading and risk management strategies that spot trading alone cannot. There are always a few holdouts that believe that with indicators and proper timing, […]

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Options keep up the EUR/CHF Floor

Options have their place in setting support and ceilings for currency prices. Look at the recent DailyFX article by Christopher Vecchio, Will EUR/CHF Floor Break? November 30 Referendum in Focus. What’s interesting is not that buyers are stepping in to create a support, but options traders.   We’ve long advocated using options in trading strategies such as […]

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FXIC Video – Options The Next Wave for FX

Is 2014 the year that FX options will break out? Options saw the largest percentage growth of 60% in the 2013 BIS Survey. Dodd-Frank and other regulations are ushering options onto exchange and SEF venues. How will the resulting product standardization and enhanced transparency expand trading opportunities for the buy and sell side? Will these […]

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