Author: Jim Dawson

The Long Put

The Long Put The Long Put is another of the most basic of options strategies you can use when trading options. It is easy to understand and you know your risk when you enter the position. Most people do however, forget about the effect of Delta on the position. When purchasing an option, I like […]

The Long Call

The Long Call The long call is one of the most basic option strategies you can use when trading options. It is relatively simple and easy to understand, however most people forget about the effect of Delta on the position. When purchasing an option, I like to have AT LEAST 30 days before expiration. Preferably, […]

Synthetic Short Stock

Synthetic Short Stock The only advantage of a synthetic short stock position over just shorting the stock itself is the margin requirements. It takes less margin to use a synthetic short stock position as compared to just shorting the stock. Another reason some people use a synthetic short is because mentally, they seem less scared […]

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