Dirty rotten phone calls: The anatomy of a scam

GB’s note: This is a great story from ABC that boils down to that old saying: if it sounds too good to be true, it is. It’s true that sometimes trading can be easy but what precedes that is a stack of groundwork that includes lots of reading, research and structured screen time. Having a long history in options trading, the …

The Basic Fundamentals, Strategy and Vocabulary of our Options Markets

This introductory guide will walk you through the basic fundamentals, strategy and vocabulary of our options markets, providing a solid base of knowledge that will make you well-prepared to tackle these opportunities. The Basic Fundamentals, Strategy and Vocabulary of our Options Markets from CME Group

Meet the Greeks – Part 2

In this article, we move a little further down the track and look at how changes in other factors can affect an option. For any option trader, it is interesting information, but more importantly essential in understanding the risk in a position.

Meet the Greeks – Part 1

(Originally published in Active Trader magazine) What a boring game all this would be if option prices showed no fluctuations! The price, or premium, of an option is constantly changing for whatever reason. As an options trader you must be prepared, armed with the knowledge of how an option price can react in certain scenarios. You can look at that …