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  • diamondx_8 diamondx_8 Jan 20, 2013 3:31 PM Flag

    Options - off topic

    dorianpc

    Small clarification:

    "Most options exire worthless. But you paid for them, didn't you?" This statement implies that people are buying the options with the intent to exercise them. I believe the strategy is to profit by trading on changes to the option premium caused by market volatility. Meaning, most of the profit is already made by the time they expire and people let the expire without exercising on purpose.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • dorianpc@ymail.com dorianpc Jan 20, 2013 7:24 PM Flag

      What you say is true, and there are a lot of people that can profit. It is not something I favor becuase they are more complicated, and while the risk is lower, the reward is even lower (on average)
      On the other hand savvy investors can manage their profit and loss a lot better as long as the market is stable.

 
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