Import Option chain data from Thinkorswim in Excel(step by step guide)

Thinkorswim

An option chain, also known as an options matrix, is a listing of all the available option contracts, both puts and calls, for a given security. In an Option chain, traders typically focus on ‘last price’, ‘net change’, ‘bid’ and ‘ask’ columns to hedge their stock positions from rapid price fluctuations. In this article, I intend …

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Selling weekly put options for income (With Professional Risk-Management)

Weekly-income-selling-put-options

Most of the investors are inclined towards the options because it offers a great source of income generation. Call and Put strategies help an investor to generate income and hedge the risk of their portfolio. What is Options Trading? Options are the contracts that give the holder the right but not an obligation to buy …

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Earnings announcement- it’s impact on implied volatility

What is implied volatility? As the name itself suggests, Implied volatility is the anticipated volatility of a market in the near future. Various parameters are used to predict volatility, the most significant ones being the strike price of an option and its expiry date. Normally, volatility can be calculated by simple statistical tools like standard …

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The wheel strategy for options (explained with example)

The wheel option trading startegy

So, you had a conversation with a friend or probably read a book about options. Being a newbie, you search about the strategies to trade options and stumble upon the “wheel options strategy”. Thumbs up to your research work. Now you surf through various websites and intend to learn the strategy. Good news for you, …

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How to use Options Trading as an Income Generation Strategy (with ease)

Options Trading

How to use Options as an Income Generation Strategy? Options trading is one of the most powerful techniques that provide an opportunity for an investor to create wealth. Investors seeking to generate income from equity portfolios on a regular basis can employ option writing strategies using puts and calls to buy and sell stocks. In …

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Options Trading for Beginners (Management and Tracking)

Option Contracts

Options Trading for Beginners As a beginner options trader, learning how to trade options can be an exciting experience, but it can also be extremely frustrating and very costly. There are some common mistakes that lead to many beginner options traders to lose large sums of money in a very short period of time. Here’s …

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Volatility surface chart (it’s impact on the profitability of option trades)

Implied Volatility Surface for AAPL

Volatility surface is the plot that can help you determine the best combination of the strike and the expiry date to maximize the profits on an Options Trade. Volatility Volatility is basically the fluctuation in the price of a product or a derivative. The more is the swing, the more is the volatility. There are …

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Unusual Options Activity – How to Identify, Act and Track for Success

Unusual Options Activity Benzinga

Introduction A common investment theory is that securities that are owned by institutional investors tend to trade with a closer correlation to the financial performance of the company or, in the case of futures contracts, with the overall economy. Traders, therefore, will frequently look at volume and implied volatility to determine future price direction.  Investors …

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Yahoo Portfolio – Export Portfolio in Excel (to use with MarketXLS)

Yahoo Portfolio is a great way to keep track of your investments and stock purchases online. Yahoo Finance portfolio has a great and intuitive way to add your transactions and then track your portfolio in real-time. And with the “Create New View” screen you can simply add many more parameters in the table and compare …

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