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Options: Introduction To Trading Horizontal Spreads On Seasonality

Options: Introduction To Trading Horizontal Spreads On Seasonality

 

 

In the previous article we told you about the idea of trading options on commodity futures with the help of calendar strategies. In brief, commodity futures are influenced by seasonal factors.
 

 

 

 

 

 

However, using calendar spreads in futures trading is attended with the same unpleasant issues like the necessity to trade the given asset directly, with placing stop-loss orders etc.
 
Fortunately, we came up with the idea of trading options instead of futures. Indeed, trading options with the help of calendar strategies is another story as compared to futures spreads. Moreover, some positive factors connected with seasonality can be inherited by option trading strategies, i.e. seasonal appreciation of one contract against the other, which gives option spreads another competitive edge. Once the seasonal factors fail, we are defended by time decay, which is profitable in this case.
 
So, last time we (the Option Trading Department of Masterforex-V Academy) traded corn: a June option was sold while an August option was bought.
 
Let’s monitor the trade. The plan hasn’t worked so far as the seasonal downtrend is delayed (it should have started in early March).

 

 

 

 

The chart above indicates that the spread price has gone 10 points (or $500) up from the entry level.   Now let’s have a look at the riskrofile of our calendar spread (it consists of 4 sold and 4 purchased options):

 

 

 

 

 The paper loss is $200. Why is it a paper loss? If the price stays at this point at expiration, we will get some $2000 as a reward. If the seasonality does work, we will earn extra money.

 

 

 

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Forex: Euro Consolidates Versus Dollar As IMF Drops Global Economic Projection

 

Today, on July 25th, the common European currency keeps on regaining a little bit of tis value lost against the US Dollar over the last few days. The currency pair is consolidating at this point. Close to the end of the European trading session, EURUSD traded 0,3% higher around 1.3470.

Publication date: 25 July 04:59 AM

FBS Introduces New Account Types

More and more young and promising companies  come to the international Forex broking business, which certainly toughens the competition inside the industry. This leads us to believe that most broking companies (especially the younger ones) have to face severe competition as they fight for new clients and they really strive hard to deserve the right to render broking services in the contemporary Forex industry, which can sometimes be a very rough environment.

 
Publication date: 25 July 01:44 AM

IQ Option Starts Tournaments of Turbo Options for Forex Traders

Today Forex market gives numerous opportunities of getting stable profit. Trade on binary options is one of most popular variants.

Publication date: 24 July 05:36 PM

MasterForex-V Academy Gives Larson and Holtz a Test Drive

 

Choosing a reputable Forex broker is a real challenge for any trader. Yet, it is an inseparable part of the way to success in Forex trading. What makes a reliable broker? There are many aspects that make a reputable trading business, from competitive trading conditions coupled with innovative solutions and client-oriented approach to major licenses and awards.
 
Publication date: 24 July 09:03 AM

Masterforex-V Expo: Best PAMM Services. July 2014

 

If you want to get from rags to riches these days, working for someone else is not enough. Apparently, investing is a excellent opportunity to generate extra passive income. However, a lot of people don’t actually know how to invest so that this activity could generate stable income. Luckily, today’s Forex industry offers you a great opportunity to make money even if you know little or completely nothing about investing or trading….
 
Publication date: 24 July 08:24 AM

EURUSD Outlook

 

Yesterday's trading sessions turned out to be neutral for EURUSD. The currency pair ended the trading day fluctuating within the scope of the price range 1.3454 and 1.3473. Still, during the overnight trading hours the common currency lost a bit of its value against the US Dollar, thereby setting a new low at 1.3437.
Publication date: 24 July 07:43 AM

Forex: Euro Consolidates Close To 1,3472

 

The European trading session on July 23rd could be a failure for the common European currency since EURUSD declined down to the 8-month low, thereby reaching 1,3454. At the same time, EURJPY  and EURGBP declined set  new 5-month  and 22-month lows at 136,41 and 0,7872 respectively.
 
Publication date: 23 July 09:01 AM

Winner of Trader Contest “Larson and Holz” Tells about Secrets of his Success at Forex

 

There exists a great number of different contests for traders at Forex market. But by no means are all of them equally effective. Moreover, some of them, held by “kitchens”, promise great money prizes, chic SUVs, and keys from apartments, but in fact draw participants into real market, where the former happily empty the deposits of the latter.
 
Publication date: 22 July 06:47 PM

EURUSD: Euro Goes Down to 1.3458 Against US Dollar

 

During today's American trading session, the common European currency is still going down, thereby following the tendency seen last week. During the European trading session the bears managed to make the common currency devalue against its American counterpart down to the 5-month low, which used to be 1.3476. At the second part of the trading day, the price made another low. This time it was 1.3458.
Publication date: 22 July 11:09 AM

EURUSD: Euro Keeps Going Down

 

Yesterday, trading session was subject to low volatility, which is not typical of such a major as EURUSD. The currency pair spent entire trading day fluctuating within the scope of a pretty tight price range between 1.3512 and 1.3548.
 
Publication date: 22 July 07:31 AM