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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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EURUSD Outlook

 

Friday’s American trading session turned out to be a losing one for the common European currency since the pair started going down at the end of the week. In particular, the currency pair decreased from 1.2837 down to 1.2742.  The US Dollar kept on strengthening even amid controversial US housing stats released on that day.

Publication date: 20 October 10:35 AM

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Publication date: 20 October 08:02 AM

Fort Financial Services Resumes Five-Year Activity at Forex

 

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Publication date: 19 October 05:51 PM

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EURUSD Consolidates

 

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Publication date: 17 October 11:39 AM

US Dollar May Stop Strengthening When Fed Finishes Tapering QE3

 

Yesterday, on October 16th, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis told Bloomberg TV that the Fed should delay the total tapering of QE3 planned for this month. His concerns are caused by lower inflation expectations coming from investors coupled with much more volatile markets. US stock indices were busy retracing before the statement, thereby reducing to nothing almost the entire gains to all-time highs made this year. After the statement, the VIX went down from the extreme value of 31,06 down to 25,20 while the USA’s major stock indices closed the trading session with a rally.

Publication date: 17 October 06:20 AM

USD Loses 0,11% Amid Weak US Economic Data

 

Today, on October 16th, the US Dollar drooped 0,11% during the Asian trading session. This decline was followed by yesterday’s drop against other majors after the USA revealed poor economic figures during the American trading session.

Publication date: 16 October 06:53 AM

USDJPY: Dollar Gains 0,19% Against Yen After Stock Market Rally

 

Today, on October 15th, the US Dollar managed to gain 0,19% against the Japanese yen earlier on the trading day. This happened after Nikkei 225, Japan’s major stock index and one of the major Asian stock indices, gained 0,5% during the Asian trading session.

Publication date: 15 October 09:19 AM

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Publication date: 15 October 06:12 AM

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What are micro / cent accounts? Why are they so popular among rookies worldwide? Why are beginning traders recommended to choose micro / cent accounts (usually $1 to $50) when deciding to switch to real-money trading? Which micro brokers are the most reputable, popular and reliable? Let’s find this out…

Publication date: 15 October 05:07 AM