Trading weekly options PDF

Trading weekly options PDF

Trading weekly options PDF explains the unique pricing and behavioral characteristics of weekly options and shows how to take advantage of those unique features using traditional option strategies.

Category: Options

Author: Russell Rhoads

Language: English

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Introduction- Trading weekly options PDF

Weekly options are traded on all major indices, as well as high volume stocks and ETFs. They continue to surge in popularity, accounting for as much as twenty percent of daily options volume. And while existing options strategy can be used with weeklys, they are particularly conducive to premium selling strategies and short-term trades based on a news item or technical pattern. With this timely guide, and its companion video, you’ll learn exactly how to use weeklys to make more money from option selling strategies and how to make less expensive bets on short-term market moves.

Written by Russell Rhoads, a top instructor at the CBOE’s Options Institute, Trading Weekly Options + Video skillfully explains the unique pricing and behavioral characteristics of weekly options and shows how to take advantage of those unique features using traditional option strategies.

  • The first book and video combination product focused solely on weekly options
  • Outlines the most effective trading strategies associated with weekly options, including taking advantage of the accelerating time-decay curve when an option approaches expiration
  • Filled with the practical, real-world insights of author Russell Rhoads, an expert in this field

Created with both the experienced and beginning option traders in mind, this book and video package will help you make the most of your time trading weekly options.

Table of Contents- Trading weekly options PDF

Chapter 1: Introducing Weekly Options
Evolution of Weekly Options
Popularity of Weekly Options
Option Expiration Dates Explained
Option Symbols and Weeklys
Chapter 2: Short-Term Index Options
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJX)
Russell 2000 (RUT)

S&P 100 Weeklys (OEX and XEO)
Index Option Comparisons
Comparing Index and Exchange-Traded Fund Options
Chapter 3: Weekly Options on Equities and ExchangeTraded Products Stocks
Exchange-Traded Products
Leveraged Exchange-Traded Products
Inverse Exchange-Traded Products
Volatility-Related Exchange-Traded Products
Chapter 4: Option-Pricing Factors and Short-Dated
Option Contracts
Underlying Market Price
Days to Expiration
Implied Volatility
Interest Rates
Chapter 5: Time Decay and Short-Dated Options
Behavior of Time Decay
Weekends and Time Decay

Time Decay and Trading Decisions
Avoiding Time Decay
Chapter 6: Implied Volatility and Weekly Options
Time to Expiration and Implied Volatility
Interpreting Implied Volatility
Behavior of Implied Volatility
Implied Volatility across Expiration Dates and
Strike Prices
Chapter 7: Developing Your Trading Plan
Markets to Trade
Trading Strategies
Trading Decisions
Capital and Risk Management
Keeping a Trading Record
Tying It All Together
Chapter 8: Long Option Trades
Long Call
Long Put
Chapter 9: Short Option Trades
Short Call
Short Put
Selling a Put to Purchase Shares
CBOE PutWrite Index

Tying Short-Dated Option Selling Together
Chapter 10: Covered Calls and BuyWrites
Covered Call Basics
Covered Call Trading Examples
Covered Calls and Dividends
Index Options and Covered Calls
CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index
CBOE S&P 500 2 Percent OTM BuyWrite Index
Chapter 11: Hedging with Short-Dated Options
Protective Put
Protective Put Trading Example
The Collar
Trading Example Using the Collar
The Modified Collar
The Modified Collar Trading Example
Chapter 12: Bullish Spread Trading
Bullish Vertical Spread
Bullish Spread Trading Examples
Chapter 13: Bearish Spread Trading
Bearish Vertical Spread
Bearish Spread Trading Examples
Chapter 14: Neutral Spread Trading

Iron Butterfly
Iron Butterfly Trading Examples
Iron Condor
Iron Condor Trading Examples
Chapter 15: Split Strike Long Spreads
Synthetic Long and Short
Split-Strike Positions
Split-Strike Trading Example
Bull-Put Spread Plus Long Call
Chapter 16: Calendar Spreads
Calendar Spread Overview
Time Value and Implied Volatility
Option Skew
Trading Example
Chapter 17: Diagonal Spreads
Diagonal Spread Overview
Short-Term Diagonal Spreads
Short-Term Bullish Diagonal Spread
Short-Term Bearish Diagonal Spread
Long-Term Diagonal Spreads
Long-Term Bullish Diagonal Spread Trade
Bearish Diagonal Spread Trade
Chapter 18: Trading Earnings Releases with Short-Dated
Stock Prices and Earnings
Option Prices and Earnings
The Earnings Announcement
Earnings Trades
Earnings Trading Strategies
Chapter 19: Leveraged Exchange-Traded Products
Leveraged Long
Leveraged Short
Chapter 20: VIX-Related Exchange-Traded Products
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY)

About the author

Russell Rhoads, CFA, is an instructor for the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He teaches about 90 classes a year and conducts webinars on behalf of the CBOE and a variety of brokerage firms. Rhoads’s twenty-year trading career has included positions at a variety of trading firms and hedge funds. His background includes trading and analysis, and he is the author of the Wiley titles Trading VIX Derivatives, Candlestick Charting for Dummies, and Option Spread Trading. Rhoads graduated with an MS in finance from the University of Memphis and a master’s certificate in financial engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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