Getting Started

What is an Option? Part 2

Part 2 of definitions and basics of options trading Read Article

Options Pricing

The Options Industry Council offers the basics on getting started with options investing. Read Article

What is an Option?

Using options as investment tools and determining the value and price of an option. Read Article

What is an Option? Part 1

Definitions and other introductory material on options. Read Article

What is an Option? Part 3

The Options Industry Council offers the basics on getting started with options investing. Read Article

Getting Started in Options

The Options Industry Council offers the basics on getting started with options investing. Read Article

Options — Benefits and Risks

The Options Industry Council offers the basics on getting started with options investing. Read Article

4 Benefits of Selling Options

When you buy options, you have to be right about market direction and about the amount of time it will take the market to move. But did you know that it is possible to be on the other side of the trade? Read Article

Understanding How Implied Volatility Affects Options Traders

When used correctly, implied volatility can control your risk and help you make smarter trades by getting a better read on market behavior. Read Article

3 Little Option Trading Mistakes That Could Cost You Big

Find out what common mistakes traders make that lead to big losses -- and how to avoid them. Read Article

Understanding How Implied Volatility Affects Options Traders – Part Three

Trading options on the VIX is different from most stock option trading, but can be extremely profitable. Here's how to do it. Read Article

Understanding How Implied Volatility Affects Options Traders: Part Two

The VIX is one of the most useful forms of implied volatility and can signal important trends in the market. Here's how to identify them. Read Article

Options Pricing: Bid-Ask Spread

Every option has two prices at any time of the trading day: the bid and the ask price. Read Article

Options Expiration, Exercise and Assignment

Whether you are an options buyer or seller, you will want to make sure you understand how these three critical factors can affect your trades. Read Article

Options Delta: Understanding Delta in Options

Find out how delta can help you to determine the probability that an option will expire in the money. Read Article

Predicting Volatility With the VIX, Part 3

Learn how you can trade changes in the VIX through futures, options or exchange-traded notes (ETNs). Read Article

Predicting Volatility With the VIX, Part 2

Learn how the VIX can be used to help identify entry and exit points, even when market volatility is high. Read Article

Predicting Volatility With the VIX

The VIX is the best gauge of risk and sentiment available to the investing public, and can be used effectively by any trader within any market. Read Article

Strike the Right Position

Part of the options profit equation is knowing what type to buy and when. Read Article