3 helpful tips when trading options

Published October 30th, 2019 by Theta Futures LLC

1. Be familiar with the Greeks

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2. Know how to use the CME Core Margin calculator or PC SPAN.

This is a must have tool which allows you to preview an estimate of the short or long option margin requirement before you execute the trade. This is extremely helpful when your adjusting your portfolio or wanting to run a hypothetical margin requirement.

3. Net Delta of your portfolio.

The CME Options Calculator (QuikStrike) can help estimate the delta of a single option or multiple strikes. Knowing your net delta can give you a gauge of how volatile your portfolio is compared to the underlying contract.

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