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Delta?

The rate of change of option value with respect to changes in the underlying asset's price.


How is delta represented?

A number between 0.0 and 1.0 for a call and 0.0 and 1.0 for a put. Commonly presented as a percentage of the total number of shares represented by the option contract(s).


What is the relationship between delta and the probability that a call will end in the money?

The absolute value of delta is approximately the probability that the option will expire inthemoney. (The correct, exact calculation for the probability of an option finishing in the money is its Dual Delta, which is the first derivative of option price with respect to strike.)


Vega?

Vega measures sensitivity to volatility.


How is vega expressed?

Vega is typically expressed as the amount of money, per underlying share the option's value will gain or lose as volatility rises or falls by 1%


Theta?

measures sensitivity of the value of an option to the passage of time (see Option time value).


How is theta measured?

the amount of money, per share of the underlying that the option loses in one day


Intrinsic value?

The intrinsic value for an inthemoney option is calculated as the absolute value of the difference between the current price (S) of the underlying and the strike price (K) of the option, floored to zero.


Covered Call

Call option for which the seller/buyer owns the underlying stock.


Naked Put

TBD


Calendar Call

TBD


Long Call

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Bear Call Credit

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Naked Call

TBD


Iron Condor

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Long Put

TBD


Collar

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Covered Combination

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Bull Call Debit

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Calendar Put

TBD


Iron Butterfly

TBD


Bear Put Debit

TBD


Covered Put

A put option for which the seller/buyer owns the underlying stock.


Long Straddle

Buy ATM calls and ATM puts (same #; same strike, same exp. date)
Expect big move up or down, or increase in IV Risk: $ of options Reward: unlimited (When stock is near a strike price.) 

Short Straddle

TBD


Custom Spreads

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Married Call

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Married Put

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Short Collar

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What is a call option?

A contract that gives the owner the right (but not the obligation) to buy the underlying stock at a specific price (strike price) by a specific date (expiration date).


What is a put option?

A contract that gives the owner the right (but not the obligation) to sell the underlying stock at a specific price (strike price) by a specific date (expiration date.)


What happens when I sell a call?

I receive a premium or credit (call value). The buyer of the call then has the right (but not the obligation) to exercise (buy) the underlying stock from me at the strike price up to the expiration date regardless of what the stock is selling for on the market. I can also buy back the call.


What happens when I buy a call?

I pay a premium or debit (put value). I have the right (but not the obligation) to buy the underlying stock at the strike price up to the expiration date. I can also sell back the call.


What happens when I sell a put?

I receive a premium or credit (put value). I am the obliged to buy the underlying stock at the strike price up to the expiration date regardless of what the stock is trading for. If I do not own the stock, I have to buy it at the current market price to meet my put obligation.
I can also buy back the put. 

What happens when I buy a put?

I pay a premium (debit) of the put value. I then have the right to sell the underlying stock at the strike price up to the expiration date regardless of the market value of the stock. I can also sell back the put.


How can I make money selling calls?

If the call expires (i.e., is not exercised by the exercise date because the stock is below the strike price), I keep all the premium I received.
If the stock rises above the strike price and the call is exercised, I also make any difference between the price of the stock at the time I sold the call and the call strike price. I can also buy back the call at a lower price than I sold it for and keep the difference as a credit. 

How can I make money buying calls?

If the stock rises above the strike price more than the premium I paid for the option, I exercise the call and then purchase the stock for the strike price regardless of what it is trading for in the market. If I then close the position (e.g., sell the stock, I make the difference between the strike price and the current market price.


How can I make money buying puts?

If the stock is trading below the put strike price by an amount greater than the premium I paid for the put and I exercise the put (e.g., sell the stock at the strike price), I receive more money than the stock is selling for.


How can I make money selling puts?

If the put expires without the put being exercised, I keep the premium received.


Bid

What a buyer is offering to pay for an option.
(Sellers always want more.) 

Ask

What a buyer has to pay for an option
(Sellers "ask" for this much.) 

Long Strangle

Buy OTM call above current price;
Buy OTM put below current price. Same exp date & number. Expectation: Large movement up or down; or increase in IV 

Vertical Spreads

Option positions that combine buying or selling calls or puts for the same underlying security.


Long Vertical Call

2 calls, both OTM.
Long (buy) lower strike; Short (sell) higher strike. Same month. Bullish position. 

Long Vertical Put

2 OTM puts:
Long (buy) put nearer strike; Short (sell) put further OTM strike. Same month Bullish to neutral 

Short Vertical Put

2 OTM puts:
Long (buy) above strike; Short (sell) below strike; Same month. Bearish strategy 

Short Vertical Call

2 OTM calls:
Short (sell) below strike; Long (buy) above strike; Same month. Bearish 