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Neutral Market Strategies – Overview

Lesson 1 of 5
Duration 1:19
Level Intermediate
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Overview of the Neutral Market Strategies module which introduces how to use options when there are relatively small price movements in the underlying asset, or where volatility is expected to diminish.

Study Notes:

In this module, we’ll explore a couple of strategies that may be used by option traders to take advantage of a lull in the markets. And by lull, I’m referring to a period of relatively small movements in the price of an underlying asset, or where volatility is expected to diminish.

Once again, we’ll walk you through examples of how each strategy works, and then show you a practical application of how such trades may be created using IBKR’s Trader Workstation. And while we’re talking specifically about strategies designed for neutral markets, don’t forget that the opposite side of each trade infers higher volatility, which would appeal to option traders looking for larger price movements or upward shifts in volatility.

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Disclosure: Multiple Leg Strategies

Multiple leg strategies, including spreads and straddles, will incur multiple commission charges.

Disclosure: Margin Trading

Trading on margin is only for experienced investors with high risk tolerance. You may lose more than your initial investment. For additional information regarding margin loan rates, see ibkr.com/interest

Disclosure: Options Trading

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Multiple leg strategies, including spreads, will incur multiple commission charges. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options" also known as the options disclosure document (ODD) or visit ibkr.com/occ

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