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0DTE Options – The Move to Shorter Duration and What It Means for Risk

0DTE Options – The Move to Shorter Duration and What It Means for Risk

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Nov / 21 / 2023
2:00 pm - EST
Mathew Cashman
OCC , The Options Industry Council (OIC)

The discussion of 0DTE options currently includes wide-ranging perspectives on how they are being used, and what broader market risks that might create. But very little conversation has been centered around the mechanics of the shorter term options more generally and why investors have been moving that direction for quite some time.

Join OCC’s Principal of Investor Education, Mat Cashman, for a deep dive into shorter duration options – and the risks that are inherent within optionality when you naturally subtract time from the equation. 

  • Optionality and Time
  • The effect on Greeks as expiration nears
  • Gamma: the potential energy within all options
  • The shift to shorter duration and why it might be happening
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