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Option Time Spreads: Inherent Risks, Potential Headaches, and Possible Outcomes

Option Time Spreads: Inherent Risks, Potential Headaches, and Possible Outcomes

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Jul / 17 / 2023
2:00 pm - EDT
Mathew Cashman

Why limit your trading to options in just one month? When Implied Volatility levels are moving around the risk and opportunities aren’t just in the front month options. On occasion, you can find leveraged opportunities if the metrics line up in certain ways. On July 17th,  join us for a live webinar led by Mat Cashman, a former market maker and current OIC instructor, as he presents “Option Time Spreads: Inherent Risks, Potential Headaches, and Possible Outcomes”. During this presentation, we will discuss:

  • What is a Time Spread?
  • Inherent Risks of Time Spreads
  • How does Duration affect Option Greeks?
  • How you might expect Time Spreads to move
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Disclosure: Options (with multiple legs)

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For information on the uses and risks of options, you can obtain a copy of the Options Clearing Corporation risk disclosure document titled Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options by clicking the link below. Multiple leg strategies, including spreads, will incur multiple transaction costs. "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options"

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