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Understanding and Using Implied Volatility to Implement Strategies

Understanding and Using Implied Volatility to Implement Strategies

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Dec / 19 / 2023
2:00 pm - EST
Mathew Cashman
OCC , The Options Industry Council (OIC)

With any options strategy, there are two types of volatility to consider – historical and implied. Historical volatility is a measure of how much underlying movement has already transpired, while implied volatility, or IV, is an indication of how much change the market is expecting based on the option’s price.

Former options market-maker and Principal of Investor Education at OCC, Mat Cashman will lead a webinar on metrics and specific strategies designed to take advantage of different levels of Implied volatility. During this free presentation from OICSM, attendees will learn about:

  • Implied and historical volatility essentials
  • IV rank and percentiles
  • Strategies for both low and high IV situations
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Disclosure: Options (with multiple legs)

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