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1.20.2018 - Options, the Mechanics of them Bookmark

In today's free investment newsletter, we discuss the mechanics of the simple call option. We talk about the time value, the intrinsic value, the strike prices and more. So many people have been scared off of trading options, as they've been told that they are incredibly dangerous creatures. Well I'm here to tell you that's a bunch of hooey. 

 

Options trading is not more dangerous than normal stock trading. The only big difference is that with an option, there's only a certain amount of time for that option to work. If you buy a stock and it goes down, you can hold that thing for 5, 10 , 20 years hoping it back up. With an option, what ever you wanted to see happen, has to happen before the "end date" that you've selected. 

 

It's called risk management. If you buy a call option against a stock and the option if fading in price, you have the ability to sell for a small loss and move on. Just like putting a stop on any stock you might trade. So, if you've ever been interested in these things, then by all means, give the letter a read. 

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