Options Expiration and Weekly Options
The impact of time decay on Option prices in the final week before expiry is an exciting phenomenon. We know time decay is exponential, but how do the Greeks actually behave during this time. This course on Trading Options at Expiration takes a deep dive using Apple (AAPL) Options Weekly series. All Weekly Option series open for trading on Thursday morning and trade until the following Friday. We follow an AAPL Short Straddle trade from Thursday morning until deep into the following week. The Short Straddle is explained in detail in this course; however, the reader may also view the Straddles and Strangles course, to get a more complete understanding of this type of trade. The Greeks are on steroids during the final week of an Option's life.
Option Greeks behave abnormally during the final week, especially the At-The-Money Options. It should be intuitive that these Options are experiencing an enormous amount of uncertainty insofar as to whether they will end up in-the-money or not. What may not be clear is how the Greeks behave during this time which ultimately impacts Option prices.
Why are Weekly Options special
How much monitoring of positions is required
Role of Gamma in the final week
What kinds of trades are suitable at this time
What Time Decay strategies work in the final week
Challenges and Pitfalls of Weekly Options
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