Stock Options Basics

stock picking vs etf

Stock Picking vs ETFs

Stock Picking vs ETF – What’s Better for Beginners? If you want to start investing in individual stocks, keep in mind that it is not a walk in the park. There are over 2800 stocks trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Picking a handful few to invest in is not an easy task. When you mention someone about… Read More »Stock Picking vs ETFs

what is theta of a stock option

The Greeks: Theta and Vega of a Stock Option

The greeks, such as Theta and Vega, of stock options help us explain the price of the stock option contract. These are theoretical concepts, which are directionally correct, but the option price changes are not guaranteed to follow any exact ‘formula’. In this post we will explore the concept of theta of a stock option and also understand what Vega is. What… Read More »The Greeks: Theta and Vega of a Stock Option

Levels in Options Trading

Levels In Options Trading

Why are There Levels in Options Trading? Trading Stock Options is risky. Options provide leverage, that can make quick gains for the traders, but can also make quick losses for them. Brokerages set up levels in options trading as a guardrail to prevent unsuspecting traders from placing trades they do not fully understand and potentially losing money. Level 1 allows… Read More »Levels In Options Trading

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Stock Options

What Are Stock Options? Stock options are contracts that give investors the right (but not obligation) to buy or sell a stock at a certain price, before a certain date. Simply put, it’s a method of trading stocks on leverage. For example, when you buy a call option, you buy the contract that will allow you to buy 100 shares… Read More »Stock Options