Options Strategies – The Long Straddle
Number of times times have you been in a situation where you take a trade with great confidence, either long or short, and the market immediately reverses direction after you begin the trade? Your entire strategy, planning, effort, and capital are thrown out the window. I’m sure we’ve all been in a position like this. In fact, this is one of the reasons why most expert traders go beyond standard directional bets and develop systems that are resistant to market volatility. “Market Neutral” or “Delta Neutral” tactics are those whose profitability isn’t entirely dependent on market direction.
Long straddle is perhaps the simplest market neutral strategy to implement. Once … Read the rest