All About Options , 2nd Edition by Thomas A. McCafferty

By Thomas A. McCafferty

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The rate at which the delta changes (gains or loses) is known as the gamma. It is calculated in delta points. For example, if an option has a gamma of 10, for each point increase in the price of the underlying entity, the option’s delta gains 10 points. If an option initially has a delta of 25 and the underlying option gains a point, the delta moves to 35. The value of knowing the gamma is that it will alert you to which options are most volatile. High gammas mean high opportunity—but also high risk.

If nothing else, a broker or brokerage firm that is designated as a market maker will take an order that is having problems finding a home. But with some of the not-liquid options markets, the exchanges protect their floor brokers from having to take a sure loss. This means you could place Understanding the Basics 23 an option order only to have it come back “unable,” even if the bidask price is at or around your price. This normally would not happen if you were trading stocks or futures. You could get an unable (“unable to fill or execute”) in these markets, but only if your price was out of the trading range.

The more difficult question is which strike price to buy. 00 strike price option has 50 cents intrinsic value and 5 cents time value. 25 strike price is a quarter in-the-market with a nickel time value. The at-the-market option has no intrinsic value and 5 cents time value. The two out-of-the-money options only have time value. The farther out-of-the-money, the less time value. Studying these evaluations indicates the market doesn’t agree with your analysis. Sellers of out-of-the-money options are making them very attractive.

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