In this video, Seth Freudberg gives a recent example of just such a situation in the July and August Bearish Butterfly trades. Often times, in options trading, the conditions that will cause one trade to lose are the exact conditions that will allow another trade to win.
This video covers a technique for cutting a position’s exposure to increased options volatility under these circumstances. Options trading in a low volatility environment is not without danger. If the market sells off, options volatility will increase causing a larger than normal drawdown on positions opened in a low volatility period.
In this video, we review the myth that trading in low volatility times is unfavorable. Most options traders complain when volatility is low because they are getting paid less well for options risk. But the evidence seems to show that low volatility times are actually more profitable than high volatility times.
In this video, Seth Freudberg discusses the considerations in trading options strategies using filters. Some traders like to use filters to find trading candidates for particular strategies. There are some dangers in using filters to set up options trades for strategies for unfamiliar ticker symbols.