In this module, we’ll explore a couple of strategies that may be used by option traders to take advantage of a lull in the markets. And by lull, I’m referring to a period of relatively small movements in the price of an underlying asset, or where volatility is expected to diminish.
Once again, we’ll walk you through examples of how each strategy works, and then show you a practical application of how such trades may be created using IBKR’s Trader Workstation. And while we’re talking specifically about strategies designed for neutral markets, don’t forget that the opposite side of each trade infers higher volatility, which would appeal to option traders looking for larger price movements or upward shifts in volatility.
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