Introduction to Options

Introduction to Options

In this video, on derivatives, Lindsey explains short options positions, four simple break-even graphs, the concept of asymmetry and a straddle trade.
Overview

This video gives an insight into the conditions under which options traders exercise long/short put and call options, and the favourable conditions for straddle traders.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define short/long call and put options, and state when an options trader will exercise them

  • What are asymmetric payoffs?

  • What is a straddle trade?

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Lindsey Matthews

Lindsey Matthews

Lindsey runs Perfordiant, an investment risk and performance consulting firm. He has worked in financial markets since 1992. Lindsey became an MD in fixed income and equities, ran a Risk function, and was on the management team of an Asset Management fintech business. Lindsey is now a Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School, and resides on the board of CFA UK.

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