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3,317 posts
msg #112399
Ignore four
3/23/2013 11:21:01 PM

350 posts
msg #112406
Ignore gmg733
3/24/2013 8:10:30 PM

Two thoughts.

1. Straddle strangle needs significant movement to make money. You will essentially minimize your direction delta. So you need gamma on your side. Secondly, theta is highest for at the money options.
2. The market will pump up the volatility prior to the event. So if you are holding through the event, vol crush will, well, crush you.

18 posts
msg #112412
Ignore leonsf
3/24/2013 10:27:45 PM

If you use this strategy, you better make sure the stock moves and moves a lot in either direction, if the stock does not move, you lose!

230 posts
msg #112414
Ignore wkloss
3/25/2013 12:05:07 AM

And it would be wise to attend options training. There aren't many self taught options traders.

3,317 posts
msg #112526
Ignore four
3/30/2013 1:04:28 PM

thank you (all)

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