How to make money on Volatility before earnings? - Options on Futures | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


How to make money on Volatility before earnings?
Updated: Views / Replies:6,777 / 31
Created: by esby06 Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 100,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Thread Tools Search this Thread

How to make money on Volatility before earnings?

  #31 (permalink)
Hyde Park,
Chicago, Illinois
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: e*trade
Broker/Data: Tradingview
Favorite Futures: Options
Bermudan Option's Avatar
Posts: 484 since May 2011
Thanks: 418 given, 259 received

Ok, we clearly aren't budging on our positions. I really can't comprehend how decreasing risk relative to investment size is not a good thing. Why do you think so many people invest in risk-free treasuries. There are risk averse traders who can participate in a non directional trade without potentially losing their head

I think I will finish my involvement in this discussion with the rational and reasoning behind ITM strangles as written in 'Options as a Strategic Investment' by Larry McMillan

Please register on to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

Please register on to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to Bermudan Option for this post:
  #32 (permalink)
Portsmouth, NH
Futures Experience: Master
Platform: Broker platform
Favorite Futures: options
Posts: 25 since Jul 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 10 received

Right! The question is really amount the amount of money at risk. Putting $10 into a trade, knowing that you can't lose the $10, and that the $10 isn't going to make you any money either, doesn't make it a better trade. It just makes it a more expensive trade.

So take your maximum dollar risk (not cost) from the ITM strangle, and put that same amount of risk into the OTM strangle. Take the $10 you're NOT putting into the ITM strangle and either stuff it in a mattress, buy a bond, or put it into other trades. Either way, the trades risk the same in theory, but in the real world the OTM strangle is much more likely to give you better entry and exit prices.

Reply With Quote


futures io > > > > How to make money on Volatility before earnings?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Fundraiser: Feeding Families in Need (ends Dec 17)


How to use the Footprint Tool to Execute Trades w/Brannigan Barrett

Elite only

Ask Me Anything (Brokers & Platforms) w/Ilan Levy Mayer @ Cannon Trading

Dec 13

Battlestations! Show us your trading desks w/GFF Brokers ($750 in Prizes)


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any stooge can make money in the market keeping it is what is difficult liquidcci Psychology and Money Management 2 August 18th, 2011 06:07 PM
Week Ahead: Debt Talks, Earnings Will Whip Up Volatility Quick Summary News and Current Events 0 July 17th, 2011 07:10 PM
a Volatility and money management journal... darthtrader3.6 Psychology and Money Management 2 May 5th, 2010 03:33 PM
How to make money trading Big Mike Psychology and Money Management 1 June 11th, 2009 11:42 PM

atm, bid ask, bid/ask, calendar spread, cfd, delta, dow, earnings, es, futures, greeks, how to, how to make money, implied volatility, information, iron condors, journal, long term, option trading, profitable, research, reward, risk/reward, slippage, spread, spreads, straddle, strategies, strategy, tapatalk, theta, trading, underlying, update, vertical spreads, volatility

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:46 PM. (this page content is cached, log in for real-time version)

Copyright © 2018 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432,
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2018-12-11 in 0.09 seconds with 14 queries on phoenix