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10 Reasons to be a tastytrader

Sell Options When IV is High

10 Reasons to be a tastytrader

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In the second episode of the series, Dylan Ratigan and hosts tackle another pillar of tastytrade's style of trading: sell options when implied volatility is high.

Why do we sell options in high IV? Because we believe fear is overstated, which allows us to collect a higher credit on entry and also improves our probability of profit and overall profitability.

Thanks to improved technology and an increasing number of products to trade (such as options on futures), we can better assess when implied volatility is truly high in order to give ourselves the best trade setups possible. But can individual investors overcome the "fear" of entering the market/setting up trades when the uncertainty about price movement is at its highest? Tune in to get Dylan's final verdict.

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