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Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.

Trade setup is key when placing an options trade. Factors to consider include:

  • Develop assumption
  • Consider prevailing Implied Volatility environment
  • Identify time frame (expiration month to trade)
  • Risk profile (Delta)

By considering these four steps to place a trade will ensure consistency, confidence, and awareness around the trade's life.

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