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Trading in a Sideways Market

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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.

Profiting in a sideways market is difficult using equities alone, particularly with ones that are highly correlated to the market.

Short option strategies, on the other hand, offer interesting profit opportunities in these types of markets.

When trading short premium strategies, there is still the potential to profit from the theta decay in the option’s price, even if equity price/IV is stagnant.

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