Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

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Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

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

Implied Volatility Rank helps traders gauge fear and subsequently, option premium based off of that fear. Typically, we look to sell option premium when IV Rank is above 50%.

Currently, the British Pound, /6B, is one of the few futures markets with a high implied volatility rank.

With this information in mind, Frank jumps into the studio to present some research on the profitability of 1 Standard Deviation strangles in /6B since the Brexit vote in 2016. Based off of this information and coupling it with the fact that IV and IVR are low in other futures products, Frank urges futures traders to not discount this potential opportunity in the Sterling.

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