Futures Measures

Futures Options: Strike Selection

Futures Measures

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

When trading equity options, the at-the-money strike is always at the same place: the current price of the underlying. In futures options, however, the at-the-money option depends on the price of the future's contract, which can vary by expiration date. Pete and Katie use /CL as an example to explain how to properly set up strikes in options on futures. Learn how volume in the outrights and liquidity in the options can help traders reduce slippage and optimize their trade entry.

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