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Holding to Expiration

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Today’s tastybite discusses why we manage winners instead of just holding our trades to expiration.

When we manage winners, we close the trade at 50% of our potential maximum profit. This allows us to collect profits more often. If we hold to expiration, we face the risk of: decreasing theta in short OTM options, decreasing P/L per day, and increasing gamma. Therefore, we like to manage our winners in order to collect profits more often and minimize risk.

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