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Trade Logic Unlocked

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Trade Logic Unlocked

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

As we’ve shown before, there are always three potential elements at play with the profitability of our option positions: delta, theta, and vega. What we haven’t shown before, however, is a concrete example that illustrates exactly how these three variables are all working in unison to determine your day-to-day profitability.

So today, we offer two examples: one with more gradual changes from one day to the next and another where things go a bit haywire on the final day.

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