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Theta Decay | A Visual Explanation

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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.

The time remaining until an option's expiration is an important feature of an options price. The more time until expiration, the more time that is available for the stock to move and therefore the more premium built into the option's price. The option's premium will decrease over time. This is known as Theta decay. As sellers of option premium, we want to have a large amount of theta decay at all times. Today, Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista provide some great visuals of how options will decay over the expiration cycle. The guys look at at the money (ATM), in the money (ITM) and out of the money (OTM) options as they all decay differently. They explain how the rates of theta decay are different for these options and show why they look to manage trades early!

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