Introduction to Equity Options

Introduction to Equity Options

Imran Lakha

20 years: Equity derivatives trading

In the first video of his series, Imran explains the two basic forms of stock options i.e. CALLS and PUTS along with  how you can merge them to create a whole bunch of various payoffs. He has also addressed their most popular business applications and the motivations that influence their supply and demand.

In the first video of his series, Imran explains the two basic forms of stock options i.e. CALLS and PUTS along with  how you can merge them to create a whole bunch of various payoffs. He has also addressed their most popular business applications and the motivations that influence their supply and demand.

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Introduction to Equity Options

8 mins 10 secs

Overview

Options allow you to take a view not just on the direction of a market, but also the volatility and timing of the moves that you anticipate. Mastering options allows a trader to play in multiple dimensions as opposed to just focusing on the direction of the underlying.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the two basic option types

  • Understand the concept of “ATM”, “OTM” and “ITM”.

  • What are Call options?

  • What are Put options?

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Imran Lakha

Imran Lakha

Imran has been an equity derivatives trader for over 20 years and has run European equity index options trading desks for Merrill Lynch and Citibank. He also spent time as a macro portfolio manager at Bluecrest Capital. Currently, Imran runs his own training company specialising in teaching people how to trade options. This is: Options Insight - Traders That Teach, www.options-insight.com

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