Comment on Basics on Options Shorting/Writing

syam.mohan.vs commented on 30 Jun 2015, 11:24 PM

Odds are in favor of option writers only if they wait till expiry. Otherwise odds for option buying and selling will be defined by the strategy one uses. Also in writing options unlike buying one needs to keep a margin amount. So writing options not that attractive and also too risky (because losses are unlimited unless its capped my more complex strategies) unless one is doing so close to the expiry and that too OTM options. So am more or less an option buyer except when am trading near expiry day.

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