Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (71): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile
Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a question, post it to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C.
DELTA & VOLATILITY IN COLLAR TRADES
I am a subscriber to S&C, and have traded stocks for several years. However, my knowledge of options is quite limited—I recently found that a “collar trade” can work better than stops. Is delta an important consideration when using options in collar trades where I own the stock? Also, what about the volatility rating? Where do you find the rating for delta and volatility when evaluating which options are better than
others? — Ronald Rogers