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Day trading weekly options can be an immensely lucrative strategy, as it's possible to 10x or even 100x the money put into these strategies. But those returns come with high risks.
In this video, I explain why traders would want to participate in short-term / weekly options, including real historical option data to visualize how short-term options perform relative to longer-term options at the same strike price.
Weekly options can provide such huge returns in a short period of time because short-term options (little time left until expiration) are hypersensitive to changes in the stock price. If you buy a short-term option and the stock price moves towards your strike price (or through it), the option's value will increase immensely.
But at the same time, if you buy a short-term option and the stock price moves against your position (such as a decrease in the stock price after buying a call option), your position will lose money quickly.
Fortunately, buying options has asymmetric return potential: your risk is limited to what you pay for the options, but your return potential is virtually uncapped.
Because of this, you don't need a high rate of success to produce profits when buying options, especially short-term options.
In this video, I cover the main reasons why traders like to buy short-term weekly options. Be sure to check out the rest of the series to learn even more.
Be sure to leave a comment down below with any questions you may have!
=== RECOMMENDED VIDEOS/RESOURCES ===
Call Options 101: https://youtu.be/fUZHmJAvN30
Implied Volatility Explained: https://youtu.be/H-NHZq-skFo
Stock Options Trading 101: https://youtu.be/3bELT5FZCic
Why Early Exercise/Assignment is Rare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pTb1a5IgKM
Options Trading For Beginners (PLAYLIST): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33AZa4cv-o58ldr-5zSn4ROx4SZG7Jyo
tastyworks Tutorials (PLAYLIST): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33AZa4cv-o56a2BO3jpK_PBUFe3FdvxP
Option Pricing EXPLAINED: https://youtu.be/-nnJ4pMBaxA
Options Trading 101: https://youtu.be/3bELT5FZCic