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We're launching 2 NEW options strategies on moomoo!

Moo Options Explorer wrote a column · Aug 8, 2023 01:12
When it comes to options trading, there are a variety of strategies that traders can use to help meet their investment goals and objectives. One popular approach is to use a combination of options strategies, which involve taking positions across multiple options contracts simultaneously in an effort to help limit risks, but in doing so, may also cap potential returns.
The 11 Original Combination Strategies
Moomoo originally offered 11 combination options strategies for traders to choose from (see below).
We're launching 2 NEW options strategies on moomoo!
Options trading subject to eligibility requirements. Strategies available will depend on options level approved.
These included bullish strategies such as the long call and the short put, as well as bearish strategies like the short call and the long put.
There were also more sophisticated strategies like long strangle, collar, and vertical spread that could be used with the intention of taking advantage of volatility or market movements.
Now we're adding 2 new strategies to the mix.
Moomoo has now expanded by adding an additional two new combination options strategies: the Calendar Strategy and the Diagonal Strategy.
We're launching 2 NEW options strategies on moomoo!
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The Calendar Strategy
The calendar strategy, also known as the time spread, involves buying and selling options with different expiration dates. This strategy aims to take advantage of expected differences in volatility and time decay between the two options, while minimizing the impact of movements in the underlying security.
To execute the calendar strategy, traders would buy a longer-term call or put option while simultaneously selling a shorter-term call or put option. The goal is to profit from the difference in price between the two options, which increases as time goes on and the expiration date approaches.
The Diagonal Strategy
The diagonal strategy is similar to the calendar strategy, but it involves buying and selling both options with different expiration dates and strike prices. This strategy can be used to potentially take advantage of both time decay and changes in the underlying stock's price.
To execute the diagonal strategy, traders would buy a call or put option with a longer expiration date and an In-the-Money (ITM) or At-the-Money (ATM) strike price, while simultaneously selling a call or put option with a shorter expiration date and an Out-of-the-Money (OTM) strike price. This creates a diagonal spread that has the ability to generate a profit if the stock price moves in a favorable direction.
The Calendar Strategy VS The Diagonal Strategy: What is the difference?
Diagonal spreads and calendar spreads share a similar characteristic in the sense that they both have long and short strikes at different expirations.
A calendar spread's long and short strikes share the same strike price, which tends to make it a more cost effective trade on entry compared to a diagonal spread.
A diagonal spread's long and short strikes are on different strikes and typically mimic a setup of a traditional vertical debit spread.
Calendar spreads are much more about theta decay and IV changes, whereas a diagonal spread has more of a directional nature to it.
How to place a Calendar Strategy in moomoo?
Step 1: Select options from the individual stock detail quote, and go to the "option chain" page, tap [single option] to choose the [Calendar Spread].
Step 2: Tap the icon underneath on the right to view the Profit and Loss analysis of the option strategy.
Step 3: Fill in your order info and begin trading.
We're launching 2 NEW options strategies on moomoo!
With the 2 new additional strategies, experienced traders now have even more options when it comes to combination options strategies.
By using these sophisticated techniques, traders can potentially generate profits while better managing their risks. As always, it's important to fully understand how each strategy works and to carefully consider the potential risks before executing any trades. In general, more complicated options strategies are appropriate only for experienced investors.
Have you tried any of these combination options strategies before? What were some of the results? What strategies do you want to learn more about on moomoo?
We would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!
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