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        Introducing implied volatility rankings: Learn why implied volatility (IV) matters when options trading.

        Moo Options Explorer wrote a column · 08/22/2023 14:55
        Using an Options trading strategy can be highly risky, as price movements of underlying assets often determine profits and losses. One of the most critical factors that impact options prices is implied volatility (IV).
        In this article, we'll explore why IV is important when options trading and how it may assist traders in making more informed decisions. We're also excited to introduce an insightful new tool designed to help inform your options trading called the IV Ranking feature!
        What is implied volatility (IV)?
        Implied volatility reflects the market's expectations of how much an underlying asset's price will move over a certain period of time. High IV means investors expect significant price movements of the underlying asset, while low IV indicates less expected volatility.
        Volatility, in essence, is the magnitude of price changes of an underlying asset (e.g., a stock). It's usually presented as a percentage.
        Introducing implied volatility rankings: Learn why implied volatility (IV) matters when options trading.
        Higher implied volatility suggests a relatively elevated level of market risk, implying a greater probability of experiencing significant price fluctuations within a specific time frame.
        As the potential scope for price oscillations widens, implied volatility increases, leading to higher valuations for options contracts tied to the underlying asset(s), assuming all other factors being constant.
        This dynamic arises because, given a predetermined strike price, heightened stock volatility enhances the probability of reaching the strike price, consequently amplifying the probability of an option being exercised if the stock price movement aligns favorably with the option type's direction.
        Introducing implied volatility rankings: Learn why implied volatility (IV) matters when options trading.
        What can implied volatility tell us?
        Suppose there is an option with an implied volatility of 40%, and the underlying stock is trading at $100.
        It suggests the stock has the potential to trade between $60 and $140 before the option expires.
        Introducing implied volatility rankings: Learn why implied volatility (IV) matters when options trading.
        As the market anticipates substantial movements in stock prices, there's a corresponding elevation in implied volatility, typically resulting in an increase in option premiums.
        Conversely, when expectations point toward stock price stability, both implied volatility and the option premium will begin to decline.
        Volatility tends to rise sharply before major events, such as earnings releases, and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings, with options premiums moving up relative to what's happening in the market. But after these market-moving events are over, volatility generally falls back quickly, driving down premiums.
        Hence, we can discern why there are instances when the price of a call option doesn't align with the surge in a stock's value.
        Introducing implied volatility rankings: Learn why implied volatility (IV) matters when options trading.
        Related reading: Historical volatility (HV)
        Historical volatility refers to the measurement of the actual past price movements of an asset over a specific period of time.
        By comparing an option's implied volatility to the underlying stock's historical volatility, we can determine whether the current implied volatility is reasonable and use this information to determine whether the option is fairly priced or overpriced.
        Now you can check implied volatility rankings on moomoo!
        Moomoo has recently launched an Total IV ranking feature, helping you track the latest IV rankings and empowering your options trading decisions!
        Indicator Explanation
        The newly added Total IV ranking reflects the weighted average of the volatility of all option contracts that are 30 days away from expiration on the underlying option chain. This indicator represents the market's expectation of future stock price fluctuations. If the Total IV is high, it means that the market expects a relatively large stock price movement. Conversely, if the Total IV is low, the market expects a relatively small stock price movement.
        To access this new feature follow the steps below:
        Step 1: Market - Options tab - stock option>
        Step 2: Option Rankings - Total IV
        Introducing implied volatility rankings: Learn why implied volatility (IV) matters when options trading.
        In addition, you can also view the trend of implied and historical volatility for individual option chains in the app. Under the option chain you want to view, tap on the analysis button to obtain its volatility and theoretical profit/loss analysis.
        Introducing implied volatility rankings: Learn why implied volatility (IV) matters when options trading.
        Introducing implied volatility rankings: Learn why implied volatility (IV) matters when options trading.
        Check out this exciting new resource to help inform your options trading using moomoo's new Total IV ranking feature. Open the moomoo app today and take advantage of all the tools and resources available to you!
        We're excited to bring this insightful tool to our users and look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions. Let us know in the comments below how it has helped you make more informed trading decisions!
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