ACE Crude Oil - February 10, 2020

Below is an illustration trading futures options on Crude Oil.  Our post shows bullish and bearish positions using a combination of call and put options.

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Crude Oil * Directional & Neutral Positions

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Term Structure

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Options fall into the category of being slightly undervalued in non-volatile markets in the weekly options report. Ask about the Weekly Option's Report for more information.

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Contract Size - 1,000 barrels.

Tick Size:  Outright: dollars and cents with 0.01 points=$10

Trading Hours: CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (CST).

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Prices have fallen. 

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Below illustrates a starting position for a strangle swap consisting of selling April options and purchasing a straddle in a deferred month. If prices moved lower, the position could be adjusted.  

The % yield shown in the diagrams below represent an estimated return on margin from projected dates shown below. The structure has positive time decay which is an advantage over holding outright options. 

Bullish Perspective

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Bearish Perspective

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Neutral (range bound) Perspective

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