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Long- Vs. Short-Dated Options: How to Determine Which Is Best for You

by | Jun 27, 2024

Hey, traders… Lance Ippolito here! 

Ever wondered whether you should trade long- or short-dated options? Well, the answer isn’t one-size-fits-all…

It depends on your personality, risk profile and tolerance, time frames and market expectations. 

For instance, a daily or weekly option can and will move FAST… Probably way too fast for a lot of people. But an option that expires six months out, in addition to being very expensive, may not suit your market expectations as far as how quickly it can move.

In my latest video up top, I dive into both types of options, helping you decide which suits you best — because no one can click your mouse for you. 

I break down the essentials of long- vs. short-dated options using real examples like Google parent Alphabet (GOOG; GOOGL) and Meta Platforms (META). 

You’ll learn how to assess your max risk, understand the timing of your trades, and choose the right strike price. Plus, I’ll show you how to leverage market volatility to your advantage, and why cheaper, out-of-the-money options can offer higher ROI, despite their risks.

Curious about how I pick my trades and manage risk? I’ve got you covered with practical tips and strategies that I use daily. From the sensitivity of options to their cost implications, this video will equip you with the knowledge to make smarter trading decisions.

Unusual Options Flow: CHWY

I posted this on Telegram this morning…

And then we saw this right as a $388K order hit in the July 26 expiration, $30 strike calls…

That’s a 30% reversal in a matter of minutes, and the unusual activity was all captured in real time by my News Flow Scanner…

And you better believe I got in on the action!

I nailed my best guess in that Roaring Kitty, aka Keith Gill of GameStop (GME) meme stock fame, was behind these moves… Check out what he posted on Twitter as the stock was “roaring” higher…

Stay tuned for more unusual options activity and analysis!

Lance Ippolito Trading Team

Lance doesn’t want the CCP spying on him, so you’ll never find him on TikTok. Same goes for other social media sites, which are filled with impersonators, scammers and crypto bros. 

You can only find him on his personal YouTube Channel — smash that Subscribe button! https://www.youtube.com/@LanceIppolito 

And in his private Telegram channel: https://t.me/+-gVwEIwGJhplMTgx 

*This is for informational and educational purposes only. There is inherent risk in trading, so trade at your own risk. 

P.S. How I Monitor Massive Order Flow in Your Favorite Stocks 

I recently teamed up with Jack Carter to share some of the explosive earnings opportunities I believed would hit this week…

Specifically, we looked at the tickers announcing earnings — including CCL, FDX, MU and NKE.

As a matter of fact, we’ve seen a TON of orders this week in earnings plays, and the stock of the week: Chewy (CHWY)! The order below hit right before the stock rocketed 30% higher today!

The Chew insanity aside, earnings season is just getting started!

Obviously, we won’t just randomly take a gamble on these tickers.

Instead, we’ll be using a special tool, along with my earnings indicator, to figure out which direction these stocks might move.

While I cannot promise future returns or against losses, if you want to see how it all shakes out…

And how you can start applying this same tool to monitor order flows on your favorite stocks…

Just Head Here!


WRITTEN BY<br>Lance Ippolito

Lance Ippolito

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