Episode 8 of 'Saxo Options Talk': the art of rolling options Episode 8 of 'Saxo Options Talk': the art of rolling options Episode 8 of 'Saxo Options Talk': the art of rolling options

Episode 8 of 'Saxo Options Talk': the art of rolling options

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Koen Hoorelbeke

Options Strategist

Summary:  Episode 8 of 'Saxo Options Talk' brings to light the dynamic strategy of rolling options. Koen Hoorelbeke and Peter Siks tackle this pivotal technique, answering a multitude of questions and providing clear guidance on when and how to effectively roll positions.


Options are complex, high-risk products and require knowledge, investment experience and, in many applications, high risk acceptance. We recommend that before you invest in options, you inform yourself well about the operation and risks.
 

Introducing episode 8 -the art of rolling options

Welcome to "The art of rolling options," the eighth installment of 'Saxo Options Talk.' This episode has Koen Hoorelbeke and Peter Siks explaining the concept of rolling single legs in options trading, a strategy that can significantly affect portfolio management and trade outcomes.

Exploring the mechanics of rolling

Rolling options is a strategy that involves the transition of an option position to a different strike or expiry, all within a single order ticket. This episode elucidates the reasons behind rolling, whether for offensive adjustments or defensive countermeasures against market movements.

Key learning points

  • Why and how to roll: Understand the strategic considerations behind rolling positions, including managing expiration dates and adjusting strikes for optimal trade positioning.
  • Offensive vs. defensive rolling: Learn the difference between rolling for potential profit maximization and rolling to mitigate losses or protect gains.

Strategies for different scenarios:

  • Covered and naked calls: Examine the specific scenarios for rolling covered calls versus naked calls, underscoring the importance of caution with undefined risk positions.
  • Rolling short puts: Discuss rolling strategies for short puts and whether they serve as offensive or defensive maneuvers.

Advanced considerations:

  • Decision points: Delve into the critical decision-making process that leads a trader to roll or close a position, including the emotional aspects and financial implications.
  • Rolling as risk management: Consider rolling as an alternative to stop-loss orders and how it can be used in various market conditions.

Who should listen?

"Episode 8 - the art of rolling options" is designed for traders of all levels who wish to deepen their understanding of this essential options strategy and its applications across different market scenarios.

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Your questions, our answers

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Conclusion:

In "the art of rolling options," Episode 8 of 'Saxo Options Talk,' Koen and Peter provide a masterclass on this crucial tactical option strategy. By understanding when and how to roll options effectively, you will be better positioned to adapt to the markets and manage your trades proactively. Join us as we continue our journey through the intricate world of options trading.


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