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#174 - How Do Corporate Earnings & Dividends Impact Options Trading Decisions?: Hey everyone, Kirk here at Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we are going to answer a question from one of our members which is basically, “How do corporate earnings and dividends impact our options trading decisions?” The...

#174 - How Do Corporate Earnings & Dividends Impact Options Trading Decisions?: Hey everyone, Kirk here at Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we are going to answer a question from one of our members which is basically, “How do corporate earnings and dividends impact our options trading decisions?” The...

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#174 - How Do Corporate Earnings & Dividends Impact Options Trading Decisions?: Hey everyone, Kirk here at Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we are going to answer a question from one of our members which is basically, “How do corporate earnings and dividends impact our options trading decisions?” The...

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Mar 15, 2018
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Hey everyone, Kirk here at Option Alpha and welcome back to the daily call. Today, we are going to answer a question from one of our members which is basically, “How do corporate earnings and dividends impact our options trading decisions?” The real question here was that somebody sent in… Again, thanks for submitting questions because it helps out on this podcast in topics and things that we cover. But the question that was submitted was, “Can you talk more about how these corporate actions like corporate earnings and dividends affect trading decisions? For instance, if you’re trading in a security that has a dividend being announced before a contract expiration or is going through an earnings event, do you wait until after that announcement or that dividend to pull the trigger?” I think this is a really good topic. It’s one that we've covered before, but it's worth covering again. When we start looking at trades, we do look into the future for any trades that we’re doing in individual stocks and we want to have a frame of reference for where dividends and earnings come up. Now, in most brokerage platforms, you can actually see into the future a little bit by just adjusting your chart settings and actually showing dividends and corporate earnings. On the Option Alpha website, what we have with our watch list and our software is we have little tags that show you if earnings or dividends are coming up in the future, so that helps out with the watch list. But you just want to be aware that those things are in the future because they could impact your trading decision. For example: I think earnings are probably the biggest one that impacts our trading decision to either get into a trade or not. We generally know that heading into earnings, though it doesn't happen all the time. But generally, heading into earnings, we start to see implied volatility start to slowly tick up. The stock might be a little bit more volatile than usual because it's coming into this earnings event. It could have great earnings. It could have bad earnings. There could be something missing in there, great revenue, bad revenue, the whole deal. And so, the stock is likely to make a big move after earnings, so we start to see implied volatility start to tick up as we head into that event. How that would impact us was that we would not then start trading a short premium trade heading into that earnings event because if we’re going to start selling options, we want implied volatility to either stay low or go lower and that's the total opposite of what would typically happen in that environment. We would rather just wait for the actual earnings announcement itself and trade that one time IV crush that happens or IV collapse that happens around earnings versus trying to get it right heading into the earnings event and taking a lot of risk in the meantime. That's really how it impacts us for trades. That's why you typically see if you’re a pro or elite member that we do a lot of trading and a lot of auto-trading on some of the ETFs and some of the larger indexes because they don't have that corporate action coming up every 30 or 60 or 90 days, depending on what industry you're in. The other thing that we look at is dividends. Dividends for us are not a huge decision-maker. We recognize that dividends are on the horizon for something. That doesn't mean that we won't do the right strategy at that time because by the time we get to the dividend announcement, it does not mean necessarily that we’ll always be assigned by the dividend or we’ll have any assignment risk. If we get to that dividend event and we are in a position where we could be assigned, then we can adjust or close or roll the position. I've never really found it to be this detrimental thing to trading. Again, I'm aware of the dividends, I know when they're coming up. They’re scheduled out and I can see them in the future and as they come closer, we get announcements for them and updates for them, but i
Pubblicato:
Mar 15, 2018
Formato:
Episodio podcast