Author Archives: Matt

About Matt

Matt is a highly experienced options trader of 18 years, having been a private client broker and an inter-dealer broker in the city of London as well as working internationally in Australia during the commodities boom. He is an expert in options greeks and their vagaries, as his positions are usually comprised of multiple strategies with him trading the net greeks rather than its individual positions. Matt is adamant that a comprehensive awareness of risk and greeks is vital to becoming a successful options trader and is able to set out options in a very clear and understandable way even for the beginner.
Options Education – A Ratio Spread on the S&P500

Options Education – A Ratio Spread on the S&P500

Options Education – A Ratio Spread on the S&P500

Paragon Options is our futures option service which is intended to manage the risk of trading futures with various options strategies. This is an education article that we hope will expand your understanding of options as well as provide you with a trading idea for this week. This weeks blog post  is looking at a […]

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Using a Calendar Spread to exploit High Volatility in the S&P500

Using a Calendar Spread to exploit High Volatility in the S&P500

Using a Calendar Spread to exploit High Volatility in the S&P500

This is a blog post for Paragon options showing one of our current live trades using the S&P500.  This strategy is a calendar put spread using a long 2700 ES Futures put out in June and selling weekly options against it.  The S&P 500 weekly options currently have a very high implied volatility and so […]

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Trading Crude Oil Using a Custom Futures Options Position

Trading Crude Oil Using a Custom Futures Options Position

Trading Crude Oil Using a Custom Futures Options Position

In our last free commodity trading webinar we looked at a geared risk reversal with short calls in oil.  This blog post will go through this trading strategy in detail. With the recent moves in crude oil we are looking to put on an upside trading strategy that would allow us to capture a good […]

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