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The Complete Guide to Option Selling: How Selling Options Can Lead to Stellar Returns in Bull and Bear Markets, 3rd Edition by Michael Gross, James Cordier

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17

Volatility Simplified

All You Need to Know About the Most Misunderstood Option Component

We promised we weren’t going to do it. We promised you would learn to sell options effectively and not have to relearn calculus. So relax. You will not. Not even in this chapter. However, it is difficult to write The Complete Guide to Option Selling without at least having some discussion about volatility.

While we sidestep the issue of volatility in other chapters of this book, we do not mean to imply that volatility is unimportant to option sellers. Quite the contrary, volatility can play a significant role in the price of an option and the price movement of an option. It simply happens to be our contention that the base fundamentals of the underlying ...

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