Bank of Montreal Stock (BMO) continues to be under pressure and looks ready to break through the $80 support level. Investors are obviously upset with the revenue in the last quarter and believe the outlook for the upcoming year is not better. Many believe a lot of the Canadian Banks have topped out and will move lower into 2015.
Yesterday I sold the $79 put option for Dec 20 expiry on Bank of Montreal. Today the stock is lower , yet the spread is not and in fact is less. Why does this happen and how can an investor use this to their advantage when selling options. This is an opinion piece and I know a lot of market makers will disagree with me on this, but this has been my experience and here is how I use it to my advantage.
Understanding how the market makers price options can go a long way toward safety when selling options, buying options and setting up spreads.
The focus of this strategy article is on Put Selling, although the tips in this article can be used for any option trading. This article is for FullyInformed members
Using The Market Maker as another Put Selling tool
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