What are trading ES futures options?
Options trading is the purchase of a contract that gives you the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price on or before a certain date. If you choose to exercise your option, you will need to pay the predetermined price. Options trading can be very profitable and exciting, but it can also be risky if not done correctly. There are three main reasons why trading ES futures options may be for you:
Low risk/high reward potential
A variety of strategies available
- trading flexibility: it allows you to specify the strike price and expiration date of your trade so that you can identify how much time premium there is for a particular position.
- low risk/high reward potential: for some investors, trading options may provide the best of both worlds: high upside with limited downside exposure. For every option contract that ends out of the money (OTM), another one will expire in the money (ITM).
- trading strategies: it provides various trading strategies to choose from, such as hedging vs. speculating on stock price and time arbitrage using call spreads.
Trading ES futures options provide the opportunity to take advantage of trading opportunities in a low-risk environment.