# Learn Options Trading

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5 topics • 33 episodes • 2 resources • 4hr 13min

Topic 1: Basics of Option

We’ve all heard about Options trading but never really understand what exactly it is. So, in this session let us understand what are Options in a simplified way using real life examples. Let’s begin

There are two very important concepts in Options Trading that have been discussed briefly in this video. Let’s simplify it for all of us to be able to understand the fundamentals correctly. Start now!

When an issuer decides to redeem a bond before it matures, they are willing to pay more than the bond's par value. This is known as a call premium. To further understand it using a practical example, let’s deep dive into this session.

If you are perplexed by how to remember what a call option and a put option does, jump onto this session where Mr. Abhishek Kar will help you in better recollection of the concepts.

Now that we’ve understood what Options are, the next question is why do people use Options? Well, majorly Options are used for three reasons in the Indian Markets: for hedging, for speculating and by full time traders while trading. Let’s check out this video to know more!

Since the days of the barter system, every transaction has had a counterparty. Every supplier must have a buyer. The same is true for options; every option buyer needs an option seller. Let's watch the video to learn what they mean and the risks they pose.

To trade options, one needs to be familiar with terms like strike price, expiration date, premium, and many more. The instructor has covered all the necessary terminologies for options trading using Dhan's platform. So let's begin!

Extrinsic value and intrinsic value together make up the premium for an option. Intrinsic value is reflective of the actual value of the strike price versus the current market price. Time to expiration, implied volatility, dividends, and interest rate risks makeup extrinsic value. Let’s understand better in this video.

It can be tough to understand how the price of an option gets affected with the passage of time. But don't worry since we Mr. Abhishek has simplified it for us through this small yet useful hack! Learn right away!

Understanding the concept of moneyness is very important. The moneyness of an option indicates whether exercising it right away will result in a profit. There are many forms of moneyness that we have covered in this video. Let's take a look!

Topic 2: OI Interpretation and Options Greeks

In this video, you’ll understand how to interpret call & put strategies, what happens with change in open interest and what are the implications. Let’s get going.

In this video we will practically understand what Option chains are and how to analyse them. We’ll learn how to interpret option chain analysis for anyone who wants to venture into Options trading professionally as well. Let’s begin!

It's crucial that we explore the implications and applications in the Indian stock market practically so that you may better understand options trading concepts. In this video, we'll see how, on the day of expiry, the price of the underlying stock starts to rise dramatically in a short period of time.

Gamma indicates an option's volatility in relation to changes in the underlying asset. Therefore, keeping an eye on your gamma will show you how much your delta (position risk) varies. To learn more about the relationship between delta and gamma, watch this session.

Watch this session to understand using practical examples around how option chains would help in trading like a pro

Now that we’ve understood how option theta or option greeks work when we talk about various aspects of indices, it's important to understand how they function when we talk about stocks.

Topic 3: Understanding Volatility Index and PCR

Volatility is one of several factors that influence options price, and we'll analyze it in this video. The fluctuations in the market price of the underlying asset are referred to as volatility. It is a gauge of how quickly and significantly underlying asset prices shift. Investors can better understand why option prices react in certain ways by being aware of volatility.

The NIFTY 50 is used by Indian stock markets to evaluate market volatility, and is referred to as the "India VIX Index" or "VIX" in India. This is mostly a tool for traders and investors to use when deciding when to buy and sell shares. Check out the video to know more!

Undoubtedly one of the most popular indicators of market emotion is the volatility index, or VIX. The VIX offers traders the chance to profit from volatility itself in addition to serving as a useful tool for risk assessment. We also touch base on CBOE and S&P 500 VIX.

The put-call ratio (PCR) is a popular measure for assessing the mood of the options market. As a contrarian indicator, the ratio examines option building and assists traders in determining if a recent market collapse or increase is excessive and whether the time has arrived to place a contrarian call.

Topic 4: Strategies in Options

Both strangles and straddles are options trading strategies that let a trader profit from substantial price changes in a stock, whether those price changes are upward or downward. In both strategies, the same amount of call and put options with the same expiration date are purchased. Let’s see how to apply this practically in this video.

Both strangles and straddles are options trading strategies that let a trader profit from substantial price changes in a stock, whether those price changes are upward or downward. In both strategies, the same amount of call and put options with the same expiration date are purchased. Let’s see how to apply this practically in this video.

One of the easiest option strategies a trader can use is the spread strategy. Spreads are multi-legged tactics with at least two options. When I refer to multi-leg strategies, I mean that at least two option transactions are necessary. The optimal time to use a spread strategy like the "Bull Call Spread" is when your perspective on the company or index is "moderate" and not very "aggressive."

The Bear Put Spread, which is, as you might have guessed, the inverse of the Bull Call Spread, is the first bearish technique we'll examine. The Bear Put Spread is very simple to use, just like the Bull Call Spread is. Let's watch this session to understand how.

The Bear Call Spread, like the Bear Put Spread, is a two-leg option strategy that is used when the market is 'moderately bearish.' In terms of payoff structure, the Bear Call Spread is similar to the Bear Put Spread, but there are some distinctions in terms of strategy execution and strike choice. To know what, dive in!

The Bull Put Spread is similar to the Bull Call Spread in terms of the payoff structure; however there are a few differences in terms of strategy execution and strike selection. To know what, let’s watch the video.

Topic 5: Ratios, Payoff charts and Psychology

If you’re looking to make money in any market condition - bullish or bearish you must watch this session to know how we can do it through analysing ratios.

Payoff charts are profit and loss graphs that display an option's or a combination of options' risk/reward profile. Because option probability might be difficult to understand, profit and loss graphs provide an instant snapshot of the risk/reward for any trading ideas you may have. So let’s practically analyse it.

Trading, according to Abhishek Kar, is 80% about psychology and 20% about strategy. The pitfalls that people commonly make while trading in options can cause their portfolios to decline, and he has highlighted these in this video as well. For better understanding, he also shares examples from his own life.

In this video, a few key points from the standpoint of a trader are explained. Check them out right away.

Let's use this session to learn how to use the strategies that were discussed. The payoff graph, the breakeven point, the maximum loss that can be incurred using a given strategy, and what to do when the market moves sideways will also be discussed.