Options Trading Strategies – Wrong Use of Historical Volatility and Implied Volatility Crossovers

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Not all volatilities are constructed equal. It is critical to differentiate between Historical Volatility and Implied Volatility, so retail traders learn how to trade options focused on what is material to theoretically price option spreads forward. Historical Volatility (HV) measures past price movements of the underlying asset recording the asset’s actual or realized volatility. The more commonly known type of HV is Statistical Volatility, which computes the underlying assets return over a finite but adjustable number of days. Let me explain what “finite but adjustable” means. You can vary the number of days to measure the Statistical Volatility: for example,…

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