What are the basic ingredients of a cheap options setup?
We’re not bothered about what the underlying is.
We’re outlining in general.
A correction / rally needs to have taken place.
The correction / rally level needs to be significant.
That’ll account for the cheapness of the option.
I suppose it’s obvio, but I’m still saying it nevertheless, that you’re going to be trading in the counter-correction or counter-rally direction, but in tandem with the overall long-term trend.
Then, a slight move needs to have started in your trade direction after this significant correction / rally.
That could account for correct choice of trade direction.
We need just one more ingredient.
Can you guess what that is?
Yeah, breathing space.
Allow the trade time to pan out in your direction.
Buy an option which has at least 3-4 weeks left till expiry, if not more.
It’s as simple as that.
Lucrative ideas are simple. There is nothing complicated about them.
Lose your sophistication and / or complicatedness. You’re not going to make it big by being sophisticated or complicated. These two characteristics will negatively affect your trading. Flush them down the drain.