ACE Gold - Sep 13, 2021

Below is an illustration trading futures options on Gold.  Our post shows bullish and bearish positions using a combination of call and put options.

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Trade Options on Futures

Gold * Directional & Neutral Positions

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Term Structure

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Commitment of Traders

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Contract Size - 100 ounces.

Tick Size:  Outright: dollars and cents with 0.10 points=$10

Trading Hours: CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (CST).

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Latest, Biggest, Busiest

Below is a snapshot with what's going on in the world of options with the most actively traded spreads.

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Here's an illustration of a ratio spread Oct21 GC 1790 1760 Bear Put spread shown in the 2nd column above as a popular spread.

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Here are some alternative strategies to above.

The % yield shown in the diagrams below represent an estimated return on margin from projected dates shown below. The structure has positive time decay which is an advantage over holding outright options.

Calendarized Fly

Position earns is the market moves in a range and can be adjusted. It has positive time decay and benefits from rise in implied volatility.

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