Some PUT options down while others are up

Asked by: Sophia Jackson

Why is my put option going down when the stock is going down?

Simply put, every day, your option premium is losing money. This results in the phenomenon known as Time Decay. It should be noted that only the premium portion of the option is subject to time decay, and it decays faster the closer you get to expiration.

Why is my call option down when the stock is up?

Decreased Market Volatility

The higher the overall implied volatility, or Vega, the more value an option has. Generally speaking, if implied volatility decreases then your call option could lose value even if the stock rallies.

Why do some options go up more than others?

It depends on the price of the underlying asset and the amount of time left in the contract. The deeper a contract is in the money, the more the premium rises. Conversely, if the option loses intrinsic value or goes further out of the money, the premium falls.

What option to buy if you think stock will go down?

You use a Call option when you think the price of the underlying stock is going to go “up”. You use a Put option when you think the price of the underlying stock is going to go “down”.

How do I sell a put option?

When you sell a put option, you agree to buy a stock at an agreed-upon price. Put sellers lose money if the stock price falls. That’s because they must buy the stock at the strike price but can only sell it at a lower price.

How much money can you lose when you buy a put option?

Buying puts offers better profit potential than short selling if the stock declines substantially. The put buyer’s entire investment can be lost if the stock doesn’t decline below the strike by expiration, but the loss is capped at the initial investment. In this example, the put buyer never loses more than $500.

Can call option go negative?

Call and put options

Option premiums can never be negative. A negative premium would imply that a trader is willing to pay you to buy an option.

Can you lose more money on a call option?

The maximum loss on a covered call strategy is limited to the price paid for the asset, minus the option premium received. The maximum profit on a covered call strategy is limited to the strike price of the short call option, less the purchase price of the underlying stock, plus the premium received.