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Essential elements that you need to know for options trading

Trading the financial instrument can be extremely intimidating if you are relatively new in this industry. The number of forex options traders in the financial world is extremely less compared to other business. Statistics suggest that out of 100 traders, only 5 are making a consistent profit out of options trading. So how do they make money whole 95 percent people are failing? The simple answer is, they have mastered the art of trading. Trading the financial assets requires sincerity, dedication, and devotions. As professional traders, you must have these three qualities inside you for consistent profit.

The most common orders executed in forex options market is the call and put options. These are pretty much similar to the buy and sell orders in the forex market. The brokers allow the options traders to execute their call option or put option at a specified price level with a given expiry time. Option traders try to analysis the market movement for the given period of time in order to make a profit.

Call Option: Call option is similar to buy orders in the forex market. Professional options traders execute their call options in the market if the think the price of certain assets is going to move up for a certain period of time to a certain level.

Call option order executed in the market

Figure: Executing call option using the key support level


Experts’ uses key support level and different indicators to execute their call options in the market. There are some advanced options traders who use the price action trading strategy for execution call option in the market and such technique is extremely profitable if mastered properly.

Put Option: Put option is pretty much similar to sell order. Professional options traders execute their put options in the forex market when the think the price of a certain commodity is going to fall in the near term future. They use the key resistance level and indicators to execute their put options in the market. There are some professional who prefer to use fundamental analysis for put option order execution in the market.

Touch Option: Touch option trading is very popular among the options traders. As a touch option trader, your prime agenda will be the identification of a certain price level which the financial assets will touch after a certain time period. To be precise the traders will tell that a certain commodity will reach a certain price level in the market after a definite interval of time. If the market touches the preset touch within the expiry period then you will make a profit or else you will lose money.

No touch option: No touch options trading is just the opposite of touch options trading. You will assure that the price will not touch certain price level after a certain interval of time in no touch options trading. No touch options trading extremely popular and professional traders widely use the 100 days and the 200-day simple moving average for their technical analysis.

The strike price the price at which a certain options trades get executed in the market. Always remember that every option trade in the forex market has an expiry period. So time is extremely important for options traders.

How do we make a profit in options trading?

There is no absolute answer to this question since it completely depends on the trader’s personality. As a professional options trader, you must have valid trading strategy capable of generating at least 60 percent profitable trade in the market. Your trading strategy should be well equipped with proper risk management factors. Money management is extremely important in forex trading since most of the professional traders consider it as the number one element for a successful trading career.

It’s very normal to have losing trades in the forex market. But if you truly want to become a professional trader then you need to embrace your loss just like you winners. You should not remain focused on the result of certain individual trade in the market rather you should contrite on you long term performance. Even the most successful forex options traders have losing month once or twice in a year. To be precise losing is just a part of trading and you need to embrace it with a positive attitude.

Binary options or options trading might sound very interesting to you if you are new traders. But to be honest real life trading is completely different from your imaginary trading world. Don’t expect to make money within the first month of your trading career. If you want to become a full-time professional trader then you should concentrate more on your development rather than your performance. If you can develop yourself as a trader the profit will come automatically.

There are many options traders in the world who trade the financial instrument without any analysis. The simply execute their trade in a random fashion in the market. In the eyes of trained professional trading is nothing but perfection execution of your trading plan. So you need to have an in-depth analysis of the market before you execute any order in the market. Make sure that you have a valid reason behind every single trade that you take in the market.

Trading can be extremely profitable if you truly know how to trade the dynamics of the market. It’s true that trading the correct pair at the correct time will be extremely difficult for you at the beginning. But if you are truly committed and spend quality times in learning then things will get easier and easier over the course of time. Make sure that you are not trading with the money that you can’t afford to lose.


Dwayne Buzzell

An economist, Forex trader and Forex writer.  I have a keen eye for spotting international trading trends. My Forex experience as an individual trader has been thoroughly enjoyable and has brought significant returns for myself and my clients. More on my forex website.




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