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Ichimoku Charts: An introduction to Ichimoku Kinko Clouds by Nicole Elliott

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6. Option Trading with Clouds

Cloud charts uniquely useful for options trading

This chapter is based on a lecture I gave at the 2002 International Federation of Technical Analysts’ conference in London. The theme that year was maximizing profits using technical analysis. Knowing the unique combination of timing and price levels that is possible through Ichimoku Kinko Hyo analysis, I decided to base my talk on options strategies, as options complement very well the time and price elements of the analysis.

One does not have to be a rocket scientist to understand how important price and time are in options strategies – even more so than when trading the underlying instrument. If the expiry date is too early, potential gains may be seriously ...

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