10. Currency Options

The mechanics of option trading, the theories of option analysis, and even execution of options trades can be somewhat complicated and extensive. Therefore, the goal of this chapter is to introduce the topic and to point out some of the advantages and disadvantages involved with trading currency options in the futures and FX markets. Although I don’t have the means to give the subject of options strategies justice within this text, you should walk away from this chapter with the ability to make a sound venue decision based on your trading needs and comfort level.

Currency options provide a flexible and effective way to gain exposure to the foreign exchange markets with various amounts of potential risk and reward. Options ...

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