Jim Graham

Investopedia writers come from a wide variety of financial backgrounds. If your investing prowess and passion for finance is matched only by your exceptional writing abilities, we'd like to meet you. Apply now to become a writer for Investopedia and help educate the world about finance.
  1. thinkstock|istock
    Options & Futures

    How To Avoid Closing Options Below Intrinsic Value

    To get the best return possible on your options trading, it is important to understand how options work and the markets in which they trade.
  2. Options & Futures

    Getting Acquainted With Options Trading

    Learn more about stock options, including some basic terminology and the source of profits.
  3. Options & Futures

    Put-Call Parity And Arbitrage Opportunity

    Look at trades that are profitable when the value of corresponding puts and calls diverge.
  4. Options & Futures

    Options Risk Graphs: Visualizing Profit Potential

    With a single diagram, you can see how price, time and volatility affect potential gains.
  5. Options & Futures

    Options Trading Volume And Open Interest

    Learn how these two statistics can give you an edge in trading options.
  6. Options & Futures

    Dividends, Interest Rates And Their Effect On Stock Options

    Learn how analyzing these variables are crucial to knowing when to exercise early.
  7. Options & Futures

    Using "The Greeks" To Understand Options

    These risk-exposure measurements help traders detect how sensitive a specific trade is to price, volatility and time decay.
  8. Options & Futures

    Stock Options: What's Price Got To Do With It?

    A thorough understanding of risk is essential in options trading. So is knowing the factors that affect option price.
  9. Options & Futures

    Stock Option Expiration Cycles

    Understanding expiration cycles is just one more way to help you increase your success rate when trading options.