
Continuing further from our earlier part on Tips to Enter & Exit Long Strangle Options Trading Position, here are the details about Greeks for Long Strangle Option.
Dotted line indicates a shorter maturity option Greeks while the solid line represents the long maturity option Greeks.
Greeks form an important quantitative measure for any option trade. Here are the details for Long Strangle Option Trade and their corresponding Greek Values.
Delta for Long Strangle Option : it measures the speed at which the option price moves with respect to the underlying.
Don’t go with the polarity or negative positive value of delta  just look at the magnitude. It is higher as the price moves away from the current levels in either direction. It basically means that irrespective of which direction the stock price moves, the Long Strangle will be profitable to the option trader  the more the underlying stock price movement, the better the returns
Gamma for Long Strangle Option Trading
As visible from the Gamma Graph, the gamma value peak point indicates the turning point of the profit and loss region. In the loss region, gamma is positive indicating a loss to the Long Strangle Option trader.
The farther the underlying price moves from the current price levels, the lower the gamma value becomes and the better it is for the options trader.
Long Strangle Greeks: Delta, Gamma, Rho, Vega & Theta
Theta for Long Strangle Option TradingTheta which measures the time decay is the worst factor for a long strangle position. Although its magnitude of effect is not as high as that in case of a long straddle where it is the case of ATM calls and puts, still it takes away a lot of price value. (See related Greeks for Long Straddle Option
It has highest (and worst effect) when the stock price does not move at all. It eases out as the underlying price starts to move in either direction.
Vega for Long Strangle Option Trading
Vega measures the volatility sensitivity. Since the option trader is having a net buy position, any increase in volatility will result in higher option prices which will be beneficial to the option trader.
Hence Vega is helpful  best when it is between the two strikes of call and put.
Rho for Long Strangle Option Trading
Being a net buy position, Higher values or increase in interest rates will be beneficial to the Long strangle option position.
Long Strangle Option Trading
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