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Best Strategy to use for Choppy (highly volatile) market

A Choppy Market is a market that does not follow a pattern or trend. The ups and downs in a choppy market are unpredictable and unexpected. So if you are planning for Options Trading in a Choppy Market, then you must be aware of some strategies that would give you maximum returns using options.

In Options Trading, the traders face Option Volatility where the price of the underlying asset changes as per the market's future price movements. The market has created new opportunities after 2020 where you are free to invest in any stock and get benefits.

There was a time when people were Trading Stocks of rich and big corporates now, traders are actively looking for opportunities to invest and earn profits. It is not easy to earn huge profits but also it is not that hard.

If you actively see the economic reports, public sentiment, business news, industry related news, you will find that the market never stays stable. Sometimes international factors and news also affect the market.

But if you choose the best strategy then you can earn higher profits.

  • Selling the Options:

Investors have to control their emotions when they need to consider the Sideways Market. Sideways Market is the scenario when no particular trends are going on in the market. The rise and fall in the prices are constant but in unpredictable directions and may result in problems.

These sideways markets usually are not good for taking any kind of decision as they are extremely volatile. If you think the market is in your favor and try to sell at high or try to buy at low, without even any sign or notice, you will see that it collapses.

To avoid such problems, you need to use the Option Trading strategies that earn you more benefits in such adverse market conditions. You can use a covered call and sell one call option (mostly OTM (Out the Money) for each 100 share stock that you have. It will help you get the premium, option contract price.

Once your stock is about to expire, you can stay below your selected strike price. If the option expires here, you will still get that premium.

  • Finding Stocks that have the Relative Strength

When Trading in Stocks, you will notice that some stocks perform way better than others in the market regardless of the market conditions. These stocks usually overcome any market adverse conditions. So this is known as Relative Strength.

You will see that some electric car companies, solar power, or any similar industry might be on the top charts. So you must pick the best of the sector and equities that are performing way better than all the market sectors. So you can find the best stocks having Relative Strength to invest in.

  • trading the range

By choosing the strategy of selling a higher range than buying it back at a lower, you can try to focus on the profits. You need to learn about the stock trends and momentum. Traders decide to go in the direction when they see a sharp move in the stock's share price in the upper range or lower range.

If you have the stock, you can sell the parts of the positions you have to the upper range or buy back again at the lower range. It is called trading around core positions in simple words.

These Option Trading strategies ultimately do not restrict your actions when there are unfavorable market conditions and do not limit your actions stuck in some range. You always have to adjust to the market and all the conditions and find the best opportunities to trade and get the best outcome out of it.

Option Volatility and Volatile Market

Traders often find volatile markets more attractive because many profit-earning opportunities come with volatile markets while trading in Stocks. With a lot of movement, the investors can make or lose it. But increased Option Volatility means additional risk.

To get the best out of opportunities by considering the Option Volatility, you will face big risks. To avoid such risks you must start Options Trading in Stocks, Options are better investments due to many reasons.

When there is Option Volatility i

n the market, you will start losing trade even if you do the right trade. The Option Premium will mostly be around 5-10% of the stock's value. In a volatile market, you have to stop the trade and tackle the volatile market conditions.

Once you are clear with the Volatile Market, then you can choose the strategy that will give you more benefits and limited losses.

Option Premium in Volatile market

Option Premium does not stay the same and it keeps on changing. The option premium cost depends on the underlying asset price. If the option’s intrinsic value is lost, then the Options Premium will also go downwards.

The factors that affect the price of options include moneyness, the price of the security, implied volatility, and others. Variations in the market price of a security may also affect the options' premium price.


When the market is choppy, you cannot predict the trends and cannot take the right decision. In choppy or volatile markets, you cannot predict the right movement of the stock and every decision you take could lead to some negative outcomes. You have to learn about the historical patterns and charts to learn more about the different methods of trade.

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