Options Basics

      Traders can use options alone, or in combination with futures contracts, for strategies that cover virtually any risk profile, time horizon, or cost consideration.

      Options Contract

      There are two types of options: Calls and Puts.


      Options Valuation

      There are four major factors affecting the price of an options contract:

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