Swaption Straddle: Back To School

imagesHave you ever thought of purchasing or selling anything which give you both-ways profit?

I know you guys are confused what we actually are talking about but yes, in finance, there is an instrument which gives liberty to the owner to make profit irrespective of the any movement in the current market price and this magic stick is called as “STRADDLE”.

Swaption Straddle is actually a combination of the payer & receiver swaptions. It allows its owner to profit based on how much the price of the underlying security moves, regardless of the direction of price movement.  A straddle is an option trading strategy that involves buying a put and a call at the same strike price. If the underlying goes up, the call is profitable. If it goes down the put is profitable. If there’s little price movement the premiums likely constitute a loss.

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