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Tackle Today: Delta Brings Precision to Probability

February 23, 2022

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«What are the Odds?»

Traders,

Today we look at the second definition of the options greek delta

Delta measures the probability of an option expiring in-the-money.

This helps explain why at-the-money options have a 50 delta. If there’s a 50% chance the stock rises or falls then it’s logical that an option with a strike equal to the current stock price carries a 50 delta.

Buying higher delta options is more conservative, in part, because they have a greater chance of being worth something at expiration. This is why we usually suggest buying in-the-money options.

Here’s another related principle:

The probability of an option expiring out-of-the-money is (1 minus delta).

This is particularly helpful when selling options because you want them to expire worthless. For example, if I sell a 10 delta naked put I have a 90% chance of success (1 – 0.10).

Traders who sell naked puts, credit spreads, and condors like to use far out-of-the-money, low delta options because they carry high odds of success.


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Chart of the Day: Median Selloff on Earnings Misses (source: Deutsche Bank)
Source: Deutsche Bank

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