Research an option contract's Greeks and implied volatility. Forecast theoretical values and compare them to current bid/ask prices. And change variables to reflect your market forecast — all in an intuitive, easily understood format.
The Probability Calculator uses implied volatility to help you estimate the probability of hitting your targets — before you ever place a trade.
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Multiple-leg options strategies involve additional risks and multiple commissions, and may result in complex tax treatments. Please consult your tax adviser. Implied volatility represents the consensus of the marketplace as to the future level of stock price volatility or the probability of reaching a specific price point. The Greeks represent the consensus of the marketplace as to how the option will react to changes in certain variables associated with the pricing of an option contract. There is no guarantee that the forecasts of implied volatility or the Greeks will be correct.
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