31.10.2008 - Options trading gains traction in troubled financial times
From Cattlenetwork.com: Though investor confidence may be at or near historic lows, the wild swings in commodity and equity prices in recent months have been nothing short of a boon for options traders. While this isn't a new phenomenon, options volume has swollen to record highs with advances in technology allowing traders in some markets to exercise options electronically instead of being tied to a specific trading floor. Options also present traders with another tool to try and capitalize on volatility - a critical component of any options trade - in commodities and equities, and the surging interest in options shows no signs of abating..... Full Article: Source