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Visualizing returns for open options positions

Posted Jun 12 2020

When you create a calculation on Options Profit Calculator, the selected price of an option determines its Implied Volatility, which is used for future price estimates. This helps in making an accurate estimate, as IV will be up to date at the time of calculation.

Sometimes, though, you might want to add a position you’ve already entered, or update estimates for a calculation that you have already made. The thing is, IV could have changed in that timeā€”and it often does, at least a little.

We don’t automatically update the calculations that were initially made on your prospective trade. This gives you transparency, so you can see how the original calculation stacks up to what may have played out.

The downside of this is that when you DO want to see updates to the estimates matrix, there’s a few things you’ll have to do.

We tackle this in two instalments to handle either scenario: