The Option Model for the New Millennium.

This page explains how to read and
 use our option charts for commodity option trading

We are now set up to make 3 -D charts on almost any strategy!
See first example below

How to read and use our commodity option charts.

Our charts show the daily average of the "OSCC Relative Normalized Total Dollar Option Premium" or "NTDOP" values of current contracts, assuming there are enough strike prices with values to make the calculation.  The charts enables a trader to see our opinion of how option premiums are changing. Option premiums change for two basic reasons. The risk that the future is going to move up or down because of market factors (this is market risk or "OSCC Real Risk") and the risk the trader takes for the amount of the change in the value of the future itself. 
 We, of course, are not responsible for any decisions a trader may make using these charts.

Option Chart Explanations
A quick Overview.

A trader should look at our charts as a time table for when premium decay speeds up or slows down. That is when the OSCC Max Premium is rising, time decay is slowing down (the rate of loss of premium has slowed). When the OSCC "Max Premium" is falling, time decay is being accelerated ( losing premium at a faster rate than expected).         Return to main chart page

How to use.                                              

An actual typical chart used as an example.
An example of how to use these commodity option charts can be found by looking at the 2010 Soybean Contracts chart. On the left side of the chart the yellow squares for the September 10 contract are higher then red diamonds representing the November 10 contract. This means that in general the Sep 10 options, adjusted for time, are relatively overvalued when compared to the Nov 10 options. This imbalance will almost always even out. This can be seen in the center of the chart where the Sep contract comes down to the same value as the Nov contract. It can be seen that the spread apart would have allowed for relatively safe arbitrage. They almost crossed . A good broker can easily construct a strategy using the overvalued contract for a short option and the undervalued option for a long option. Whether these are calls or puts will depend on the brokers outlook on the direction of the future. Of course not all strike price values conform to our model all the time, therefore the broker must make a final decision on the validity as to whether options are over or under valued.     

Typical differences between Commodities.
This chart shows how some contract Total option Premiums can start high or low and move all over the place irregardless of what the future is doing. Of course the premium can be relative stable like the Canadian dollar is.
This chart also shows how OSCC "Max Premiums" can differ between commodities in general.

Typical differences between Contracts.
This chart shows how OSCC "Max Premiums" can differ between contracts in the same commodity. This chart has values all over the place. The only idea of the chart is show how much variation there can be between contracts. This chart is laid out by days to expiration. Our regular charts have these values laid out according to date so you can compare the different values of each contract for the same day. This basically tells you the relative value of the OSCC "Max Premium" for that day. of course some individual strike prices can vary wildly from the rest of the strike price values. That is why our charts are only a general guideline and we are not responsible losses or profits for decisions based on our charts. You should consult with other option evaluation sources and your broker before making a decision.
 We are mathematicians and not writers so if you have comments (good or bad), requests, questions, or need an explanation of our charts Please contact us at:
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We also have a new "chart explanation page" to help explain what these charts show and how to use them.
For a better understanding of what we do please read these pages.
--- About Us What we found that prompted us to develop our option program.
--- The OSCC overview of option trading.
--- The Accuracy of the OSCC Option Model.

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Last Updated on 10/31/2019 By Tom B
As used throughout this web site: 10/31/2019

This site relates to option trading of commodity options and futures with strategies that buy or sell puts and calls either long or short for profit on treasury bonds and notes, Dow Jones Index, soybean products, corn, wheat, oats, rough rice and T-Bond options on the CBT, Chicago Board of Trade through "floor traders". We are also doing 6 currencies from the CME, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Japanese Yen, British Pound, Swiss Franc, the Euro FX (ECU) and the Australian and Canadian dollars. We also do 5 agriculture products, the S&P 500, NASDAQ 100 and Eurodollars related to European and Economic Monetary Union (EMU) interest rates. Commodities are a high risk speculative hedging investment and traders should use brokers for trading contracts who keep their funds and money in accounts with high rates. This site provides free commentary, and technical analysis on commodity futures and option premiums by OSCC from our futures charts and option charts for use by traders. This site no longer provides free quotes, although we do provide a free commodity ticker.