The Stock and Commodity Simulator is your true crystal ball that looks into the future. The Simulator simulates the price action of a stock, commodity, index or futures over a set period of time
into the future. The Simulator will tell you what percent of the time your predetermined target will be hit before the expiration date. This input provides valuable information to your options
analysis. Option MasterÆ does provide a Probability of Profit number. But this number is the probability of profit at expiration, not during the time period before expiration.
The Simulator tells you if a target price is hit during the time period before expiration. Here is an excellent way to determine what are the chances that a stop-loss will be hit or what are the odds that a profit goal will be reached before expiration.
For example, if you have a stop-loss on the S & P 100 Index (OEX) at 950 when the OEX is at 920, what are the chances the stop-loss will be touched before expiration in three months? Option Master's probability of profit tells you the chances that the OEX will be at or above 950 at expiration but does not but tell you the chances that the stop-loss will be touched before expiration. The Simulator helps you answer that question. The Simulator tells you the percent of the time the stop loss of 950 would be hit before expiration, much more important information when trading.
For option buyers or spreaders, if you set a profit goal based on the underlying stock or commodity, Option MasterÆ can again tell you your chances of profiting if you hold the option or spread until expiration. But the Simulator will tell you more. It will tell you your chances of reaching the profit goal before expiration. This information is far more valuable in determining whether you have a good play. In some cases, the chances of hitting a profit goal during the life of the option are much higher than if you hold until expiration.
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