Vanguard Stock Options

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Vanguard's option chain provides insight into all available option contracts written on Vanguard's stock. Investors can see outstanding put and call contracts with pricing information and greeks for a given expiration period. In addition, each of Vanguard's stock options below provides a detailed picture of the payoff. Comparing vital and dynamic information of various option contracts across diverse expiration periods will help you make an educated decision on your market timing strategies around investing in a given Vanguard option contract. View S&P 500 options
  
Purchasing Vanguard options can give investors a meaningful hedge against losses and, therefore, could be used conservatively to decrease the volatility of your portfolio. However, many options could also amount to little more than gambling, significantly enhancing your overall portfolio risk. One simple example of these aggressive strategies is the sale of "uncovered" Vanguard calls. Remember, the seller must deliver Vanguard SP 500 stock to the call owner when a call is exercised.

In The Money vs. Out of Money Option Contracts on Vanguard

Analyzing Vanguard's in-the-money options over time can help investors to take a profitable long position in Vanguard regardless of its overall volatility. This is especially true when Vanguard's options are deep in the money. These options can be identified using deltas that are over 0.75. Deep in-the-money Vanguard's options could be used as guardians of the underlying stock as they move almost dollar for dollar with Vanguard's stock while costing only a fraction of its price.
Vanguard's latest option contracts expiring on 2022-12-16 are carrying combined implied volatility of 22.63 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 3.14 over 124 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying way more puts than calls on contracts expiring on 2022-12-16. The current put volume is at 967, with calls trading at the volume of 2578. This yields a 0.38 put-to-call volume ratio. The Vanguard option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Vanguard SP 500 option contracts. It shows all of Vanguard's listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-12-16 Option Contracts

Vanguard option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Vanguard's lending market. For example, when Vanguard's puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Vanguard, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Vanguard stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Vanguard's distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Vanguard's open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Vanguard's option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Vanguard Maximum Pain Price across 2022-12-16 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Vanguard close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Vanguard's stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Vanguard SP 500 common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Vanguard stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Vanguard's stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
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Please note that buying 'in-the-money' options on Vanguard lessens the impact of time decay, as they carry both intrinsic and time value. So, even if Vanguard's value remains static through the expiration date, the investor can sell to close an 'in-the-money' option to avoid a potential loss. However, in-the-money Vanguard contracts are usually more expensive to enter than their out-of-the-money counterparts. So keep in mind that while the payoffs on an in-the-money trade can be high, the investors could ultimately experience a more consequential loss if Vanguard Etf moves the wrong way.

Vanguard SP 500 In The Money Call Balance

When Vanguard's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Vanguard SP 500 stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Vanguard's options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Vanguard SP 500 are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Vanguard Current Options Market Mood

Vanguard's open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Vanguard Etf's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Vanguard's calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Vanguard's option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Vanguard's option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Rule 16 of the current Vanguard contract

Base on the Rule 16, the options market is currently suggesting that Vanguard SP 500 will have an average daily up or down price movement of about 1.41% per day over the life of the 2022-12-16 option contract. With Vanguard trading at USD374.49, that is roughly USD5.3. If you think that the market is fully incorporating Vanguard's daily price movement you should consider buying Vanguard SP 500 options at the current volatility level of 22.63%. But if you have an opposite viewpoint you should avoid it and even consider selling them.

Vanguard Option Chain

When Vanguard's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Vanguard SP 500 stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying options that are ITM or OTM, the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
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Vanguard's option chain is a display of a range of information that helps investors for ways to trade options on Vanguard. In general, an option chain provides a helpful tool for investors to see all available option contracts, both puts, and calls, for Vanguard. It also shows strike prices and maturity days for a Vanguard against a given expiration period. The table below combines all the option information in the form of a chain but before you use it, remember that it entails significant risk and it is not for everyone.
DeltaGammaOpen IntExpirationCurrent SpreadLast Price
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $165.00.9773.0E-412022-12-16207.5 - 211.1188.21In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $170.00.98123.0E-402022-12-16202.5 - 205.60.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $175.00.97853.0E-402022-12-16197.5 - 200.80.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $180.00.97893.0E-402022-12-16192.5 - 195.70.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $185.00.97943.0E-402022-12-16187.5 - 190.60.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $190.00.97534.0E-402022-12-16182.5 - 185.90.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $195.00.97015.0E-412022-12-16177.5 - 181.30.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $200.00.97025.0E-402022-12-16172.5 - 176.20.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $205.00.99531.0E-402022-12-16167.5 - 171.60.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $210.00.99870.002022-12-16162.5 - 166.40.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $215.00.9971.0E-402022-12-16157.5 - 161.50.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $220.00.96756.0E-402022-12-16152.5 - 156.10.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $225.00.97066.0E-402022-12-16147.5 - 150.80.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $230.00.96677.0E-402022-12-16142.5 - 146.00.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $235.00.97556.0E-402022-12-16137.3 - 140.40.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $240.00.96767.0E-402022-12-16132.5 - 135.80.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $245.00.96658.0E-402022-12-16127.5 - 130.80.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $250.00.9737.0E-472022-12-16122.5 - 125.4116.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $255.00.97218.0E-402022-12-16117.4 - 120.40.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $260.00.96280.00102022-12-16112.5 - 115.80.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $265.00.96780.00102022-12-16107.5 - 110.50.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $270.00.96650.001292022-12-16102.6 - 105.594.3In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $275.00.96520.001112022-12-1697.5 - 100.572.9In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $280.00.96130.001302022-12-1692.5 - 95.687.9In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $285.00.96230.001312022-12-1687.5 - 90.555.4In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $290.00.96060.001522022-12-1682.6 - 85.580.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $295.00.95870.001622022-12-1677.6 - 80.50.0In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $300.00.95670.0018242022-12-1673.3 - 75.560.08In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $305.00.95120.002142022-12-1667.7 - 70.664.79In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $310.00.94520.002482022-12-1663.2 - 65.753.2In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $315.00.94540.002632022-12-1658.4 - 60.643.9In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $320.00.9420.00362022-12-1653.6 - 55.644.2In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $325.00.98060.001862022-12-1649.0 - 50.619.21In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $330.00.97170.0025582022-12-1644.0 - 45.835.9In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $335.00.95850.0036752022-12-1639.3 - 40.834.1In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $340.00.94750.0047572022-12-1634.4 - 35.925.1In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $345.00.92150.0065972022-12-1629.9 - 31.023.3In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $350.00.8990.00861082022-12-1625.1 - 26.224.5In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $355.00.85490.01162542022-12-1620.4 - 21.916.3In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $360.00.78990.0151682022-12-1616.5 - 17.515.62In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $365.00.70940.01844902022-12-1612.7 - 13.611.6In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $370.00.61320.02159482022-12-169.1 - 10.28.5In
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $375.00.50140.02378482022-12-166.2 - 6.96.1Out
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $380.00.37990.023612072022-12-164.0 - 4.74.16Out
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $385.00.26660.020811102022-12-162.4 - 2.72.51Out
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $390.00.17120.01643952022-12-161.3 - 1.61.39Out
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $395.00.09490.01142872022-12-160.65 - 0.80.65Out
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $400.00.04370.00652592022-12-160.2 - 0.350.25Out
Call
2022-12-16 CALL at $405.00.01970.00341552022-12-160.05 - 0.30.1Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $290.0-0.00423.0E-4502022-12-160.0 - 0.10.05Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $300.0-0.00766.0E-43362022-12-160.05 - 0.60.09Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $315.0-0.01720.00141222022-12-160.1 - 0.50.2Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $320.0-0.01680.00153282022-12-160.05 - 0.30.27Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $325.0-0.02370.0021512022-12-160.05 - 0.250.25Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $330.0-0.03620.00292712022-12-160.1 - 0.60.4Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $335.0-0.03550.00331122022-12-160.15 - 0.450.34Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $340.0-0.03690.00392602022-12-160.25 - 0.450.31Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $345.0-0.06120.00592242022-12-160.4 - 0.60.55Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $350.0-0.08680.00837072022-12-160.65 - 0.90.78Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $355.0-0.13330.01161462022-12-161.15 - 1.41.45Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $360.0-0.20130.01533322022-12-161.85 - 2.22.12Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $365.0-0.29110.01841302022-12-162.95 - 3.53.49Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $370.0-0.38430.02221002022-12-164.4 - 5.04.75Out
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $375.0-0.50040.0243922022-12-166.4 - 7.114.3In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $380.0-0.62460.0259552022-12-169.0 - 9.812.4In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $385.0-0.74420.0213632022-12-1612.3 - 13.113.5In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $390.0-0.84680.0182102022-12-1616.0 - 17.221.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $395.0-0.93280.009812022-12-1620.0 - 21.80.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $400.0-0.87640.009802022-12-1625.2 - 28.20.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $405.0-0.90870.007702022-12-1630.1 - 32.60.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $410.0-0.9020.006802022-12-1635.1 - 38.10.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $415.0-0.91150.005802022-12-1640.1 - 43.00.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $420.0-0.91240.005202022-12-1645.1 - 48.20.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $425.0-0.91960.004602022-12-1650.1 - 53.10.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $430.0-0.92160.004202022-12-1655.1 - 58.20.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $435.0-0.92730.003702022-12-1660.1 - 63.10.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $440.0-0.93250.003442022-12-1665.1 - 68.00.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $445.0-0.93520.003102022-12-1670.1 - 73.00.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $450.0-0.93570.002902022-12-1675.1 - 78.10.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $455.0-0.93610.002702022-12-1680.1 - 83.20.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $460.0-0.93480.002602022-12-1685.1 - 88.40.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $465.0-0.94530.002302022-12-1690.0 - 93.00.0In
 Put
2022-12-16 PUT at $470.0-0.94340.002202022-12-1695.1 - 98.10.0In

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The market value of Vanguard SP 500 is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Vanguard that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Vanguard's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Vanguard's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Vanguard's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Vanguard's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Vanguard's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Vanguard value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Vanguard's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.