Option Volatility and Iron Condors

Is option volatility not good for trading? Do you need volatility if you do options condor trading?


In your lesson you said that volatility is not good for options trading since you trade within  a statistical mean. If you do condor trades don’t you need volatility?  Won’t you make more money or will out of the money be the same at any price?

My answer:

The higher the volatility, the higher the option prices.
But in a condor, volatility is not as important as price action.
If volatility drops, we can exit the condor trade faster. But if it rises it just means we have to be in the trade longer. Volatility is more important in trades like calendars where it can destroy the trade if it drops too much.

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