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Delta and Gamma measure the options sensitivity to the speed of price changes in the underlying security, Rho measures the options interest rate sensitivity, Theta measures the change in the options price due to a change in the time left till expiration on the option, and Vega measures the change in the options price due to changes in the options historical volatility. Therefore, we can say that delta measures the speed of the option price movement relative to a single point move in the underlying security. The closer the delta is to 1 or -1, the greater response in the price of the option when the price of the underlying changes. 5 while out of the money options will have a delta value approaching 0 as they move further out of the money. The idea is to hedge your position by slowing your position speed down.
Delta neutral trading is used by many traders to make profitable adjustments on their trade as the price of the security moves up and down. Let’s create a simple example of a delta neutral trade. We would need to either buy 2 at the money puts OR sell 2 at the money calls OR buy 1 at the money put and sell 1 at the money call. Either scenario would get you to delta neutral. Remember, delta neutral does NOT mean that you have set up a risk free position, it means that you have slowed down the speed of the percentage changes of your position.