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WHAT IS MAX PAIN?

In Options Trading, the Max Pain theory, sometimes also called Strike Price Pegging focuses on the idea that towards expiration date the price of a stock will move towards its strike price thus inflicting most losses (pain) to the majority of option traders as all parties with high investments try to steer the stock price towards their calls or puts to minimize their losses. Max Pain calculations on our site use g intraday data and are up to date to within 30 minutes.

WHAT IS ACTUAL PAIN?
(RELATIVE PAIN)

Actual Pain, also sometimes referred to as Relative Pain is a variation of the Max Pain theory only taking into account the options traded since a particular date (most often the last expiration date). Due to the nature of our Actual Pain calculation no intraday data is used; instead the previous trading day is the newest data upon which the calculation is based on; also the Actual Pain calculation will be inaccurate within the first days of a new expiration month.

 

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