Rolling a trade helps manage a winning or losing position

When defending an options trade, investors often rely on a technique known as “rolling.” The process closes out the current position and moves it—or rolls it—to another strike. That can boost the credit received and increase the probability of success. Follow the guide below to learn how to roll positions. 

Mike Hart, a former floor trader at the Chicago Stock Exchange and a proprietary futures trader, specializes in energy markets and interest rates. He’s a contributing member of the tastytrade research team. @mikehart79 Anton Kulikov is a trader, data scientist and research analyst at tastytrade. @antonkulikov97