Extrinsic Value

From iOptioneer - an advanced option trading reference for iPhone

The extrinsic or time value is the difference between the full option price and its intrinsic value. Usually, the extrinsic value gets higher with higher volatility or time to expiry.

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In this study you can see the extrinsic value of a put option, the graph was built using a long position in a put and a short position in a similar put but with today's expiry, the second position essentially representing the intrinsic value of the first position.

You can easily see that the extrinsic value is the highest when the base price is equal to the strike price.

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The screenshot shows the following portfolio:

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Instrument

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European put struck at 10.000 with expiry in 30 days

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European put struck at 10.000 with expiry in 0 days

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