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Glossary: Put Open Interest All Strikes

Last Updated: March 18, 2017

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Put Open Interest All Strikes

What Does Put Open Interest All Strikes Mean in Options Trading?

Tags: Liquidity

The Put Open Interest All Strikes is the sum of open interest across all available put option strikes and expiration dates. Open interest is the number of active contracts for a particular strike and expiration. The sum of open interest across all available options is an important indicator of the underlying stock or ETF's overall options liquidity. The higher the open interest across all strikes, the better the overall options liquidity is for the particular underlying.

Synonyms:
open interest

How to Use In the Brutus Options Ranker

If the setup assigned in your Brutus Options Ranking Strategy uses put contracts, then the Put Open Interest All Strikes criterion may be added to your strategy tree as a good measure of overall liquidity.
You will nearly always want to maximize this criterion. Considering open interest across all strikes gives one of the best measures of expected liquidity for your options trade entry, as well as future expected liquidity when its time to close the position.

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