When it comes to swing trading stock options a trader needs to choose an option expiration date for their contracts. Choosing this date has often been brought with confusion and many traders often choose expiration’s that are too short on time.
One thing is for sure, when the options expire the contract is over. If you are an option buyer and your stock options expire out of the money, you lose. If you are an options seller, you may want your option contracts to expire out of the money. Regardless of which leg of the option game you play picking the correct expiration is probably one of the more challenging tasks related to options trading.