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Why the gamma of a stock is 0?

Gamma = __change in delta __ 1/1=1?

change in underlying

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Why the gamma of a stock is 0?

Gamma = __change in delta __ 1/1=1?

change in underlying

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First, figure out the delta of the stock.

And the answer is … ?

Simplify the complicated side; don't complify the simplicated side.

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So … when the price of the stock changes, the delta goes from … what to what?

Simplify the complicated side; don't complify the simplicated side.

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Remains one right?

You’ve hit the nail on the head. So a stock’s delta has no sensitivity to a change in its own price (ie it does not change).

So … what’s the change in delta when the price of the stock changes?

Simplify the complicated side; don't complify the simplicated side.

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Now … go back to your original equation for gamma and tell us what gamma is for the underlying stock.

Simplify the complicated side; don't complify the simplicated side.

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People who may be familiar with calculus may understand better. Gamma is the 2nd order derivative. If Delta has not changed, Gamma cannot change.

In other words, the Greeks are meant for derivatives…not the underlying.

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Sounds like the option is pretty deep in the money.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.