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Market Measures

It's not always easy to take the measure of a market, whether you've been trading for a day or a decade. On this segment we look under the hood—options probabilities, volatility, trading strategies, futures, you name it—so your trading mechanics are built to manage more winners.

Apr 20, 2021

tastytrade compares the low-IV performance of a strangle and a wide iron condor (which statistically similar to a strangle but has defined risk).

Apr 19, 2021

tastytrade looks at profitability metrics for short strangles when implied volatility was low.

Apr 16, 2021

tastytrade talks about the five extreme outlier volatility moves we saw in the past 31 years and analyzes them to see if there were any similarities between them and 2020.

Apr 15, 2021

How does the Iron Fly perform historically compared to the iron Condor trading strategy? tastytrade investigates. 

Apr 13, 2021

Quantifying the outlier risk for an option is tricky, but one method is to relate it to the total amount of capital at risk when placing a trade.

Apr 12, 2021

tastytrade reviews how severe outliers are in varying IV environments.

Apr 9, 2021

Join Tom and Tony as they compare average P/Ls and median P/Ls across assets.

Apr 8, 2021

tastytrade's research team analyzes the Theta decay for the Iron Condor options trading strategy.

Apr 6, 2021

There are many different ways to measure the central tendency of a distribution. tastytrade lists and explains three and how to use this information when trading. 

Apr 5, 2021

tastytrade reveals the hyper efficiency of implied volatility when pricing options.

Apr 1, 2021

tastytrade analyzes the performance of the Jade Lizard by applying managing at 21 DTE strategy.

Mar 30, 2021

tastytrade explains when you can use the credit-to-BPR ratio and when you can’t when trading options.

Mar 29, 2021

How quickly can we expect IV to contract following an expansion? Tastytrade answers this question in detail in today’s Market Measures!

Mar 25, 2021

Today, the research team analyzes the performances between 30 delta Jade Lizard and naked Put.

Mar 23, 2021

tastytrade looks at how to diversify a portfolio with bitcoin even though it seems like a super risky asset.

Mar 22, 2021

tastytrade looks at the implied volatility of bitcoin through the limited options products that are available, and then compares it to its realized volatility to determine its “volatility efficiency”.

Mar 19, 2021
tastytrade breaks ground on a new way to quantify risk for pairs trades.
Mar 18, 2021

tastytrade re-evaluates the major market corrections in the past 16 years, and the largest losses from 1 Standard Deviation strangles.

Mar 16, 2021

tastytrade discusses what mean-reverting correlations are and how they do not signal price reversion when trading.

Mar 15, 2021

tastytrade provides a possible explanation as to why we’re seeing all time market highs coupled with high volatility.

Mar 11, 2021

tastytrade analyzes the major market corrections in the past 16 years and the largest losses from 1 Standard Deviation strangles.

Mar 9, 2021

tastytrade tests specific portfolio allocation guidelines in different types of market conditions. Find out how much capital to use based on volatility and other important market metrics.

Mar 8, 2021

tastytrade explores whether or not the monthly unemployment report has any effects on the market.

Mar 5, 2021

tastytrade looks at what happens after streaks of up or down days in the market. Watch this to improve your trading and market awareness.

Mar 4, 2021

tastytrade researches the performance of Ironflies and discusses the pros and cons of using this options strategy.

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