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.
tastytrade often highlights the importance of selling premium in high IV, but IV is not always at an ideal level in the market indices. So what's the opportunity cost of not selling premium in low IV?
Join Tom and Tony as they take a look at how combining two types of directionally neutral strategies--strangles and iron condors--can affect portfolio performance.
Is product indifference the way to go? tastytrade looks at the results of selling strangles across unrelated and usually uncorrelated underlyings to find out.
We have seen many cryptos break all time highs in the past few weeks. Tony and Scott discuss what crypto rallies have looked like over the past year.
In the worst short-lived selloff in history, selling naked puts could have seen worse losses than the drawdown in a long stock portfolio, but only if your exposure was large enough...
Lower IV environments tend to have the largest “outlier” P/Ls for undefined risk strategies. With IV rapidly declining, how bad are those outliers as % of initial credit as IV goes down?
Short-lived pops in IV are one of the keys to a premium seller’s success. By staying small over time, it is much easier to scale up during these “pops” and see the above-average decay in action.
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