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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.

What Does It Take to Crush Volatility?
Sep 24, 2021

The tastytrade Research Team executes a study on how implied volatility behaves as the market moves. 

How Does a Daily 2% Move Impact the VIX?
Sep 23, 2021

tastytrade looks at how the same-size moves in the SPX can impact VIX in different ways, depending on where VIX started.

Large Consecutive Down Days
Sep 21, 2021

Is it common to see streaks of large down days? tastytrade digs into historical data to find out.

Do Win Rates of Sectors Differ?
Sep 20, 2021

tastytrade looks at whether win rates across major sectors differ--and if they do, which sectors have the highest and lowest win rates.

Diversifying by Underlying
Sep 17, 2021
Join Tom and TP as they use some statistics to demonstrate why it’s crucial to diversify by underlying.
Are All Strangles Created Equal?
Sep 16, 2021

tastytrade looks at whether differences in price and IV impact the win rates for strangles on stocks. Are all strangles created equal?

Trading Options on Crypto Stock
Sep 14, 2021

Because a semi-strong correlation exists between BLOK and Bitcoin, one may consider using BLOK options as a proxy for Bitcoin options.

Historical Crypto Drawdowns
Sep 13, 2021

Because we've seen large drawdowns in cryptos in the past week, tastytrade takes a look at which crypto is least exposed to these moves and what we can expect in the future.

Higher Risk, Higher Reward
Sep 10, 2021

Selling strangles has been, on average, profitable in all IV environments. However, lower IV periods tend to be less profitable because credits are lower and the P/L % of credit is lower.

Seasonality of Discretionary Stocks
Sep 9, 2021

tastytrade investigates if consumer discretionary stocks are impacted by seasonality, such as the increase in sales around the holidays.

NFTs and ETH's Relationship
Sep 7, 2021

NFTs have entered mainstream attention this year as the hottest new digital asset. Since many NFTs are built on Ethereum (ETH) and purchased with Ethereum, does this increase in NFT popularity have any impact on the price of this cryptocurrency?

The St Petersburg Paradox
Sep 3, 2021

At the end of the day, only you can decide what trade is right for you, since you are the only relevant party that will either benefit or lose from the trade.

Drawdowns on a 45-day Cycle
Sep 2, 2021

tastytrade explores what size drawdowns can be expected when trading the 45-day cycle (part of the “tastytrade way”).

Core Differences: Stocks & ETFs
Aug 31, 2021

tastytrade looks at the fundamental and practical differences between stocks and ETFs.

S&P Pullbacks
Aug 30, 2021

The market has been on an incredible bull run, but what happens if we see a pullback?

What Is a Standard Deviation?
Aug 27, 2021
Standard deviations give us context around the typical fluctuations around daily returns or trade P/Ls that happen around 70% of the time.
What If We Hold to Expiration?
Aug 26, 2021

tastytrade looks at one reason we might sometimes choose to keep trades on until expiration.

Volatility During All Time Highs
Aug 24, 2021

tastytrade observes some interesting stats about implied volatility when markets make all time highs.

POP-Weighted Portfolios
Aug 23, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Julia as they discuss POP-weighted portfolios.

The Fallibility of Statistical Studies
Aug 20, 2021

tastytrade reviews how statistics can be used incorrectly.

lookback vs Research
Aug 19, 2021

tastytrade contrasts the backtesting results of lookback to the backtesting results conducted by the Research Team.

Interpreting lookback Results
Aug 17, 2021

While lookback could revolutionize the way traders are able to analyze historical data, we should be aware that each backtest may not be representative of all portfolios that trade the same strategy.

Crypto Correlations Over Time
Aug 16, 2021

tastytrade reviews the history of volatility and correlation between large cap cryptos and uses that information to gauge a promising future use for digital currencies.

Comparing Strategy Risk
Aug 13, 2021

Did you know you can set up a strategy across underlyings that have the same risk and return potentials? Join tastytrade as they show you an easy way to do just that.

Correlation May Not Tell All
Aug 12, 2021

What does the "beta" of an underlying mean? Find out how beta is the biggest complement to the correlation of two assets.

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