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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.

Dec 7, 2020
Tastytrade discusses the outlier move in the major indexes last month (November 2020) and focuses on the Russell for premium selling opportunity.
Dec 4, 2020
Join Tom, Tony and Julia as they discuss the conditional probability of consecutive option losses and profits.
Dec 3, 2020
tastytrade explores the difference between theoretical and realized profits in options trading.
Dec 2, 2020
Tastytrade discusses how narrow iron condors actually carry more risk than the wider iron condors that are perceived to have more risk.
Dec 1, 2020
tastytrade uses volatility skew to quantify how tail risk changes with increasing Implied Volatility Rank (IVR).
Nov 30, 2020
tastytrade talks about the differences between using CVaR and standard deviation to measure tail risk for short strangles.
Nov 25, 2020
Tastytrade observes what happens to product correlations in a selloff. Are stocks and commodities more or less correlated to the S&P 500 during a selloff?
Nov 24, 2020
Join Tom and Tony as they look at some CVaR calculations for different types of early-managed SPY strangles.
Nov 23, 2020
tastytrade discusses the argument against overtrading and explains why it falls flat. In fact, we want to trade as often as possible in today's markets.
Nov 19, 2020
Today, tastytrade discusses the choices between trading bigger or trading more options contracts when traders want to scale up.
Nov 18, 2020
Tastytrade dives deep into the speed at which Implied Volatility (IV) goes down after it has expanded.
Nov 17, 2020
tastytrade discusses whether holding out to 21 Days To Expiration (DTE) can be more profitable than managing a trade at half max profit.
Nov 16, 2020
tastytrade discusses how we can diversify beyond the scope of holding equities from different sectors in our portfolio.
Nov 13, 2020
Join Tom and Tony as they discuss trading when Implied Volatility (IV) has large moves.
Nov 12, 2020
tastytrade discusses the buying power adjusted volatility by looking at the Iron Condor options strategy
Nov 11, 2020
tastytrade gives some context into what happens if we sell premium in to IV spikes.
Nov 10, 2020
Join Tom and Tony as they show how outlier up days can result in substantial losses and why it’s essential to keep position size small.
Nov 9, 2020
tastytrade looks at how often we can expect rallies of such magnitude as we had the week after the 2020 election.
Nov 5, 2020
tastytrade discusses the relationship between Return on Capital and Volatility when trading options!
Nov 4, 2020
Tastytrade gives us insight into what outlier moves can do when we place short premium trades in low IV.
Nov 3, 2020
tastytrade examines how likely it is for different delta strangles to incur large losses in high IV Rank.
Nov 2, 2020
tastytrade shows us why selling premium into higher volatility might actually be a profitable play even if it is tougher to do emotionally.
Oct 30, 2020
tastytrade shows how options can be used to create a diversified portfolio with a small number of assets.
Oct 29, 2020
tastytrade researches and discusses the unique VIX pattern and trading opportunities.
Oct 28, 2020
tastytrade gives context around average moves that happen in the market compared to breakevens on short strangles.

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