Omicron has caused concern and uncertainty in the market. tastytrade takes a deeper dive into the rise in volatility.
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Options Jive

If you want to trade like a tastytrader, you have to learn how to talk like a tastytrader. Sit down with Tom and Tony as they dish out and discuss popular trading topics that give you an edge when opening, closing and managing your trades.

Dec 3, 2021

Volatility remains elevated and Wednesday’s session had a larger intraday rally from the previous day’s close and then ended down on the day—an extremely rare occurrence. What does it all mean?

Dec 2, 2021

There are several ways an option that has been sold short can turn a profit. Join Tom and Tony as they cover each of these factors to help you understand the strategy behind the trades we place.

Dec 1, 2021

Which stocks were resilient to Friday's COVID news and is there a correlation between them? tastytrade investigates.

Nov 30, 2021

We can all access correlations of underlyings but tastytrade looks to see how these correlations relate to the ones that really matter to us: the correlations of options.

Nov 29, 2021

Volatility (Vega) and Duration (Theta) are closely intertwined. One important step in the trade formation process is to determine what duration is appropriate given the outstanding level of volatility. 

Nov 24, 2021

Many options traders use IV as the basis of entering trades, but can it be used on non-equity products like GLD? Join Tom and Tony as they dig into how IV in these products differs from that in equities. ˘

Nov 23, 2021

Tom and Tony dig into the historical correlation between the SPY and the VIX.

Nov 19, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they take a look at the different ways to trade the U.S. Dollar.

Nov 18, 2021

With options, we can set up trades that profit from non-movement. Join Tom and Tony as they explain why and how.

Nov 17, 2021

With the crypto market closing at $2.6 trillion and volatility stabilizing, the number of tradable products in the space has rapidly increased. Learn about the many different crypto products you can trade.

Nov 16, 2021

When smaller accounts become big enough to take on more risk, should we increase the number of iron condors we sell? Or widen the long wings out and/or go undefined? The answer may surprise you.

Nov 12, 2021

Join Tony, TP, and Jermal as they examine five pertinent graphics for Q4 2021 and beyond.

Nov 9, 2021

Tom and Jermal examine the data to see how volatility and price shifts caused by earnings reports hold up a month after these binary events occur.

Nov 5, 2021

Tony, Liz, and Jermal take a look at the many equity names that have posted quarterly earnings that curiously still have high IVRs.
Nov 4, 2021

Tony and Scott dig into the relationship between volatility and time, as well as duration. Watch to learn more about these powerful forces in option pricing.

Nov 3, 2021
CAR’s move, although similar to GME in terms of magnitude and surprise factor, is not identical from an IV perspective (at least not yet), and selling premium into a move like this should be done with extremely small quantities.
Nov 2, 2021

Is IV, and in turn, expected move, actually overstated and if so, why doesn't this contradict the efficient market hypothesis? 

Oct 29, 2021
Join Tom, Tony, and Jermal as they discuss recent trading and IVR of a few names in the payments industry.
Oct 27, 2021

While price returns are roughly symmetrical and normally distributed, volatility clusters frequently to one side and only moves big to the upside.

Oct 26, 2021

Tom and Tony look at the data to see how much more price action occurs at earnings than on a typical day and contrast pre-earnings IV to average IV.

Oct 22, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they discuss the optimum time to sell earnings volatility.

Oct 20, 2021

The leading cryptos (BTC and ETH) are trading near all time highs while their IVs, expected moves, and price volatilities remain constant.

Oct 19, 2021

Tom and Tony explore a more sophisticated method for reaching the expected range of an underlying, using only tools readily available in the platform.

Oct 15, 2021
S&P 500 sector ETFs can help diversify portfolios and hedge earnings risk.
Oct 13, 2021

Option skew can be intuitively thought of as the direction and magnitude of the underlying’s velocity of risk.

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