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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.

Low Volatility? There’s Still Plenty to Trade!
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Jun 18, 2021
Join Tom and Tony as they take a look at the trades that Jermal has recently done in this low volatility environment.
Getting Emotion Out of the Mix
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Jun 16, 2021

Learn the importance of minimizing emotion while trading. Know the probabilities of independent trades going against you, and how to combat this with a set strategy and small positions.

What is r? Risk Free Rates
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Jun 15, 2021

The “risk-free rate” plays a prominent role throughout financial mathematics - the Black-Scholes model, the risk-neutral measure, even the efficient market hypothesis takes ‘r’ as a given.

What is the Baltic Dry Index?
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Jun 11, 2021
Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as examine what the Baltic Dry Index means for volatility in shipping stocks, equity names and commodities.
Types Of Assumptions
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Jun 10, 2021

tastytrade lists and explains three ways to formulate an assumption on the market. 

What Is Negative Gamma?
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Jun 9, 2021

tastytrade conceptually defines what gamma from an option trader’s perspective.

Mean Reversions: Stocks vs ETFs
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Jun 8, 2021

Today, Tom and Tony look at the data to compare the degree of mean reversion between ETFs and common stocks.

Can Volatility Be Too High?
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Jun 4, 2021
Tom, Tony and Jermal take a look at catalyst-driven, high implied volatility and whether or not it is worth selling.
Stock Liquidity and Option Liquidity
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Jun 3, 2021

tastytrade explains the difference between stock and option liquidity.

Mean Attraction in Volatility
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Jun 1, 2021
The efficient market hypothesis rules out mean reversion in prices; belief in mean reversion for volatility, however, is the foundational motivator for the decision to sell premium when volatility is high.
Exploring the Gold to Silver Ratio
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May 28, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as take a look at the gold-to-silver ratio and discuss how savvy traders attempt to take advantage of the spread.

The Dynamics of Delta
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May 27, 2021

The delta of a contract is affected by factors such as: distance from the strike price, implied volatility, and time to expiration.

Gamification Of Trading
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May 25, 2021

The tastytrade crew tackles the idea of gamification of trading today, which has come to fruition through new visualizations of trades, and the ease of placing them through various apps and trading platforms.

Implied vs Historical Predictions
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May 25, 2021

Many options traders use historical volatility to predict future volatility, but how does this compare to calculating implied volatility and using that instead? Tune in to see how the tastytrade crew approaches this!

The Sharpe Ratio and Options
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May 24, 2021

The Sharpe ratio is generally a simple, effective tool for comparing strategies - the higher the Sharpe, the better the expected performance.

Does Tail Risk Hedging Pay Off?
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May 21, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they examine the phenomenon of tail risk hedging and if it makes sense for the everyday retail trader.

Trading Sector ETFs
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May 19, 2021

The power of an ETF is the built in diversification. They eliminate single stock risk, by creating a basket of underlyings.

Profits and Loss Per BPR
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May 18, 2021

While undefined risk trades are generally more profitable, defined risk trades can let us more efficiently deploy our available buying power.

Implied Correlation Indexes
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May 14, 2021
Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they take a look at implied correlation indexes and how it can be used as an additional piece of information for timing market volatility.
BPR and Risk
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May 13, 2021

tastytrade explains why BPR cannot be used to compare risk between strategies.

The Art Of The Scalp
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May 12, 2021

The goal of a scalp is to profit from short term price movements. Scalping can be done using stock, futures, or options.

VVIX ETF Explained
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May 7, 2021

Join Tom, Tony and Jermal as they take a look at the volatility of the VIX index, known as the VVIX index.

What is Strategic Diversification?
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May 6, 2021

tastytrade reviews a powerful concept in portfolio management: diversification.

A Neutral Strategy
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May 5, 2021

Find out how neutral, non-directional option strategies can profit.

Managed vs Defined
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May 4, 2021

Defined risk trades also have less extreme profit/loss outcomes and generally require less buying power. Today, Tom and Tony look at the data to contrast the effects of these approaches.

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