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Correlation and Pairs Trading
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Aug 10, 2020
Tom and Tony discuss the relationship between correlations and risk in a pairs trade.
Trading Range Bound
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Aug 7, 2020
There are many ways we can look to take advantage of two-sided action. One way being the type of trade we are placing, but usually we look to profit from direction, or a decrease in implied volatility. Join Tom and Tony in today’s discussion as they dig d
Trading Leaps
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Aug 5, 2020
A LEAP is any option that has more than a year until expiration. They tend to be illiquid and decay slowly. tastytrade explains.
Market Stats: Recent Index Correlation
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Aug 3, 2020
Today Tom and Tony discuss how correlation between market ETFs changed during July.
Timeframes in Finance
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Jul 31, 2020
Tom and Tony discuss different timeframes you can analyze when placing trades.
Probability of Extreme Volatility
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Jul 28, 2020
Tom and Tony take a look at vol through the ages, going back to 1928!
The Bid/Ask Spread
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Jul 24, 2020
Tom and Tony discuss what bid-ask spreads are and what we should be looking for when placing a trade.
Measuring the Bottom Line
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Jul 22, 2020
Ultimately as traders we are concerned with the bottom line number. Or more simply, the final tally of all your wins and losses. The goal of course being more wins. But what are some other metrics that go into our bottom line?
Risk Mitigation
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Jul 20, 2020
When trading options, how can traders reduce their risk? tastytrade explains.
The Probability of Fifty Percent
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Jul 17, 2020
The probability of making fifty percent is also known as P50. It is a metric that we use to gauge a possible trade probability of making 50% of max profit.
2-Sided Action
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Jul 16, 2020
When buyers and sellers meet, an underlying will begin to trade in a relatively tight range. tastytrade explains how to capitalize on this.
What is Historical Volatility?
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Jul 14, 2020
Tom and Tony talk about what HV is and how to compares to IV.
Product Indifference Part 2
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Jul 13, 2020
Understanding product indifference means looking at the quantitative values in order to determine a trades ability to fit into a portfolio.
Market Stats: Index IV Overstatement
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Jul 13, 2020
Today Tom and Tony discuss the current state of the IV overstatement rates for the four major indices.
Product Indifference
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Jul 9, 2020
Product indifference means that we are not concerned so much about what the underlying represents, but rather does it quantitatively fit into our portfolio
Characteristics of Liquidity
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Jul 8, 2020
Tom and Tony review how important liquidity is to retail traders.
Benefits of Managing Early
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Jul 6, 2020
Tom and Tony review the four main reasons why we manage trades early.
Turning a Profit
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Jul 6, 2020
How you profit in trading is secondary to making a profit in the first place. But how does an option turn a profit?
Luckbox Magazine: July Edition
Jul 2, 2020
This luckbox issue focuses on Modern Monetary Theory, Stephanie Kelton, Economic Theories, Deficit "Myths" and more!
Market Stats: Foreign Market Recoveries
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Jul 1, 2020
Today Tom and Tony compare the impact of the 2020 Selloff on global markets.
A Refresher on BPR
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Jun 29, 2020
Tom and Tony review the basics of buying power reduction (BPR).
A Contrarian Approach
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Jun 29, 2020
To help form an assumption we might use what is known as a contrarian approach. Join Tom and Tony as they dig deeper into this foundational concept.
IV and IVR Skew
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Jun 26, 2020
Today Tom and Tony show some examples of IVR skew.

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