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Environments characterized by high implied volatility can offer traders additional opportunities, but also additional risk!
An option’s delta is often used to estimate the likelihood it finishes in-the-money (ITM). Today’s post examines the historical accuracy of that function.
Negotiators are working hard to meet a March 2nd deadline for a US-China trade agreement. Will that represent the end of the conflict, or the beginning of a new one?
While the end of 2018 appeared chaotic, it may have just been a reversion to “normal” trading conditions as compared to 2017.
When managing “tested positions,” traders have several choices available to them. Today’s post explores new tastytrade research on the topic.
When an account suffers a drawdown, what are some tactics we can leverage to mitigate risk?
If you’re looking for additional ways to analyze potential positions, you might consider a breakeven analysis.
A potential trade war announcement during the 1st quarter of 2019 could mean earnings trades may be exposed to not only one “binary event,” but two (or more).
A quick look at how portfolio P/L typically behaves under dramatic increases in market volatility.
With the VXX steaming toward maturity, today’s post provides more details on transitioning to the new VXXB.
The crude oil rollercoaster from 2018 has sustained itself into the new year.
Has the rally in gold opened up new trading opportunities related to the Gold-Silver Ratio? Read on to learn more...
What happens when we extend the duration of earnings trades?
Tariff-related news developments can catalyze opportunities in the financial markets.
Looking for more insights on the 2018 trading year, as well as a sneak peek into 2019? If so, today’s post is for you!
The Santa Claus rally never materialized in 2018. Today’s post highlights tactics traders can consider when the probability of tail risk is heightened.
Do current market conditions have you thinking about directional plays? If so, today’s post is for you!
Market volatility related to the trade war may have produced a “whipsaw” in your portfolio. If that’s the case, today’s post may help you manage such positions in the future...
Confusion around Brexit has pumped up implied volatility in British Pound futures.
If you’re starting to think about positioning and tactics in 2019, today’s post may assist with brainstorming!
The yield curve just inverted for the first time since 2007. Today’s post provides more context on this important development...
Frank and Nick introduce a new show on the tastytrade network just in time for the markets’ wild ride!
Volatility returned to its unpredictable self in 2018 - at least in some ways!
A look at vega risk as it relates to volatility spreads.
New research focused on the options of leveraged ETFs can help you better understand the potential risks when trading such products.