Losses are an unavoidable fact of trading. Understanding how long recovering from losses generally takes helps set expectations and reinforces the argument for staying small, trading often and staying in uncorrelated products.
A comprehensive understanding of extrinsic value can help drive improved decision-making when trading volatility. Read on to learn more...
Crude oil pricing has been all over the place in the wake of the latest OPEC announcement. Read on to learn more!
The result of the recent US Presidential election could create ripples in the world of international finance. Read on to learn more!
Probability of touch (POT) expresses the likelihood of a stock reaching an option’s strike price between today and the option’s expiration. Using POT can help us assess risk in trades such as strangles while at the same time, combating cataracts!
Today’s post focuses on “pure” volatility trading - read on to learn more!
Just like a deep river, the currents beneath the incoming Trump administration are swirling in unpredictable ways. Read on to learn more about some important changes taking place in the market since the election.
Managing theta at the portfolio level is critical when trading volatility. Read on to learn more!
Sector-specific ETFs offer diversification and require less buying power than index ETFs. Selling straddles in these products also offers a statistically high probability of success.
Effectively managing losing positions can help increase your trading P/L. Read on to learn more!
If the US Presidential election was any indicator, the 2016 trading year may have saved the best for last - especially as it relates to volatility.
2016 is far from over with some impacting events still left on the calendar. If you've been considering portfolio protection, today’s post is for you!
Just as we feed on panic by selling option premium when everyone is most afraid, we have to control our own panic when trades don't work.
Curious how the current spike in VIX compares to recent history? Today’s post has the information you need to know...
Been following the dramatic rise in natural gas prices? Today’s post has the info you need to know.
VIX is on the move with the US Presidential election right around the corner. Read on to learn more!
Let’s look at an indicator that may help you leverage opportunity during periods of high expected volatility. Read on to learn more!
Numbers have no agenda. Numbers do not know what they did the day before. They simply communicate the most up-to-date market information and it’s up to us how we use that information.
There is a direct correlation between risk and reward. The greater the risk, the greater the reward. We can limit our risk, but doing so means taking less profit and accepting a lower probability of profit.
Trade small, trade often. In the third episode of this new series, Tom, Dylan, Jenny, Jim and James discuss trading small, trading often and why this is so important.