The End of Hedge Funds?

The End of Hedge Funds?

Hedge funds have come under fire in 2016 due to much-publicized underperformance in the category. Read on to learn more about alternative investments!

Trading with a Day Job: Truth or Skepticism

Trading with a Day Job: Truth or Skepticism

If investors want to give away hard-earned after tax dollars to someone, don’t expect Tom to try stopping you. Even the Great and Powerful Sos can only do so much. Another lively debate from Tom & Dylan!

Four Important Aspects of Correlation

Four Important Aspects of Correlation

A good understanding of how correlation works in financial markets can often be a differentiating factor in terms of trade identification. Learn more about correlation through a recent episode of Best Practices!

Volatility Measurements, Part 3

Volatility Measurements, Part 3

The most popular volatility measurements in the marketplace are not only indicators of sentiment but also tradable products for taking/hedging risk. Join us for the final edition of a 3-part series focusing on these critical tools!

Top Four Uses of Delta

Top Four Uses of Delta

Delta is the Greek we most often discuss at tastytrade. Let's take a look at the four main ways in which we use delta to understand individual stocks positions and your portfolio as a whole.

Mean Reversion | Options Jive

Mean Reversion | Options Jive

Mean reversion is a key aspect of volatility trading. Check out this article for further context on this important subject.

What's new on tastytrade.com this week?

What's new on tastytrade.com this week?

In our quest to make tastytrade.com jam-packed with useful tools and information while being as fun and easy to use as possible, we rolled out some new features this week. Plus, don't miss a sneak peek of some features that are coming very soon!

Volatility Measurements, Part 2

Volatility Measurements, Part 2

The most popular volatility measurements in the marketplace are not only indicators of sentiment but also tradable products for taking/hedging risk. Join us for Part 2 of a three-part series focusing on these critical tools.

Hedge Funds: Finding a Better Alternative | Truth Or Skepticism

Hedge Funds: Finding a Better Alternative | Truth Or Skepticism

Everyone else is doing it. I just am not ready to get started, but I will.

In this week’s episode of Truth or Skepticism, Dylan and Tom discussed some of the excuses investors accept about poor performance from traditional investing and why challenging the status quo can be a better plan.

Formula for Realistic Expectations | Market Measures

Formula for Realistic Expectations | Market Measures

Earning a certain average profit per month by selling premium is something of interest to many investors and traders. Until now, no one knew how much extrinsic premium needed to be sold to generate a targeted average monthly profit. We’re about to change that.

Stand Alone: A Conversation with Martin Sosnoff

Stand Alone: A Conversation with Martin Sosnoff

One similarity tastytraders share is enjoying stories from market veterans who helped pave the road we hope to build upon. Tom recently sat down with his uncle, famed investor Martin Sosnoff to discuss how Martin became involved in markets and his approach to investing.

A Look at Smaller Cap Energy

A Look at Smaller Cap Energy

Small to mid-cap energy stocks have staged an impressive comeback alongside a surge in crude oil prices. Read this post to learn more about this niche group.

Eliminating Direction | Delta as a Hedging Tool

Eliminating Direction | Delta as a Hedging Tool

Delta is the options Greek most often considered by traders. Delta allows us to understand the relationship between an option and its underlying asset. We can use this to create a hedge. See how here!

Keys to Success in Trading | Confirm and Send

Keys to Success in Trading | Confirm and Send

One of our goals at tastytrade is quantifying opportunity to increase success. To that end, we share massive amounts of back tested data and studies. However, data isn’t always the key to success.

The Jade Lizard: | Market Measures

The Jade Lizard: | Market Measures

Jade lizards may sound like ancient artifacts, but they’re actually an options trading strategy that can be used by beginners and experienced traders alike. Read on to learn more!

Should I Take Profits Off Early?

Should I Take Profits Off Early?

tastytraders know we try making 50% of maximum profit potential in defined risk trades and 25% in undefined risk trades. However, when implied volatility (IV) is low, should we be willing to take a little less?