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?

Three Key Concepts of Implied Volatility

Three Key Concepts of Implied Volatility

Implied volatility is at the heart of options trading. Knowing the level of implied volatility in an underlying or the market as a whole provides us information on price, expectations and risk.

The Lowdown on Doha

The Lowdown on Doha

A recent meeting of the world’s biggest oil producing countries in Doha ended without a deal to “freeze” production. Today’s post provides context on what that could mean for the price of crude oil.

Earnings Spotlight: Energy Sector

Earnings Spotlight: Energy Sector

With oil prices rebounding over the last month, earnings in the energy sector will be of particular interest this cycle. Read on to learn more about potential volatility in the oil patch this month.

Meet tastytrade Rising Star, Steven K.!

Meet tastytrade Rising Star, Steven K.!

Rising Stars is a segment where we talk to people who have learned how to trade and want to share their story! Watch the segment and read our extended interview with our latest Rising Star!

Volatility Measurements: Understanding Volatility

Volatility Measurements: Understanding Volatility

The most popular volatility measurements in the marketplace are not only indicators of sentiment but also tradable products for taking/hedging risk. Join us as we focus on these critical tools.

Earnings: To Trade or Not to Trade

Earnings: To Trade or Not to Trade

Earnings trades are a great engagement tool. When market volatility overall is low, earnings trades might be the only premium selling opportunities available.

Bond ETFs and Interest Rates

Bond ETFs and Interest Rates

Global interest rate policy has been one of the hottest topics in the market in 2016. Today’s post highlights what you need to know.

China: What to Follow and Why

China: What to Follow and Why

Want to get a leg-up on trading China and the FXI? Today’s post highlights what traders should pay attention to about China.