Since Dylan last graced Chicago with his presence, markets have become a bit more choppy. Today’s Truth or Skepticism largely focused on potential opportunities and how Tom is positioning his portfolio.
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.
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!
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?
Silver is roaring and the gold/silver ratio has been shrinking. Read on to learn how this is affecting the market!
Confused about skew when it comes to trading options? This segment will "straighten" you out!
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.
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.
Ryan and Beef explain whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to buy or short options. Check out their segment comparing the two.
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.
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!
There’s a “gone fishin’” sign on the front door to volatility’s home. So what exactly does Tom do when opportunity is nearly non-existent?
Taxes are due this week! Do you have the necessary forms in place as a tastytrader? Take a look at this article so that you know the right questions to ask an accountant.
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 trades are a great engagement tool. When market volatility overall is low, earnings trades might be the only premium selling opportunities available.
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.
There is a reason opening an options trading account requires additional paperwork. But does more paperwork equate to more risk? Methinks not. Read why here!
No matter how skilled you are (or believe you are), any trade might go against you. In this piece, I’m going to discuss how to manage a trade gone bad.
Want to get a leg-up on trading China and the FXI? Today’s post highlights what traders should pay attention to about China.
An important part of maintaining a volatility portfolio is learning how to hedge it properly. A recent episode of From Theory to Practice with Dr. Schultz provides great background on why.