Market extremes: how do we know when we’re in one? It depends on who you ask.
How has long gamma performed in low volatility environments? Find out here!
Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) may be the perfect fit for your portfolio. Read on to learn why!
We know selling options with 45 until expiration is the best time to sell. However, we are often confronted with choosing between 30 and 60 day cycles. When that happens, we need to make a decision which way to go.
If new all-time highs in US equities have your head spinning, today’s post may help restore your sense of balance!
We hope to win so much tastytraders will get bored. Okay, maybe we will never bore of winning trades. In order to win, we first need to understand how to win.
When volatility is high, both ETFs and the individual stocks comprising ETFs offer trading opportunities such as selling strangles. But should we trade the ETF or individual stocks?
The VIX spiked hard during the “Brexit” referendum and then crashed in the aftermath. Read on to learn about valuable tastytrade research that provides further historical context on the move.
Dylan is back in town and having deja vu all over again. Stocks and bonds remain at all-time highs while volatility is still on vacation. So why is Tom so happy?
Understanding relationships is one of tastytrade’s goals. No, not those kinds of relationships (though it might help answer some questions). Understanding the relationship between SPX and VIX is something that can help all traders better understand risk.
Looking for additional trading ideas in a low volatility environment? Read on to learn more!
If you’re trading gold and/or oil, today’s post puts the spotlight on the historical relationship between the two! Read on to learn more.
Calculating expected moves or how changes in volatility affect option prices isn’t always the quickest thing to determine. Fortunately, we’re old and have picked up some shortcuts over the years.
Markets are at all-time highs. Ugh. Volatility is at near all-time lows. Ugh. We are out on the ledge drinking spoiled milk. More often than not, that seems to be the recipe for when we want to consider a bullish trade on volatility.
Management fees in mutual funds and ETFs can be complicated and may be dampening your ability to make suitable returns in the market. Read on to learn more!
Pick the strategy, not the direction. We trade what the market offers and that is how we can remain profitable in a market moving higher.
Looking for more edge in your portfolio? Dr. Schultz has the answers - read on to learn more.
With the market peaking, you may be considering a long premium approach to take advantage of a potential pullback in the market. Read on to learn more about the success of such strategies in the past.
Using an ETF, we can create a synthetic notional equivalent futures contract. We don’t do that because we’re bored, but rather because doing so can help us understand how overnight price changes in the futures market will affect ETFs the next trading day.
Bond ETFs offer similar exposure to actual bonds and require significantly less capital. Read on to learn more about one of the titans in this sector - TLT!