Allocating Capital

Allocating Capital

Intelligently leveraging capital gives traders an advantage. When used properly, margin is not risk, in fact, it is key in limiting risk.

Protective Collars

Protective Collars

Do protective collars mitigate risk or limit returns? Read on to learn more!

Market Highs, VIX Lows

Market Highs, VIX Lows

The bulls have taken control for the moment, but it’s possible that risks to the downside are being mispriced. Read on to learn more!

Building a Core Portfolio

Building a Core Portfolio

Creating a large portfolio can be intimidating. It begins with selecting “core positions” and then hedging against them.

Passive Investing is Destructive to Wealth

Passive Investing is Destructive to Wealth

An active trader is an engaged trader. Active trading is educated trading. The only way to change the connotation around the word “active" is through education.

Recovering From Losses

Recovering From Losses

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.

Understanding Extrinsic Value

Understanding Extrinsic Value

A comprehensive understanding of extrinsic value can help drive improved decision-making when trading volatility. Read on to learn more...

Crude Oil: OPEC and OVX

Crude Oil: OPEC and OVX

Crude oil pricing has been all over the place in the wake of the latest OPEC announcement. Read on to learn more!

Trade, Rates, and The Fisher Effect

Trade, Rates, and The Fisher Effect

The result of the recent US Presidential election could create ripples in the world of international finance. Read on to learn more!

Probability of Touching Both Sides

Probability of Touching Both Sides

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! 

Tasty Trends: Sector Rotations

Tasty Trends: Sector Rotations

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 Portfolio Theta

Managing Portfolio Theta

Managing theta at the portfolio level is critical when trading volatility. Read on to learn more!