Most investors are familiar with what earnings are, but less know about the different strategies and considerations when investing in a company with upcoming earnings. In this post you will learn about what earnings are, the terminology associated with earnings, and how you can place an 'earnings trade.'
Implied volatility rank (or IV rank for short) is a newer concept in the options trading industry. Any option traders knows what implied volatility is and how it relates to the pricing of options, but few understand what IV rank is. IV rank is a measure that brings relativity to implied volatility.
Extrinsic value and intrinsic value are directly linked to the price of an option. It is important to understand these concepts so you can maximize returns.
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.
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!
Dr. Jim Schultz, a new addition to the tastytrade team, hits the ground running on his new series From Theory to Practice. Read on for an introduction to the new “doc on the block” and an overview of the first-ever episode!
If you are looking for trading ideas in choppy (volatile) markets, look no further than this blog post! Research conducted by tastytrade suggests that ETFs with high implied volatility are a good starting point.
What are covered calls and why do people love them so much? Dr. Data gives us the numbers in this blog post on how covered calls perform in bull and bear markets...read more here!
Implied Volatility Rank (IVR) and Implied Volatility Percentile can be key differentiators when evaluating potential options trades. See why it’s important to understand the subtle differences between the two here!
A big part of the winter holiday season is reflecting on the past year and strategizing for the future. Join us for a recap of some of tastytrade’s greatest Market Measures segments from 2015.
Understanding the product spectrum is a key to building a successful options trading approach. Read on for more information on the different profiles of single-stock options versus ETFs.
Extended periods of suppressed volatility can present a challenge for traders of volatility. This post explores research that indicates there may be opportunity hidden within markets of this nature.
Understanding the dynamics of liquidity in trading is a key element to success. Read on to learn more about liquidity as it relates to dynamic markets.
Are you bullish a stock and want to effectively lower your cost basis? Read on to find out more about covered calls as recently highlighted on Tasty Bites.
Every trade initiated in the market faces numerous obstacles on the route to profitability. Building your awareness around potential trading mistakes can help ensure your portfolio has the best possible chance for success.
How have Chinese stock market ETF options traded and how often have they stayed within 1 and 2 standard deviation moves? Read more here to help your trading decision making process!
What's the relationship between volatility and option prices? Find out how they go together like birds of a feather here!
How does high implied volatility effect options trading decisions? Find out here as the gang explores this very topic on "The Skinny on Options Modeling"!
The "IV" in IV Rank stands for implied volatility. Learn more about this main tenet of the tastytrade strategy here!
How successful has implied volatility (market volatility) been in predicting actual volatility? Read this post to find out the results of the research team's study!