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Implied Volatility

Earnings & Options | Learn How To Trade Earnings

Earnings & Options | Learn How To Trade Earnings

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 | What is IV Rank?

Implied Volatility Rank | What is IV Rank?

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. 

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.

Have You Watched From Theory to Practice Yet?

Have You Watched From Theory to Practice Yet?

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!

Trading in a Volatile Market | Market Measures

Trading in a Volatile Market | Market Measures

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.

Must-See Market Measures From 2015

Must-See Market Measures From 2015

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.

Returns on Stocks and ETFs | Market Measures

Returns on Stocks and ETFs | Market Measures

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.

Covered Calls

Covered Calls

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.

 

Guidelines to Combat Making Options Trading Mistakes

Guidelines to Combat Making Options Trading Mistakes

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.

The Chinese ETF

The Chinese ETF

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!

 

"Skinny" Spotlight: Options Modeling

"Skinny" Spotlight: Options Modeling

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"!

Revisiting IV Rank

Revisiting IV Rank

The "IV" in IV Rank stands for implied volatility. Learn more about this main tenet of the tastytrade strategy here!

Dr. Data's Revenge: Actual Volatility

Dr. Data's Revenge: Actual Volatility

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!