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Cross-Product Hedging | Closing the Gap

Cross-Product Hedging | Closing the Gap

Using different products to hedge positional risk is an advanced concept in equity options trading. If you’re interested in learning more about cross-product hedging, you’ve come to the right place!

Evaluating Opportunity in /VX Futures | tastytrade Live!

Evaluating Opportunity in /VX Futures | tastytrade Live!

With many indice back near 52-week highs and some volatility products trending lower, the tastytrade team brings some insights to consider for the current market environment. If you want to learn more about /VX futures and the VIX index, you’ve come to the right place!

Think You're Globally Diversified? Think Again.

Think You're Globally Diversified? Think Again.

Can Modern Portfolio Theory international diversification help your options trading portfolio? Read on to learn more about challenges and benefits of international diversification.

New Series @tastytrade: Scalping

New Series @tastytrade: Scalping

The tastytrade financial network is pleased to introduce a new six-part series focused on Scalping. The first episode provides an overview of the concept and a rundown of best practices.

CEO Compensation: Does it Match Their Company's Performance?

CEO Compensation: Does it Match Their Company's Performance?

Have you ever wondered why CEOs of publicly-traded companies appear to make stratospheric salaries even when the underlying stocks of their companies are underperforming? You aren’t alone. Read on to learn the tastytrade team's take on this topic.

 

Activist Wars: Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Activist Wars: Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has been a hot topic over the course of the last few weeks and this continuing saga may have a far-reaching impact on the entire pharmaceutical/biotech industry. Read on to learn more, particularly about the “activist investor” component.

Four Reasons You Need to Understand Delta When Trading Options

Four Reasons You Need to Understand Delta When Trading Options

Delta is one of the important “Greeks” that traders use to analyze option prices and make options trading decisions. Read on to learn more on the most common uses of delta and how traders get a leg up in the market by mastering their understanding of this metric.

 

Back to the Futures: Oil vs. Canadian Dollar

Back to the Futures: Oil vs. Canadian Dollar

The price of crude oil can affect not only the world’s economy, but also the foreign exchange rates of governments that rely on this stream of export income. Join the Closing the Gap: Futures Edition team for an in-depth look at this relationship and some trading ideas that can be deployed to capitalize on it.

How Does Vega Affect Your Portfolio?

How Does Vega Affect Your Portfolio?

Understanding the impact of vega on a position or portfolio is a critical skill for every options trader. If you want to enhance your own skill set, read about how delta hedging can help mitigate vega risk.

 

Exiting Positions Before Expiration

Exiting Positions Before Expiration

Expiration week is a critical time period for any options position. Today’s post focuses on some tastytrade research that provides valuable guidance on navigating these often troubled waters.

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.

 

Revisiting the Core Portfolio

Revisiting the Core Portfolio

In this post, we examine an episode in which the Top Dogs team compares their custom portfolio to the theoretical portfolios they analyzed at the outset of the series.

 

Earnings Season: A Time of Risk and Reward

Earnings Season: A Time of Risk and Reward

Earnings season is believed to be a time of great risk and reward for traders of equity options. However, short premium traders should keep in mind that theta decay can be synthetically inflated during expirations that contain an earnings event. Read on to learn more!

 

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.

High Beta vs. Low Beta

High Beta vs. Low Beta

Beta becomes a much more relevant topic when global markets enter times of turbulence. This episode of Closing the Gap provides context on high beta vs. low beta trades in dynamic trading environments.

Tasty Tidbit | The Strangle Checklist

Tasty Tidbit | The Strangle Checklist

Thinking of adding the strangle to your list of options trading strategies? Here are six things you need to know before you place a trade using a strangle!