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!
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!
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.
Can Modern Portfolio Theory international diversification help your options trading portfolio? Read on to learn more about challenges and benefits of international diversification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this post, you'll learn how volatility and mean reversion relate to trading options. You'll also see how historic, implied and future volatility go hand in hand.
What is scalping? And how do you know what products/underlyings are good scalping candidates? Learn more here in this blog post!
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!
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.
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.
Jade Lizards and Big Lizards are two options trading strategies that Liz and Jenny like to use on their tastytrade show. Learn more about them here!
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!