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Calendars Are So Hot Right Now

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During the past month we’ve seen continued contraction in the implied volatility of products like equity indices, gold, and oil. This doesn’t mean we should stop trading, we just need to switch up our strategies! One strategy that takes advantage of low implied volatility environments is the calendar.

In this piece, we discuss how to structure and manage calendar spreads while also providing a few underlyings that meet our calendar criteria.