Author: Jay Soloff

The Best Investment for the Demise of Big Oil

The Best Investment for the Demise of Big Oil

When’s the last time you looked at the price of crude oil? How about natural gas prices? With all the crazy things going on in the world right now, it’s easy to overlook something as mundane as the oil & gas markets. Sure, the fossil fuel industry grabbed some headlines due to the intense hurricane […]

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The Cheapest Trade With the Return of Volatility

For investors, the summer doldrums are officially over. It’s not just the start of September signaling the end of the market’s slow period. There’s been a noticeable uptick in major news items – most of them not good. The biggest market moving news is coming out of North Korea, where the military supposedly detonated a […]

Plan For Volatility The Rest Of The Year Using Options

Plan For Volatility The Rest Of The Year Using Options

If you’ve been paying attention to the market lately, you will have definitely noticed an uptick in volatility. The VIX, the most popular measure of volatility, spiked on several occasions over the last two weeks. Plus, it remained elevated (relative to recent months) even on less volatile trading days. You can see from the chart, […]

Using Options To Trade Metals and Mining

Using Options To Trade Metals and Mining

One of the great benefits to options trading is the flexibility it gives traders to execute a strategy as they see fit.  With options, even traders who share an opinion on a trade thesis can go about the execution in vastly different manners.  This flexibility allows savvy traders to fine tune their trading strategy as […]

An Easy Options Trade for Betting on the Economy

An Easy Options Trade for Betting on the Economy

Lately, I’ve been writing a lot about how to trade in more a volatile stock market environment. After the North Korea nuclear scare, there’s been quite a bit more volatility in the financial markets than what we’ve generally experienced in the past year. As such, I’ve been talking about topics such as how to trade […]

A Super Cheap Way To Trade Volatility With Options

A Super Cheap Way To Trade Volatility With Options

It’s almost hard to believe, but higher market volatility has persisted for over a week.  We haven’t had more than a day or two of elevated volatility in essentially over a year.  Most of the volatility spikes of the last year or so were so short-lived, you almost didn’t know they occurred. Even last week, […]

The One Trade to Make for Buying Cheap Gold with Options

The One Trade to Make for Buying Cheap Gold with Options

Volatility comes and volatility goes… but mostly it goes. It seemed like we may have a real resurgence in volatility for the first time in well, years, after news surfaced of North Korea having nuclear missile capabilities. The subsequent threats coming from North Korea and the White House put investors on notice. After all, if […]

Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

Right now, thousands of short volatility traders are scrambling to cover their positions. Okay, that’s an exaggeration – they’re probably just rolling their positions higher. Joking aside, there’s nothing like a nuclear threat to get some volatility back in the financial markets. Yet, two or three days of higher volatility probably isn’t going to change […]