Author: Jay Soloff

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 […]

Trading a Boring Market with Options

Trading a Boring Market with Options

There are lots of jokes floating around the internet regarding other things you could be doing with your time instead of trading. These take the form of funny memes or gifs, or just random humorous one-liners. The jokes are popping up because of how incredibly boring the stock market has been this year. The lack […]

Trading The Fed With Options

Trading The Fed With Options

If you were to take a poll of investors who’ve traded options, you’d probably find the majority of them have traded single stock options. I’d venture to guess most investors think of options as a way to trade names like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) or Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). A handful of the people you poll may […]

How to Trade Facebook (FB) With Options

How to Trade Facebook (FB) With Options

Death, taxes, and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) user growth… it should be the new saying. Social media giant Facebook continues to grow its user base quarter after quarter with almost military-like discipline. It seems like the only thing that could halt the growth is the limited population of the planet. Eventually, FB will run out of […]