Author: Jay Soloff

The Options Market Isn’t Sold On Higher Volatility

The Options Market Isn’t Sold On Higher Volatility

Let’s face it, investors and traders love selling volatility. Ever since volatility essentially become its own asset class, the investing world has loved to be short it. After all, selling volatility works out the vast majority of the time. However, the problem with being short volatility is that it can reverse in a hurry. When […]

Using Options to Trade the Spike in Advanced Micro Devices

Using Options to Trade the Spike in Advanced Micro Devices

There are generally two reasons why a stock a sudden, big move. Either the overall market is having a big up or down day (the systemic effect). Or, the company itself has some specific news item causing a large move (the idiosyncratic effect). Most stock specific news is related to earnings or product announcements, although […]

How to Easily Increase The Yield On This Boring Trade

How to Easily Increase The Yield On This Boring Trade

Almost every type of investment vehicle seems to be more exciting than bonds. The one exception may be annuities, which I can’t even discuss because I’ll pass out from boredom before I finish the article. But back to bonds, they generally aren’t very exciting to invest in, especially government bonds. Nevertheless, bonds are an extremely […]

A Safe Trade to Generate Income From Emerging Markets

A Safe Trade to Generate Income From Emerging Markets

It goes without saying that the ETF revolution has completely altered the way we can invest and trade. ETFs have given the average investor access to asset classes once reserved for the rich and privileged. There are now thousands of different ways to set up your portfolio without ever having to invest in a single […]