Hedge Strategy

Hedging Is More Important Than You Think

Hedging Is More Important Than You Think

One thing that I’ve learned in the many years that I’ve traded options is that most investors hate hedging.  It’s not the idea of hedging (i.e., protecting a portfolio’s downside) that’s the issue.  It’s the cost.  Hedging can be expensive over time. Investors generally are not fans of things that are meant to lose money […]

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The Power Of The Options Hedge

One of the more intriguing aspects of 2021 has been the relatively high levels of expected volatility in the equities markets.  The VIX, a widely-used barometer of broad market volatility, has been consistently higher throughout the year compared to its long-term median.  Despite the high levels of anticipated volatility, the market hasn’t yet seen that […]