High Volatility

This Is The One Easy Trade to Make Before December

This Is The One Easy Trade to Make Before December

Thanksgiving is in two weeks, if you can believe it, and that means 2017’s trading year is coming to a close.  By December 15th or so, volume will dry up dramatically and many investors will close shop until next year.  But does that mean stocks are done moving for the year? While September and October […]

December Could Be Volatile: Here’s How to Profit From It

December Could Be Volatile: Here’s How to Profit From It

For many reasons, this year should have been a crazy one for stocks. You’d think that with the US basically repeating the 1960’s, there would be a little more action in the financial markets. Instead, it’s been one of the calmest years in stock market history. It’s certainly been the least volatile year since we […]

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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, […]

Volatility Plays for Income Investors

Volatility Plays for Income Investors

Selling call options on individual stocks is a favorite income boosting strategy for individual investors. Selling options on individual stocks requires extra trading expertise, special account authorization, and extra time spent in front of a computer. There are several funds that provide covered call strategy returns without the extra work. This means as an investor […]

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 […]

Profit from Volatility Pt. 3: Betting on Tech

Profit from Volatility Pt. 3: Betting on Tech

Place the recommended trade in this article for the chance to profit from a spike in volatility in the tech sector. After the mini-crash in June and the upcoming earnings season, the tech sector could be in for a dramatic move either up or down. Here’s how to profit no matter which way the stock […]