Volatility

Three High-Yield Trades For a Market Lacking Direction

Three High-Yield Trades For a Market Lacking Direction

A few weeks ago, the stock market major indexes set new record highs. Then as 2019 second-quarter earnings season kicked off; the markets pulled back. As we move deeper into earnings, it is impossible to determine where stock prices will go. This type of increased market volatility can produce more attractive return opportunities for covered […]

An Easy Covered Call Shows How Powerful This Trade Can Be

An Easy Covered Call Shows How Powerful This Trade Can Be

Greetings from the Las Vegas MoneyShow! This event is always one of my favorites to speak at every year. It’s a great place to meet with other options traders or traders who are looking to learn how to start using options. This year I’m presenting primarily about overwriting (selling options in conjunction with owning stocks) […]

SPIKES Versus VIX: How to Take Advantage of the Differences

SPIKES Versus VIX: How to Take Advantage of the Differences

Up until last February, the Cboe’s VIX (S&P 500 Volatility Index) was the only market volatility index which could be traded through derivative products. The index itself is not tradeable, but VIX futures, options on those futures, and VIX-related ETFs are all widely popular products. While the usage of these products varied based on the […]

Earn 488% Returns As Volatility Continues To Fall

Earn 488% Returns As Volatility Continues To Fall

As summer quickly approaches, it seems there are many traders who feel volatility is going to vanish in the coming months. It’s not unusual for volatility to diminish in the summer. However, there appears to be even more bets than usual that the market is going to remain calm. Market volatility these days feels a […]