Volatility

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 […]

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 […]