The Hidden Dangers of Iron Condors – Trading Blog

Unfortunately, most people are being misled when it comes to Iron Condors. The potential gains are certainly amazing, but the risks are high...

Fatal Flaws in Black-Scholes – Trading Blog

The study revealed that only 3% to 5% of issues fell within acceptable ranges predicted by Black-Scholes. That is dismal.  The question of reliability...

Holiday Effect in VIX Futures – Trading Blog

The “holiday effect" is the tendency of the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) December futures to trade at a discount to the midpoint of the...

Long Straddle Through Earnings Backtest – Trading Blog

The reason is simple: over time the options tend to overprice the potential move. Those options experience huge volatility drop the day after...

Stocks Vs. Bonds | Bond Stock Market Hedge

Hulbert pointed out that this month’s steep market decline also saw bond prices fall as well, spreading worry that in the “new normal”...

Focus on the Process, not the Outcome – Trading Blog

They get all wrapped up in their trading results each day, sometimes new traders will even be watching their results each hour. They...

The “OOPS signal” trade – Trading Blog

  For example, in May, price opened at about $305 and dropped the same day to under $295; then gapped lower to $285. As...

Do all stocks have the same expected returns? – Trading Blog

Without a specific goal in mind and an investment philosophy to guide your decisions, it can quickly become overwhelming. There are two primary...

Selling Puts: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – Trading Blog

  Selling puts seems to be of such interest that there are even ETFs, such as Wisdom Tree's Put-Write ETF (PUTW) that offer an...

Assignment Risks to Avoid – Trading Blog

If you don't you can find your entire account blown out over a weekend.  Assignments occur in two basic varieties. First, on expiration Friday...
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