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The Gut Strangle – Trading Blog

This approach will work if you believe that profits will accumulate when you work with in-the-money positions rather than at- or out-of-the-money ones....

Leveraged Anchor Implementation – Trading Blog

For those who don’t know what Anchor or the Leveraged Anchor is – a brief background: Anchor Trades were created to address a...

14 Tips to Better Trading from Home – Trading Blog

1. The Power of Intention.  Place deep thought towards what your primary motivation is for trading from home? If it involves visions of grandeur,...

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...

The ABCs of QE And QT

“The Fed’s Magic Money-Printing Machine” “Bernanke Admits to Congress: We are printing money, just not literally” “America’s reckless money-printing could put the world back...

The Story Behind the XIV Stock Drop

  Whatever it was, the VIX went from 17% to 37% in a matter of two-hours, or up 115%. That is the largest percentage gain...

Combining Momentum and Put Selling (Updated) – Trading Blog

Selling puts on the S&P 500 has been a good strategy since the mid 1980's, based on CBOE's Put Write Index (PUT). In the...

The Lessons From the XIV Collapse – Trading Blog

How short volatility products work?  If you’re long volatility then you make money when the VIX index or the volatility index goes up. The...

How to Analyze an Investment Strategy – Trading Blog

  1. Persistent. It holds across long periods of time, and across different economic regimes.  2. Pervasive. It holds across countries, regions, sectors, as well...

Trade Decisions: Risk or Profits? – Trading Blog

After all, option positions are usually held until something happens.  For example, the stock moves or time passes, or volatility changes etc.  Any decision...
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