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Iron Condor vs. Iron Butterfly – Trading Blog

Iron Condor Description Iron Condor is a vega negative gamma negative trade. Choosing the strike prices for your iron condor position – and deciding how much cash...

Leveraged Anchor: A Tree Month Review – Trading Blog

For those who may not be familiar, the original Anchor strategy invested approximately ninety percent of its holding in broad market S&P 500...

How a Fund is Developed – Trading Blog

This is particularly true in the current markets.  We are seeing a rise in people who think they are trading geniuses and new...

History is a Great Teacher – Trading Blog

Dimensional Equity Balanced Strategy Index since 1970. All figures are annualized.   Average 12 months: 14.74% Best 12 months: 83.06% Worst 12 months: -51.27% Don't put your emergency...

Why Dow Points Are Meaningless – Trading Blog

The potential for misunderstanding also exists among even experienced market participants, given that index levels have risen over time and potential emotional anchors,...

IVolatility Tools: PnL Calculator – Trading Blog

Micron Technology Inc. (MU) 38.65 ended up .82 Friday, Mach 8th, making a wide outside range reversal, although down 2.93 or -7.05% for...

Inflation-Proofing Your Equities Portfolio – Trading Blog

Portfolio manager Stephen Lingard explains, “If you have abnormally low growth and very low inflation then a little bit of demand inflation can...

The Importance of Time Horizon When Investing – Trading Blog

  Definitions: DFA Domestic Balanced Strategy Index: This is a diversified blend of Dimensional US equity indices. The index is weighted roughly two-thirds large cap...

Stock Selection for Options Trading – Trading Blog

This is important not only if you hold equity positions (for covered call writing, for example). Option premium is richer for some underlyings...

The Tradeoffs Of Strike Selection – Trading Blog

How Simple is a Simple Options Trade? Like all options setups, short puts do involve risk (see risk plot below); however, I won’t spend...
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