Tag: Trading market volatility

A Quick Way To Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Quick Way To Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

Despite the volatility and heavy stock selling in October, many analysts are expecting the remainder of 2018 to be bullish. The S&P 500 was only up 3% year-to-date after the October bloodbath (prior to mid-term elections), so it stands to reason that stocks are more likely to go up in the final two months of […]

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An Easy Trade To Make Money From Recent Market Turmoil

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
An Easy Trade To Make Money From Recent Market Turmoil

Trading market volatility can be very profitable because it tends to be more predictable than picking market direction. Yet, volatility trading can also be risky because of its tendency to make big moves on very short notice. Both February and October of 2018 are good examples of this scenario playing out. Still, one volatility behavior […]

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How To Profit Off Of Bad Earnings

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
How To Profit Off Of Bad Earnings

It’s earning season, so you know what that means… lots of big moves in individual equities. And this time around, there’s added volatility in the market due to the recent selloff. It seems like earnings misses are causing larger than normal downward gaps. As options traders, we know big moves can be very good if […]

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Volatility Has Arrived

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Volatility Has Arrived

The financial markets have been swamped with volatility in recent days, but it should come as little surprise to those of you who visit this site regularly. After all, we’ve been talking about volatility for the past several weeks. Granted, I didn’t – and still don’t – believe the markets are going to experience a […]

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How Scared Are You?

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
How Scared Are You?

October is Halloween month, so it seems like everywhere you go you see spooky decorations and references to all that is scary. It’s fitting then, investors appear to be really spooked by the markets these days. Volatility has crept back into the stock market in full force. This week, the major indices have been hit […]

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