Tag: Trading volatility

Is There Finally A Cheaper Alternative To The VIX?

| February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
Is There Finally A Cheaper Alternative To The VIX?

When it comes to trading volatility, The VIX has long held the crown as the most viable product on the market. Products based on the VIX, the S&P 500 Implied Volatility Index, have been one of the most notable additions to the trading universe in the 21st century. In fact, the Cboe Global Markets (BATS: CBOE) introduction of tradable […]

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Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

Right now, thousands of short volatility traders are scrambling to cover their positions. Okay, that’s an exaggeration – they’re probably just rolling their positions higher. Joking aside, there’s nothing like a nuclear threat to get some volatility back in the financial markets. Yet, two or three days of higher volatility probably isn’t going to change […]

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Volatility Offers A Clear Edge

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volatility Offers A Clear Edge

Yesterday’s post on volatility introduced you to the basic concept of realized volatility (RV) and how to interpret it in the context of your trading activities. We clearly demonstrated that volatility flows and ebbs in cycles which we can categorize into distinct volatility phases. On a short term basis trading volatility break outs seems tempting except that […]

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What’s Up With Volatility?

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
What’s Up With Volatility?

With just a couple weeks to go before the end of 2014, volatility has returned to the financial markets. We couldn’t quite make it through the rest of the year without one more bout of investor fear. The VIX has climbed above 20 for only the third time this year. And while that’s not a […]

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How To Profit From Big Moves In Equities

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
How To Profit From Big Moves In Equities

We’ve seen our share of market volatility over the past few weeks.  Political posturing led to the government shutdown in October and a close encounter with the US debt ceiling. However, market volatility isn’t the only kind of volatility out there.  Individual equities can also be volatile for very different reasons than the overall market. […]

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One Way To Take Advantage Of Rising Volatility

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
One Way To Take Advantage Of Rising Volatility

One of the consequences of the political deadlock in Washington has been higher volatility in the markets.  After all, when your government is flirting with financial catastrophe, investors are bound to be nervous. However, volatility hasn’t been running nearly as high as you might expect given the real danger of a US default.  In fact, […]

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