This options play takes advantage of AIG's low implied volatility while minimizing downside risk.
Royal Dutch Shell has historically been a low-volatility stock.
I'd stay on the sidelines ahead of the holiday weekend.
Two-sided action is likely to return, and that magic number could be a magnet from above and below.
Realized and implied volatility are the same.
Let’s go over an options play that takes advantage of surfeit of complacency in the oil market.
Monday starts the run-up to Labor Day, but a heavy data calendar should keep most traders at their desks until Friday morning.
This put spread offsets the risk of near-term disappointment.
The market dipped and then rebounded ahead of Friday's Jackson Hole addresses.
After the sharp rise off corrective lows, we have reached a critical level.