Jared Woodard of Condor Options explains the most important thing to understand for traders who want to use the option greek known as vega.
The fact that a short straddle, strangle, or naked option offers a larger up-front credit in dollar terms is meaningless unless that credit is defined in relation to the risk in the position.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options updates trade ideas based on the impliedvolatility of VIX options (VVIX) and the relationship between U.S. andEuropean volatility futures.
If you know which market indicators are valuable and which ones are bunk, you can save yourself a lot of time, effort, and money by ignoring the latter.
Jared Woodard explains why covered call selling is actually a moderately risky approach. Not because of the options, but because of the long stock component.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options explains which ETFs and ETF options offer the cheapest portfolio protection based on their recent downside beta to the S&P 500 and on put implied volatility.
Equity investors who want a broad-based hedge have essentially three vehicles from which to choose: equity index options, VIX futures and VIX options. Which is best?
Jared Woodard of Condor Options takes an advanced look at volatility including the VIX futures commitments of traders, the VIX of VIX options, VIX short straddle profits, and the divergence between U.S. and European implied volatility.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options explains how volatility risk premium in major equity indexes tend to cluster and why it's always helpful to know where options are the most and least expensive.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options sees a lot of caution flags and thinks investors should consider owning a strangle on the S&P 500 Index to protect against an increase in volatility in the short term.