The Big Idea
Always avoid negative gamma as it is lethal.
September 3, 2015 9:12 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer now for the VXX is the bearishly-biased vertical put spread, expiring in October.
September 3, 2015 8:42 AM ET
This is the perfect scenario for a bearish put time spread.
September 3, 2015 8:18 AM ET
We'll likely see low volume and erratic action through the Labor Day Holiday.
September 2, 2015 12:40 PM ET
We are looking for companies that don't depend on revenue from China or emerging markets, but are poised instead to benefit from strong growth in consumption in the U.S. and Europe.
September 2, 2015 10:45 AM ET
It's pretty clear that we are likely to see sustained volatility for a while, which makes it very important to pick entry and exits for directional trades and not overreact for the longer-term, premium-based trades.
September 2, 2015 8:56 AM ET
This tactic requires movement in price of the underlying in order to become a profitable speculation. We don't care which direction, we just need it to blast off or tank.
September 1, 2015 12:44 PM ET
Many traders do not realize that backwardation can last for weeks and VIX can stay near 30 for weeks or months.
September 1, 2015 10:24 AM ET
We are revisiting the Dynamic Synthetic Call tactic that was a winner for us in early August.
September 1, 2015 7:54 AM ET
The best thing to do as options traders is to no longer focus on direction, but rather trades that have positive theta and a relatively neutral delta.
August 31, 2015 3:34 PM ET
If you agree that domestic growth is strong and implied volatility is excessive in some names, this may be a good time to consider selling puts the stocks of companies with a U.S. focus and positive year-over-year revenue growth.
August 31, 2015 2:01 PM ET
We also take a look at impressive buying action in ARIA.
August 31, 2015 7:24 AM ET
Don't let market volatility keep you from being in the game.
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