Friday, November 24th, 2017

Falling Asian Stocks and Dollar

As the US congress postures we see falling Asian stocks and the dollar. Countries such as Japan have prospered over the years due to strong exports, especially to the USA. Japan makes very competitive products. Japan also pursues a monetary policy of supporting the value of the US dollar. Japan banks and investors buy US [...]

Global Currency Crisis Options Trading

In the developing global currency crisis, options trading is probably a currency trader’s best bet. As the US government counts down to debt default the majority party, the once-responsible Republicans, are filling the airwaves with rhetoric. Democrats fear that every social program of the last generation will be lost in a massive game of “chicken” [...]

Oil Options Volatility

Oil options volatility is up as the European debt crisis threatens to spread to Italy and farther. Oil options volatility is a result of uncertainty. If the parties involved agree to back up Greek and Italian debt as well as that of Portugal markets will settle down. The underlying concern for oil options is that [...]

Trading Stock Options

Trading stock options is typically a short term business. Standard options contracts are three months, six months, or nine months. However, LEAPs, for Long Term Equity AnticiPation Securities have two year terms, always expiring in January. By the way, trading stock options is not an option for recently terminated employees of Skype. Before the internet [...]