Friday, November 24th, 2017

Buy Puts before the Market Corrects

Has the market gone too far without a correction? Many investors and traders think so. A fall in Chinese manufacturing output has markets worried and the European Union continues to flirt with deflation. The US stock market has been one bright spot in the later phase of the post 2008 economic [...]

Interest Rate Options

In interest rate options trading traders are positioning themselves for a faster than previously expected rise in interest rates. As reported in Bloomberg, a faster rate rise is expected as evidenced by a change of the put to call ratio on interest rates from 1.9 to 3.2.
Options Wager
Investors in put options [...]

Are Gold Futures Options Profitable?

September 9, 2014 by Jim Walker  
Filed under Call Options, Options Trading Tips

It has been a while since we wrote about trading gold options. The question of whether gold futures options are profitable comes to mind as the stock market continues to climb and gold has fallen into the $1,200 range. When the market is going up gold tends to suffer and when [...]

Options before a Market Correction

September 1, 2014 by Jim Walker  
Filed under Options Trading Tips, Put Options

The S&P 500 has been happily going up with one minor correction for five and a half years. Stocks are historically high priced. As always happens when a rally moves on to higher and higher prices, talk centers on when a market correction will happen, when and just how bad it will [...]