Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Simple Options Strategy

Would you like to own solid stocks with good dividends and buy them at a discount? A simple options strategy can help you do this. The buy-write strategy is one in which a trader purchases a stock and immediately sells a call option on that stock. Forbes describes this strategy in an [...]

Euro versus Yuan

Over four decades the Chinese economy has grown at a frenzied pace, outdistancing individual European nations. Today the Chinese economic miracle is a bit tarnished as investors distrust the stats provided by Chinese leaders. The point of this for Forex traders is that the Euro is likely to rise based on [...]

When to Take Options Profits

A recent article in Money Morning bragged about a success options trade and discussed when to take options trading profits.
With options trading, even the smallest move in the underlying stock can result in explosive profits.
Last Wednesday, we saw exactly this scenario play out with one of my Money Calendar Alert [...]

Straddle the Market with Options

The market goes up and the market goes down. Last week we wrote about the VIX frenzy as volatility rose to historic levels. We quoted Bloomberg regarding the 30 minute VIX frenzy.
Among the many scary things traders witnessed as stocks plunged last Monday, one of the most harrowing was the sight [...]

VIX Frenzy

According to Bloomberg a 30 minute VIX frenzy exposes obsession with volatility hedging. What is that all about?
Among the many scary things traders witnessed as stocks plunged last Monday, one of the most harrowing was the sight of the VIX, an index designed to measure investor fear, briefly going dark.
For [...]