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Formula for Realistic Expectations | Market Measures

Formula for Realistic Expectations | Market Measures

Earning a certain average profit per month by selling premium is something of interest to many investors and traders. Until now, no one knew how much extrinsic premium needed to be sold to generate a targeted average monthly profit. We’re about to change that.

The Jade Lizard: | Market Measures

The Jade Lizard: | Market Measures

Jade lizards may sound like ancient artifacts, but they’re actually an options trading strategy that can be used by beginners and experienced traders alike. Read on to learn more!

The Lowdown on Doha

The Lowdown on Doha

A recent meeting of the world’s biggest oil producing countries in Doha ended without a deal to “freeze” production. Today’s post provides context on what that could mean for the price of crude oil.

Bond ETFs and Interest Rates

Bond ETFs and Interest Rates

Global interest rate policy has been one of the hottest topics in the market in 2016. Today’s post highlights what you need to know.

What's the Relationship Between the SPX and VIX?

What's the Relationship Between the SPX and VIX?

We know the relationship between the market and volatility is inversely correlated: when one goes up, the other goes down. Here we will look at what exactly that correlation looks like and how to use it to be better traders.

Trading in a Volatile Market | Market Measures

Trading in a Volatile Market | Market Measures

If you are looking for trading ideas in choppy (volatile) markets, look no further than this blog post! Research conducted by tastytrade suggests that ETFs with high implied volatility are a good starting point.

The Relationship Between Bond & Equity Prices | Market Measures

The Relationship Between Bond & Equity Prices | Market Measures

As traders gain market experience and insight, they build awareness of the often subtle and complex relationships that exist between different tradable underlyings. Read on to learn more about the negative correlation between the price of bonds and equities.

Velocity of Market Movements | Market Measures

Velocity of Market Movements | Market Measures

Understanding velocity in the markets is key to truly mastering the volatility trade. Today’s blog highlights new tastytrade research focusing on the tendencies of equities, bonds, and commodities in fast-moving markets.

2016: Volatility Spells Opportunity

2016: Volatility Spells Opportunity

The market is moving...what are you gonna do about it? Read more here to see why we think 2016 presents opportunities to trade options.

Must-See Market Measures From 2015

Must-See Market Measures From 2015

A big part of the winter holiday season is reflecting on the past year and strategizing for the future. Join us for a recap of some of tastytrade’s greatest Market Measures segments from 2015.

Stocks Correlations During Market Sell-Offs

Stocks Correlations During Market Sell-Offs

A better understanding of correlation can help traders maximize opportunity in the marketplace for their options portfolio. Read on to learn more about how correlations behave during market sell-offs.

How Active Investing Outperforms Passive Investing

How Active Investing Outperforms Passive Investing

The S&P 500 looks likely to close the year only marginally higher than 2014. Join us on the blog as we review an important segment from early 2015 that looks even more timely through the lens of hindsight and makes a strong case for active investing.

What is Triple Witching? | Market Measures

What is Triple Witching? | Market Measures

Triple witching is an important quarterly trading event that all market participants should be aware of. Read on to gain further insight on how the market tends to move before, during, and after “Freaky Friday.”

Returns on Stocks and ETFs | Market Measures

Returns on Stocks and ETFs | Market Measures

Understanding the product spectrum is a key to building a successful options trading approach. Read on for more information on the different profiles of single-stock options versus ETFs.

Evaluating Opportunity in /VX Futures | tastytrade Live!

Evaluating Opportunity in /VX Futures | tastytrade Live!

With many indice back near 52-week highs and some volatility products trending lower, the tastytrade team brings some insights to consider for the current market environment. If you want to learn more about /VX futures and the VIX index, you’ve come to the right place!

Think You're Globally Diversified? Think Again.

Think You're Globally Diversified? Think Again.

Can Modern Portfolio Theory international diversification help your options trading portfolio? Read on to learn more about challenges and benefits of international diversification.