Marketwatch outlined an option volatility trading strategy developed by a former market maker, “The Black-Scholes model used in options pricing exhibits a log normal distribution, a consequence of the fact that prices cannot go below zero. This distribution presently exhibits a fat tail to the downside, Harwood said. “That’s kind of how selling options works; you’re going…Read More What is Implied Volatility in Option Trading?
Forbes warned that we should look beyond the volatility index, Many investors make the mistake of not looking beyond the CBOE Volatility Index, known as the VIX, in their assessment of volatility and by extension, market risk. But the VIX is just a gauge of equity risk. Any market with traded options has its own…Read More What is Volatility Index?
BI recently argued that the recession risk is over, Campbell Harvey, the Duke professor who pioneered the inverted yield curve’s use as a recession signal, says his beloved model will break one day. That hasn’t happened yet. A negative spread between three-month and 10-year Treasury yields â also known as a yield curve inversion â…Read More Investing During a Recession
Marketwatch analyzed the recent corporate earnings, Kramer points out that the earnings multiple of the S&P 500 SPX, +0.41% on a trailing 12-month basis recently touched 19.7, the lowest level since June 2016 — a time when “the world literally felt as if it was on the verge of a meltdown”. (That multiple is a…Read More What are Stock Earnings?
Barrons discussed index options trading, “Zem Sternberg, one of the options market’s most respected traders, is using the low-volatility investing craze to power a strategy designed to produce returns that match the stock market’s upside while outperforming when the market swoons. He does this by actively trading index options and futures to hedge portfolios. The…Read More Option Trading for Beginners
BNPP discussed portfolio diversification in the current market, “With high correlations across traditional asset classes and geopolitical and economic risks steepening, navigating market turbulence and protecting your portfolio from downside threats requires innovation and a careful approach. Correlations between asset classes are at an all-time high, and look likely to remain so for some time…Read More Diversification of Investment Portfolio
J Pan outlines the importance of implied volatility, “According to the CFA institute, implied volatility is a measure of the expected risk with regards to the underlying for an option. The measure reflects the market’s view on the likelihood of movements in prices for the underlying, having the tendency to increase when prices decline and…Read More What is Volatility Trading?
Bower explains what currency hedging is, Put simply – currency hedging means taking exchange rate risk out of the equation. Exchange rate risk is the potential for an investment not priced in Australian dollars to lose value due to currency fluctuations. For example, say if you bought five shares of Apple Inc. from your broker…Read More What is Currency Hedging?
Experts said that corporate buybacks are plummeting and suggested investing in high-dividend stocks, “Corporate buybacks are “plummeting” as companies tighten their purse strings, and it could have a big impact on the market, Goldman Sachs warned in a note to clients. In the second quarter, S&P 500 share buybacks totaled $161 billion, about 18% less…Read More Is it Time to Invest in High-dividend Stocks?
Valuewalk reported that investment funds are investing in gold, “Gold bullion prices continued to rally in August, driving strong performance in gold stocks, although that strength wasn’t enough to pull Sturgeon Capital into the green for the month. The fund was down 3.09% for August, bringing its year-to-date returns to -5.1%. Difficult returns in Kazakhstan…Read More Why People Invest In Gold?