Option Trading for Beginners

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Reuters reported that catastrophes will drive insurance rates higher, “Big insurance losses from hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters over the past two years are set to push reinsurance renewal rates higher in January, ratings agencies said. Insurers are increasingly concerned about the impact of bad weather linked to climate change, with an increase in…

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CNBC recently reported a heavy loss by a hedge fund, “One of the better-performing hedge funds reportedly took a heavy loss last month, as a big bet on Argentina’s economy went sour. Autonomy Capital lost about $1 billion, or about 23%, in August after taking a large position in Argentina’s 100-year bonds, The Wall Street…

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Lessons learned from trading were shared by zacks.com “After all these years, my experience has taught me to accept that the market is a living breathing organism. It is not against you; it is not out to get you; it just exists as a marketplace where prices go up and down based on a wide…

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