Doug Ashburn
Ticker Tape Contributor

About Doug Ashburn

Doug Ashburn has been the managing editor of The Ticker Tape® since 2016. Doug spent more than 20 years as a foreign exchange options market maker at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He has been a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) since 2006. Doug previously served as regional director for the Chicago region of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association, and he served as editor of Intelligent Risk, PRMIA's quarterly member newsletter. He holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business.

 

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Volanthology World Tour: Foreign Exchange Volatility October 5, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about the dynamics of foreign exchange volatility, and where to find currency volatility data.

3 min read  |  Forex
Scalping the Gamma: Dynamic Hedging of Option Positions September 28, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to dynamically hedge changes in an option position’s delta in a process known as “gamma scalping.”

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Gamma Scalping Intro: Synthetics, Put-Call Parity and Delta-Neutral September 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Some option traders dynamically hedge positions, but doing so requires a basic understanding of synthetic positions and put-call parity.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Volanthology: A Tour of VIX and Other Volatility Indexes September 15, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about the VIX and other volatility indexes and how some investors use them to assess potential risk.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Price Action vs. Price Erosion: The Positive Side of Negative Theta September 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about gamma, which some traders consider the positive side of negative theta.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Got a Directional View? Here’s an Option Spread to Consider August 31, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to structure a trade designed for uncapped profit potential.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Maximize Efficiency with Futures? A Capital Idea July 18, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how futures contracts can help experienced traders and investors pursue their objectives while tying up less capital.

4 min read  |  Futures
Early Assignment? Don't Let Dividend Risk Derail Your Options Strategy May 25, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about dividend risk, which options might be candidates for early exercise, and how you can potentially prepare for it.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Are Exchange Rates Foreign to You? Here's a Currency Primer May 23, 2017 4:00 AM   |  

The foreign exchange market is large, global, and generally liquid. Find out if the forex market is right for you with this primer.

5 min read  |  Forex
Balancing Risk: Are You Taking On Too Much Risk? Or Not Enough? April 11, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Getting a decent return can be an important objective, but adjusting for risk may be equally important for traders and investors alike.

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
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