When trading options on futures contracts, the number of choices available—delivery months and options expiration dates—can be overwhelming. Follow the volatility curve to help you whittle it down.
Should you switch from trading long options strategies to short options strategies when volatility levels are high? Sometimes prices are high for a reason.
Earnings season can be a time of higher-than-typical volatility, which can mean an increase in risk as well as opportunity. Learn some of the options trading strategies you might use during earnings season.
Trading a stock around earnings day isn’t always simple. There tends to be volatility risk. It also helps to really know the company’s fundamentals.
Learn how a collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—might be a way to manage stock risk.
When volatility falls, many option traders turn to these five strategies designed to capitalize on depressed volatility levels.
Looking for volatility exposure? Learn about volatility products including VIX options.
Vertical spreads are fairly versatile when making a directional stance. But what if you're stuck in a range-bound market? Consider the iron condor.
Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.
The recent rise in volatility means it could be time to talk about strategies designed to capitalize on elevated volatility levels.
Selling call and put options can be risky, but when used wisely, experienced traders can use this strategy to pursue their investment objectives. Learn the basics of shorting options.
Beta, a method of measuring an investment’s volatility relative to the broader market, is one way to gauge risk. It works even better when you remember to re-measure.
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