Tag: Options

  • Emerging Markets: Strong Dollar & The Path to Emerged Markets

    How do you value pieces of paper? What creates currency? What makes the dollar a reserve currency? There are several different models used to value currency, including Purchasing Power Parity and the BEER (Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate) model, amongst others. There are several variables that go into those models, most notably conditional expectations, current rates, […]

  • The Contagion of Currency: The Podcast

    https://castbox.fm/vb/88765713 An analysis of how we value currency, what is going on with the lira, and how it affects all emerging market. Enjoy!

  • Staying Neutral: Employing The Swiss Strategy through GLD

    One of the best things about trading options is the math behind it. Place your strikes based on the deltas. Adjust for your desired probability of profit and risk/reward appetite. Trade in a 45 day cycle. Roll. Place a new trade. Rinse and repeat.

  • Trading Naked: How to Cover Your Assets

    I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine. Our friendship blossomed when he talked about puts one day in our Applied Investments class. My head whipped around to locate the person that was finally speaking my language, and once we did the options trader secret handshake, we became fast friends. One of […]

  • Smart Money: The Poor Man’s Covered Call

    In my most recent blog post, I talked about shorting/selling a call, aka a covered call. This technique is used as a way to reduce cost basis against shares held, and can also be used as an income generation technique for larger accounts. However, not everyone has a large account (I definitely don’t). So what […]

  • How to Make Money When the Market Declines

    When you take a trade off, you need to put one back on again. So that’s just what I did. I was looking at the Dough platform and running through the checklist in my head: