Category: Your Investments

10 Nov 2020

10 Options Definitions You Need to Know

If you’ve been seeing a lot of tweets and other social media mentioning things like GEX, Vanna, Fixed Strike Vol, and more – but have been left scratching your head a bit to keep all these ‘inside baseball’ terms straight – don’t worry. We’ve equated options trading to an ever-changing three-dimensional chess board with flying […]

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05 Nov 2020

When a VIX Spike Doesn’t Equal Volatility

Did it feel like the VIX was up 45% in October? It sure didn’t look like it when reviewing various “Long Vol” funds across the hedge fund space or watching the VIX futures day in and day out. Not to mention the stock market falling just little more than -2%. Which brings us to the […]

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26 Oct 2020

Event Vol and the Key US Election Event(s)

While it’s long been a practice to trade volatility in single name stocks around an event like earnings, with the ability to see the distinct amount of volatility priced into the earnings move – event vol around macro level events has been a less talked about trade. There’s many reasons for that, chief among them […]

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19 Oct 2020

China (partially) Opens Up to Foreign Investment

Recently the CSRC, People’s Bank of China, and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange finally released measures for something we’ve been patiently waiting (and working tirelessly at) for over 2 years: guidelines expanding the scope of investable products for Foreign Institutional Investors and RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (which we’ll collectively just refer to as […]

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15 Oct 2020

Vol Curves and Vanna Charm with Cem Karsan

Today’s pod is all about word play playing into alternative investment. How does Jam Croissant relate to Cem Karsan? What about Vanna Charm and options definitions? Or the forever popular “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” evolving to “nothing is ever risk free”? To get together the definitions, explanations, and educated facts on […]

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