Tag Archive | "double diagonal"

Long Vega Plays for a Market Breakout

Friday, May 29, 2009


As pictured below, equity indexes have been highly range-bound since the end of April.  That trading range has been between about 470 and 510 in the Russell 2000, and 865 and 930 in the S&P 500. I doubt that this range is likely to persist for much longer. Fans of technical analysis will note that SPX and RUT are caught in the narrow space between their respective 50- and 200-day moving averages: a break above or below either average…

The Rookie’s Guide to Options (Review)

Thursday, April 2, 2009


The Rookie’s Guide to Options: The Beginner’s Handbook of Trading Equity Options Mark D. Wolfinger (W&A, 2008) One of the ideas central to Mark’s work in his blog, his magazine articles, and in this book is that options are an excellent tool for just about any investor who wants to manage risk more effectively. What’s especially admirable about this book is that it takes a reader with no prior knowledge about options from the most basic concepts all the…


Jared Woodard specializes in trading volatility as an asset class. With over a decade of experience trading options and other volatility products ... Read More


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