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High Volume Resistance Plagues Precious Metals, Oil & SP500

Sunday Aug 29th, 2010 Last week was a relatively strong week for stocks and commodities. Although the SP500 closed slightly lower on the week the price action Friday was strong. The recent pop in commodities has everyone feeling good and bullish again and we all know how the market works… When everyone is feeling good […]

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The Stealth Greek Of Options Trading: Vega

By: J.W. Jones In my previous missives on the Greeks of the option world, we have spent most of our time focusing on Theta and Delta. In the real world of option trading, option prices are the subjects of three primal forces: price of the underlying, time to expiration, and implied volatility. Delta and theta […]

Risk Comparison: Options Versus Equities – Part 1

While future articles will return to focusing on the option Greeks, a recent comment regarding risk really piqued my interest. The age old discussion about risk versus reward, equities versus options, and the fundamental difference between Nassim Taleb’s “Black Swan” risk and what most people perceive as ordinary risk. In a perfect world, financial markets […]