Category Archives: Options

Growth in Options Trading Helps Brokers but Not Small Investors – NYTimes.com

Growth in Options Trading Helps Brokers but Not Small Investors – NYTimes.com.

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Mini Options Right Size for Retail – WSJ.com

Mini Options Right Size for Retail – WSJ.com.

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From the Pros: How to Cash In On Yen’s Fall – Japan Real Time – WSJ

From the Pros: How to Cash In On Yen’s Fall – Japan Real Time – WSJ.

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FBI Launches Criminal Inquiry Into Heinz Options Trading – WSJ.com

FBI Launches Criminal Inquiry Into Heinz Options Trading – WSJ.com.

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Heinz Trades Draw F.B.I. Scrutiny – NYTimes.com

Heinz Trades Draw F.B.I. Scrutiny – NYTimes.com.

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Upside: As Stocks Surge, Is It Time for Some Protection? – WSJ.com

Upside: As Stocks Surge, Is It Time for Some Protection? – WSJ.com.

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Measuring peoples anxieties over the markets | Marketplace From American Public Media

Measuring peoples anxieties over the markets | Marketplace From American Public Media. The Market Volatility Index, or the VIX, quite literally measures how investors are feeling about the stock markets — which these days is pretty volatile. Its inventor discusses … Continue reading

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Investors Find New Ways to Strategize Amid Volatility – NYTimes.com

Investors Find New Ways to Strategize Amid Volatility – NYTimes.com. Tony Roth, head of wealth management strategies at UBS Wealth Management, said he considered volatility a fourth asset class, after stocks, bonds and alternative investments like real estate and hedge funds. And … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Connection: Nasdaq, VIX Creator Plan ‘Alpha Indexes’ – WSJ.com

The stock exchange tapped a duo that includes Robert Whaley, who developed the CBOE Market Volatility Index, to design the new "Alpha Indexes." With regulators' approval, Nasdaq will offer derivatives to bet on or guard against moves in the new … Continue reading

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Good Ideas for Stock-Trak – Options and ISM Mfg Index

A New Wrinkle in Options Short-term weekly option contracts are gaining traction among investors—even though their volatility can make it easier to lose money. Unlike standard option contracts that expire in a month or more, weekly options can be a … Continue reading

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