Tag: current implied volatility

The Seven Steps to Make Money in this Volatile Market

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. Credit spreads have been the strategy of choice during what has been a bull market in volatility. With… Read more »

How I Approach a Trade in an Overbought ETF

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Each week I send out my High-Probability Mean Reversion Indicator which includes roughly 25-35 highly liquid ETFs. In the next few months, I’ll be doing the same with a highly liquid list of stocks as well. The list contains the overbought/oversold levels of each ETF as well as the current implied volatility and IV rank.… Read more »

Some Glaring Statistics on the New Volatility Bull Market

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I posted a few bearish opportunities in USO earlier in the week. In that article I mentioned the current heightened levels of volatility to show that there are trading opportunities everywhere! And as some of you already know, when implied volatility (IV) is high, as seen through IV rank, IV percentile and various other measures,… Read more »

What is the Best Stock for Credit Spreads?

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I’m often asked, “What’s the best stock for credit spreads?” Admittedly, as a quant-based options trader, I’m dumbfounded by the question because it would require me to have a crystal ball, and unfortunately, my crystal ball broke decades ago. So, I can’t answer the question with any accuracy. However, I can tell you how to… Read more »