Michael McCarty

Michael McCarty

Michael McCarty is the founding partner of Differential Research, LLC, an independent derivatives research firm whose focus is making the understanding and use of derivatives available for a broader audience. Mr. McCarty was previously the Chief Equity and Option Strategist at Meridian Equity Partners, where he was best known for pointing out the unusual options activity that preceded exceptional stock price moves in individual equities including Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as identifying noteworthy call buying preceding the public announcement of takeovers for companies including Barr Labs and EDS. Mr. McCarty is a frequent guest on Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and CNBC, in addition to being quoted regularly by the financial press.

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Volatility Checkup

Much like scheduling an annual health checkup for your birthday or changing the batteries in the fire extinguishers each leap day, investors should review volatility markets each month at expiration. The first observation is clearly that on an absolute basis volatility both realized and implied is at or near post financial crisis lows and near [...]

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Chart of the Day

We would like to welcome Michael McCarty is the founding member and chief strategist of Differential Research, an independent provider of derivative research for institutional investors. Mr. McCarty is a frequent guest on Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and CNBC, in addition to being quoted regularly by the financial press. Mr. McCarty also speaks frequently [...]