Category Archives: Strategy

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Interest Rate Volatility and TYVIX Discussed at RMC Europe

On Wednesday, September 30, in Geneva, Switzerland at the Fourth Annual CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC) Europe, two experts – (1) Maneesh Deshpande, Managing Director and Head of Equity Derivatives Strategy, Barclays, and (2) David Rogal, Director and Portfolio Manager, BlackRock– engaged in a discussion of – Focus on Interest Rate Volatility VIX versus TYVIX […]

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5 Ways To Compare Naked Puts And Covered Calls

Everyone has heard that writing naked or uncovered options is extremely high risk. This is not necessarily true. The covered call is risky because a stock’s value can fall below the net basis (cost of stock less premium received for the call). But when it comes to the naked put, it’s a different story. The […]

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Strategy: 3 Key Points About Covered Calls

Many options traders view the covered call as a safe strategy. But are they right? The combination of premium income, dividend, and capital gains is quite appealing, without doubt. Selecting the right contract yields double-digit annualized returns. But there are risks. The covered call is not a risk-free strategy, so anyone going into one should […]

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3 Key Conservative Option Strategies

Can options work in a conservative way and actually help protect your portfolio? Most conservative investors traditionally have seen options as high-risk, speculative plays on short-term market swings. This is understandable when you think of the many high-risk option strategies available. But increasingly, options are going mainstream as even the most risk-averse investors are finding […]

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Surviving Market Volatility Again

This past week was a difficult one for markets.  That is probably an understatement, as the SPX 500 fell a stunning 5% during the week, the Dow Industrials dropped more than 530 points, or more than 3%.  It was the worst week in nearly a year and set the indices back to losses in 2015.  […]

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The Eurekahedge Report highlights impressive YTD performance of Relative Value Volatility Managers

As noted in our previous blog post, CBOE® and Eurekahedge announced the launch of four new benchmark indexes that measure the performance of hedge funds that employ volatility-based investment strategies. The four new indexes: CBOE Eurekahedge Short Volatility Index CBOE Eurekahedge Long Volatility Index CBOE Eurekahedge Relative Value Volatility Index CBOE Eurekahedge Tail Risk Index […]