hedging with options

Ultimate Guide to Hedging with Options

Hedging your investments is one of the best ways to systematically decrease your risk and thereby increase your risk to return ratio. But when hedging your portfolio, there are certain things you have to look out for. In this article, you will learn whether or not you should hedge your portfolio and two of the most effective approaches to hedging with options. Why Hedge A hedge is a position that was opened to offset risk. Read more

Stocks vs options

Stocks vs Options – The Ultimate Comparison

Are you considering getting into options trading? If so, you came to the right place. In this article, we’re going to look at the differences between stocks and options as well as the advantages and disadvantages of both. After reading this article, you should know which of these trading styles is right for you and how to get started. Stocks vs Options Video Breakdown Check out the following video in which I break down the Read more

algorithmic trading strategies

Top 6 Algorithmic Trading Strategies

Diving into the world of algorithmic trading can be exciting  and overwhelming at the same time. There are so many different approaches to developing your own algorithmic trading strategies. Especially for newcomers, this can be very intimidating. To help gain a much deeper understanding of the world of quantitative trading, I want to give you an overview of all the different algorithmic trading strategies that exist. Besides improving your understanding, this should also help you decide Read more

Beta Weighting Explained

What is Beta Weighting & Why You Should Use It

Beta weighting is a fundamental risk management technique that is commonplace in every professional trading institution. But sadly, many retail traders shy away from it because, at first glance, it does seem complicated. My goal with this article is to change this. There is a reason why so many professional traders use beta weighting on a daily basis! After reading this article, you should be able to fully understand this reason and apply beta weighting Read more

Options Assignment

What is Options Assignment & How to Avoid It

If you are learning about options, assignment might seem like a scary topic. In this article, you will learn why it really isn’t. I will break down the entire options assignment process step by step and show you when you might be assigned, how to minimize the risk of being assigned, and what to do if you are assigned. Video Breakdown of Options Assignment Check out the following video in which I explain everything you Read more

Probability Distribution Of Stocks

The TRUE Probability Distribution of Stock Market Returns

The goal of a trader is to best possibly position him/herself to maximize their chances of winning. To do this, it is crucial that you as a trader understand the underlying probability distributions of stock market returns. Without having a good understanding of price distributions, you might base your entire trading approach on completely flawed assumptions. This can have detrimental consequences and is one reason for financial crashes and crises. The purpose of this article Read more

Is The Stock Market Predictable

Is The Stock Market Predictable? The Random Walk Theory

What does the stock market have in common with random movement? The Random Walk Theory says everything. According to the Random Walk Theory stock price changes happen in a so-called random walk. This means they are entirely random and therefore cannot be predicted in any way, shape, or form. Due to its implications, this is a very controversial theory that has sparked a lot of debates, even among well-known economists and traders. Research studies exist Read more

Efficient Market Hypothesis Wrong

Is The Market Efficient?

A very well-known and controversial market theory is the Efficient Market Hypothesis. It states that markets are efficient which means that all available information is always reflected in an asset’s price. The controversial implication of this would be that it is impossible to reliably beat the overall market because it isn’t possible to find any under or overvalued assets. If this is true, it would make the act of actively analyzing and searching for potentially Read more

ultimate guide to bonds

How Does a Bond Work – The Complete Guide

Bonds can be an excellent investment vehicle. Sadly, they are often misunderstood and thus many investors don’t take advantage of the potential that bonds offer. Even if you aren’t interested in actually trading bonds, it can be of great use to understand the bond market and its relation to other markets such as equities. In this article you will receive an answer to all of the following questions: What is a bond? How does a Read more