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

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

ETFs vs mutual funds vs hedge funds

Exchange-Traded Fund vs Mutual Funds vs Hedge Funds

Close to 50% of all US households own some kind of mutual fund shares. Nevertheless, a great deal of these people doesn’t actually understand how exactly their money is being allocated. In this article, you will learn what exactly a mutual fund is and some similar alternatives such as exchange-traded funds and hedge funds. After finishing this article, you should have a much better understanding of what you should be putting your financial future into. Read more

RISK MANAGEMENT BASICS

Risk Management Basic Course: Trading Risk Management Techniques

Successful trading is not possible without good risk management. Risk management is probably one of the most important things when it comes to trading. But sadly most traders fail  to do this correctly. This is the main factor that distinguishes the 90% of losing traders from the winning ones. No matter how good a strategy is, with wrong or no risk management it is doomed to fail. Basic risk management is very simple but can Read more

black swan event

Portfolio Protection with Options and Hedging Strategies using Options

When talking options, most people first think of options as protection or hedges for other positions or even an entire portfolio. Options can be used in different ways to hedge/protect against black swan events like big market drops or crises. I will be presenting two possible hedge strategies and their effectiveness. The following best option hedging strategies are good to protect positions against black swan events (Market crashes) or just big moves down. Protective Put Read more