The Ulcer Performance Index Explained

  The Sharpe Ratio is one of the most well known risk adjusted return metrics and it is quite good, but in my opinion the Ulcer Performance Index is even better because it only takes into account drawdowns and negative returns which of course are the ones we are...

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How to trade the VTS Iron Condor Strategy

  I love option trading. In my opinion if people avoid the most common mistake which is being too speculative and chase big gains, if traders avoid that then option trading can be as safe and profitable as any category of investing I know of.  We can profit during...

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Member Question #6 – Portfolio Rebalancing

  Portfolio rebalancing is a common aspect of long-term investing and one that you've likely heard discussed before.  However due to the fact that we don't fall into the "buy and hold" trap of Modern Portfolio Theory and instead we trade tactically, it doesn't really...

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Member Question #5 – Buy stocks now? Or Wait?

  With markets continuing upward and making new all time highs, sometimes it's hard to know whether to jump in with the trade signals now or whether it's just better to wait for a pullback or correction and get back in at a later date. The simplest answer I can give...

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Option Trading 101: Part 6 – The Option Greeks

  This article was originally posted in January 2013 on my other website which is why the example is from so many years ago, but everything still applies today, so fellow math geeks enjoy!   Understanding "the Greeks" allows option traders to objectively calculate...

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Why losses are so costly to a fund

  In past articles and videos I've often stated that:  "Losses are more costly to a fund than gains are beneficial."  I recently had a member ask me exactly what that means.  Let me illustrate with a simple math problem: If you start with 10,000$ and make 50% on your...

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Largest VIX Spikes in History Rankings

    (Chart updated with every new VIX Spike)   As volatility traders, one of the things that interests us most are those rare days when the VIX Index just goes crazy and spikes 30% or more in a single day.  Catalysts can vary from bad economic data to surprise policy...

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Live trade execution – How easy is this?

Here's a couple quick videos demonstrating just how easy it is to follow our volatility trading strategies.  It's just a few trades per month on average, and just a few minutes to execute them on the rare occasions we do change position Part 1:  The Email System...

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