Tag Archive | "Stock Options"

Speculative Stock Options

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Hi everyone, James back again. The last few posts dealt with using stock options for defensive purposes. This mean that you used them in order to protect your portfolio against potential loss — not to make additional money by trading options. The other use for stock options is termed to be “speculative” — meaning that […]

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What Is The VIX?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

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What Is The VIX?

The VIX is the acronym standing for the CBOE volatility index. In simple terms, it is a number which represents the current volatility of the stock market. There are times which the stock market seems stuck in a narrow range and only moves a tiny fraction day to day. During these times, the VIX is […]

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Protect Your Portfolio With Married Puts

Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Protect Your Portfolio With Married Puts

Many investors assume that options are complex and risky. In most scenarios, they are correct. However, there are certain uses of stock options which are quite conservative in nature, and can serve to reduce the risk already present within your stock portfolio. It is no revelation to anyone reading this that the stock market can […]

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