Implied Volatility

Gold’s at Its Cheapest (Volatility) Price EVER

Gold's implied volatility has dropped to levels unseen since the CBOE launched the gold-based VIX Index in mid-2008. Here's how to exploit it. More 

Apple’s Volatility Is Abuzz

Apple's market cap milestone also came alongside a surge in implied volatility, teaching us two important lessons. More 

Trading the Golden Coil with Straddles

A straddle trade benefits from increased volatility or a sharp move, both of which seem increasingly likely from gold. More 

What’s New with the VIX?

Why the VIX move to 19 is not necessarily actionable. More 

One Way to Trade Apple (AAPL) Ahead of Earnings

Consider a May bull put spread to capture premium in Apple ahead of its highly anticipated earnings announcement. More 

Chipotle Rewards Volatility Sellers

Chipotle falls after earnings, but not as much as options prices were predicting. More 

What Happens in Vega…

Vega measures how much an options position will shift with each move in implied volatility, helping traders avoid being blindsided. More