The volatility market has existed for over 20 years. However, a fair amount of confusion and misunderstanding around the asset class still persists. In the following, we have provided what we hope to be helpful answers to some frequently asked questions regarding investing in volatility―an asset class that today trades two out of the 10 highest volume products in NYSE.Read More →
Options Trading Volume – US & Europe
Derivatives trading volume in the US has exploded over the past year and this upswing is more evident in small trades of 10 contracts or less. This typically is the kind of trades dominated by retail investors rather than big players. The amount spent on options premia has declined during autumn but is now back to record highs.
No shortage of market craziness last week. In that spirit, we wondered about a hypothetical situation. In the same way Reddit traders have exploited a call option gamma squeeze to […]Read More →
There is a lot of talk lately regarding the 60/40 portfolio due to its simplicity and performance (2020 included). It surely gives good argumentation to the passive management camp and makes investing look simple.
Unfortunately investing is not simple, the 60/40 portfolio is not magic and in the current environment it may prove to be a significant source of risk for the market participants.
In most investors’ mind, gold and precious metals provide a natural protection in periods of market turbulence and falling share prices. This is generally true but the devil is always hidden in the details. One should understand what drives the market price of gold and what is the underlying risk.Read More →