1. Home & Auto

    From Booms To Bailouts: The Banking Crisis Of The 1980s ...

    The economic environment of the late 1970s and early 1980s created the perfect storm for a banking crisis.
  2. Options & Futures

    Getting To Know The "Greeks"

    Understanding price influences on options positions requires learning about delta, theta, vega and gamma.
  3. Options & Futures

    An Alternative Covered Call: Adding A Leg

    Try this approach to covered calls to increase your potential for profit in any market.
  4. Options & Futures

    Backspreads: Good News For Breakout Traders

    This bullish trading strategy offers unlimited potential profit with limited risk.
  5. Options & Futures

    Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  6. Options & Futures

    The Importance Of Time Value In Options Trading

    Move beyond simply buying calls and puts, and learn how to turn time-value decay into potential profits.
  7. Options & Futures

    An Alternative Covered Call Options Trading Strategy

    This different approach to the covered-call write offers less risk and greater potential profit.
  8. Options & Futures

    Option Price-Volatility Relationship: Avoiding Negative ...

    Learn about the price-volatility dynamic and its dual effect on option positions.
  9. Options & Futures

    An Introduction To Managed Futures

    Their inverse correlation with stocks and bonds make these alternative investments worth getting to know.
  10. Options & Futures

    How To Manage Bull Put Option Spreads

    Learn how to halt options losses when the market moves quickly in an unfavorable direction.
  11. Options & Futures

    Capturing Profits With Position-Delta Neutral Trading

    This trading strategy will show you how to gain from a decline in implied volatility on any movement of the underlying.
  12. Options & Futures

    Options Trading Strategies: Understanding Position Delta

    Learn more about the position delta hedge ratio and how it can tell you the number of contracts needed to hedge a position in the underlying asset.
  13. Options & Futures

    Out-Of-The-Money Put Time Spreads

    Learn about this low-risk, bearish options strategy used to speculate on major market declines.
  14. Options & Futures

    The Advantages Of SPAN Margin

    Find out how it provides futures and commodity option strategists with more bang for their margin buck!
  15. Active Trading

    S&P 500 Options On Futures: Profiting From Time-Value Decay

    Writing bull put credit spreads are not only limited in risk, but can profit from a wider range of market directions.
  16. Options & Futures

    Vertical Bull and Bear Credit Spreads

    This trading strategy is an excellent limited-risk strategy that can be used with equity as well as commodity and futures options.
  17. Options & Futures

    What To Do When Your Options Trade Goes Awry

    Check out some repair strategies to help boost the profit potential of a losing position.
  18. Options & Futures

    Trading The QQQQ With In-The-Money Put Spreads

    Even beginners may use this strategy to trade a bullish outlook.
  19. Options & Futures

    Ratio Writing: A High-Volatility Options Strategy

    Selling a greater number of options than you buy profits from a decline back to average levels of implied volatility.
  20. Options & Futures

    Forecasting Market Direction With Put/Call Ratios

    Options are not only trading instruments but also predictive tools that can help us gauge the feelings of traders.
  21. Options & Futures

    Options On Futures: A World Of Potential Profit

    There's one simple hurdle in the transition from stock to futures options: learning about product specifications.
  22. Options & Futures

    Do Option Sellers Have a Trading Edge?

    Take a look at a study that discovered that three out of every four options expired worthless.
  23. Options & Futures

    Using LEAPS In A Covered Call Write

    Discover how strategy can help reduce your downside risk.
  24. Options & Futures

    Employee Stock Options (ESO)

    Employee stock options are a form of equity compensation granted by companies to their employees and executives.
  25. Options & Futures

    An Option Strategy for Trading Market Bottoms

    The reverse calendar spreads offers a low-risk trading setup that has profit potential in both directions.
  26. Options & Futures

    Conversion Arbitrage

    This stock/options combination helps traders take advantage of market mispricing. Find out how.
  27. Options & Futures

    The ABCs Of Option Volatility

    The mystery of options pricing can often be explained by a look at implied volatility (IV).
  28. Options & Futures

    Options Greeks

    Get to know the essential risk measures and profit/loss guideposts in options strategies.
  29. Options & Futures

    Option Spread Strategies

    Learn why option spreads offer trading opportunities with limited risk and greater versatility.
  30. Options & Futures

    Option Volatility

    Knowing how the market works in relation to volatility can open a whole new world of opportunity.