
Will VIX Values Remain Low?
VIX values have dipped since the middle of February as stocks have rallied. Will ... 
Is it Risky to Invest in Options?
Investing with options can be a great strategy, but you need to do your research ... 
Computing Historical Volatility in Excel
We examine how annualized historical volatility is computed from daily log returns, ... 
Understanding How Dividends Affect Option Prices
Learn how the distribution of dividends on stocks impacts the price of call and put ... 
What Rising Volatility Means for Momentum
After remaining torpid for most of the year, equity market volatility is once again ... 
How To Create Capital Protected Investment Using ...
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How To Create Capital Protected Investment Using ...
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Stock Options To Trade On Intraday Momentum Index
The intraday momentum index, or the IMI, can offer a reliable way to profit on options, ... 
A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners
Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying ... 
The Future Is Now: All About Futures ETFs
A new security class  futures ETFs  is gaining popularity. We tell you how futures ... 
Consider The Season On Trading Day
Calendar and clock bias, better known as seasonality, is a frequently misunderstood ... 
How To Build Valuation Models Like BlackScholes ...
Want to build a model like BlackScholes? Here are the tips and guidelines for developing ...

Options Pricing
Options are valued in a variety of different ways. Learn about how options are priced ... 
Options Greeks
Get to know the essential risk measures and profit/loss guideposts in options strategies. ...

How does implied volatility impact the pricing of options?
Learn about two specific volatility types associated with options and how implied volatility can impact the pricing of options. 
What is the relationship between implied volatility and the volatility skew?
Learn what the relationship is between implied volatility and the volatility skew, and see how implied volatility impacts ... 
How is implied volatility for options impacted by a bearish market?
Learn why implied volatility for option prices increases during bear markets, and learn about the different models for pricing ... 
How is the price of a derivative determined?
Learn how different types of derivatives are priced, including how futures contracts are valued and the BlackScholes option ...
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