ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) have increased in popularity among traders of all types since their introduction in the early 1980's. In a nutshell, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are funds that track indexes such as the S&P 500, NASDAQ, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, etc. When an investor buys shares of an ETF, they are buying shares … [Read more...] about Consider Sector ETFs as a Portfolio Hedge
Today you will learn about the risk reversal. It can be used to protect or hedge your stock, position, or portfolio. A risk reversal can be useful to guard against a major market move. Risk reversals can also be used as a directional position. A risk reversal can be structured so you do not have to take on a lot of risk. A risk … [Read more...] about What is a Risk Reversal Strategy?
If you remember Black Monday on October 19, 1987, you recall the market declined 22.68% in one day. This was the largest one-day percentage decline in the DJIA. It took until early 1989 for the market to recover to its previous high set in August 1987. In the aftermath of Black Monday, regulators changed protocols and created new trading … [Read more...] about Trading Curb – Market Circuit Breakers