Here's a quick way to understand the VIX

" The CBOE Volatility Index ( VIX ) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. Since its introduction in...

6 Steps to Developing a KILLER Instinct

As 2012 has flown by and we eagerly await the "apocalypse", I've decided to spend some time evaluating this past year and also reading books that provide fresh perspectives. In November, I wrote in my post 7 Steps to Enduring Any Setback about some rather unique principles I learned from a book entitled "Thick Face Black Heart" by Chin Ning Chu.
With a title like that combined with Sun Tzu's Art of War strategies, I was sure I could trust it to shed some light on surviving and thriving in a ruthless world.
I've now learned more strategies and saw how useful they could be for anyone wanting to approach 2013 in a smarter and more efficient way.

What Everybody Ought To Know About Options III

Over the past 3 weeks, we have covered option basics including pricing and payoffs. We've also covered Option greeks going deeper into Delta and Gamma last week.

This...

What Everybody Ought to Know about Options II

Last week we learned about the basics of Options . We've looked at the put call parity, moneyness of an option and calculated some simple profit and loss examples. This week...

What Everybody Ought To Know About Trading Options

Curious about Options? Wondering if the Greeks are the people fighting about austerity packages or that frat which always had hot girls at their parties? . What if your...

7 Steps to Enduring any Setback

Are you stuck in a rut? No offers? Finals around the corner? Getting chubby? Horrible Bonus? Our lives tend to emulate the peaks and troughs of the markets often seeming like...

BO to FO: 3 Things That All Interns Should Know

As everyone gears up for Summer Analyst recruiting, I'm pretty sure many of you have formulated various strategies and back up plans. What will you do if you don't get that...

So you think you’re pretty hot?

Mod Note (Andy): I'm pleased to introduce LaFemmeFinancer; the newest addition to our contributing author team. LFF is "typically involved with large sums of money, often...

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