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  1. Pricing Employee Stock Options

    Monkeys, I am curious to see how you guys would price options in a small public company if you were at the helm. For background, this company is pretty damn small at the moment (~$20mm mkt cap), but we're growing! Today our stock is very illiquid for ...

    - Jan 6 2015 - 7:26pm - 3 comments

  2. What happens to IB Analysts with low GPAs?

    Hey guys, Been pretty happy with the BB IBD offer I've been sitting on for the past few months. And never really though seriously about what comes after the 2 year stint. Incoming analyst with a non- GS / MS / JPM BB (think CS / BAML) within a decent ...

    - Nov 25 2014 - 12:18am - 12 comments

  3. Options trading books/primers

    Trying to move to a HF where the PM is big on options strategies... I know the basic payoff profiles of bear/bull spreads, but really want to get a firm grasp on how to structure trades for optimum r/r, and more big-picture strategy for employing options ...

    - Nov 25 2014 - 11:39pm - 11 comments

  4. Options for TSM Calculation

    When spreading options tranches to calc FDSO, do you pull the options outstanding and their respective exercise prices or the options exercisable and their respective exercise prices? I've always pulled the options outstanding and that's how our ...

    - Jan 25 2015 - 2:53am - 2 comments

  5. Dissertation Topics

    Hi All, I'm a Masters student at a Business School in London. My course in Mathematical Finance orientated. I've recently been cycling through some of the threads on this site regarding structuring in investment banks. This in conjunction with ...

    - Feb 20 2015 - 7:09am - 1 comment

  6. Can someone explain gas daily options vs. American options?

    Title says it. I think my current boss is just making it more complicated than it really is, that or he just isn't explaining it right. What is the difference between a gas daily option and an American option? They are both based on the same ...

    - Dec 4 2014 - 3:53pm - 3 comments

  7. Need an answer about option trading

    Hi, This is a hypothetical question. Lets say if someone has never traded options before and they start trading them whats the worst that can happen? Will they end up loosing all their money (trading capital) or end up owing thousands of dollars? Assume ...

    - Apr 22 2014 - 11:29pm - 5 comments

  8. Who Else Noticed This Big Short Today (I Didn't)

    Today, someone took out a huge short position on the S&P 500 on the order of about 15,450 contracts. The trade dripped into the market over the course of roughly an hour and a quarter, strike of 1995. Average fill price seemed to be around $133. More ...

    - Mar 26 2014 - 8:00pm - 4 comments

  9. Trading Without a Net: Why I Don't Use Stops on Options Trades

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from September 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I've received a few messages from you guys about ...

    - Mar 23 2013 - 8:45am - 28 comments

  10. Please suggest some interesting topics about options

    I need to make a presentation at the university about derivatives, I would like to talk about option, but the vanilla stuff is covered in course so I need to take something different, maybe pricing of exotics or something as i'm not very familiar ...

    - Apr 4 2014 - 10:10am - 3 comments

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