Tweet By Chris Ebert Given the importance of emotions in trading, it may come as surprise that widespread measurement of these seemingly intangible aspects of the stock market is a relatively new phenomenon. Fear indices such as the VIX, VXD and VXN, while commonplace today, were almost unheard of 20 years ago. The VIX is […]

Tweet By Chris Ebert All three option indices experienced changes this week, signaling a shift in the emotions of traders. When emotions change, trading patterns tend to do so as well. The most notable difference this week was in the Long Call/Married Put Index (LCMPI), which saw all three measurement periods sink into negative territory […]

Tweet The following is a post by Christopher Ebert, who uses his engineering background to mix and match options as a means of preserving portfolio wealth while outpacing inflation. He studies options daily, trade options almost exclusively, and enjoys sharing his experiences with anyone who is interested. I haven’t had much faith in my technical […]

Tweet The following is a post by Christopher Ebert, who uses his engineering background to mix and match options as a means of preserving portfolio wealth while outpacing inflation. He studies options daily, trade options almost exclusively, and enjoys sharing his experiences with anyone who is interested. Are Naked Puts Risky Business? (Part 1) Let’s […]