One of the advantages of an option based approach to trading is the ability to capitalize on trades that have a statistically well-defined high probability of profit. When events occur with predictable regularity, the knowledgeable option trader can effectively increase his odds of success. One of … [Read More...]
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What is the VIX? "The VIX Index is an up-to-the-minute market estimate of implied (expected) volatility that is calculated by using the midpoint of real-time S&P 500 Index (SPX) option bid/ask quotes. More specifically, the VIX Index is intended to provide an instantaneous measure of how … [Read More...]
As defined in Investopedia.com, the wash sale rule is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule that prohibits a taxpayer from claiming a loss on the sale or trade of a security in a wash sale. The rule defines a wash sale as one that occurs when an individual sells or trades a security at a loss, and … [Read More...]