Exploring the Dark World of Reverse Calendars

Listen to Advisors Option 70: Exploring the Dark World of Reverse Calendars

Options 101: A review of the fundamentals

  • Short Calendars
  • What is it and why use it?
  • Any other thoughts on the short calendar?

The Buzz: What do informed advisors need to know?

  • The Dow just registered its longest stint in correction territory in nearly 60 years- failing to move 10% above the closing low hit earlier in the year.
  • The majority of fund managers expect the next recession to begin in the second half of next year or the first half of 2020.
  • Exchange-listed options mean opportunity for pensions and endowments.
  • Best& Worst BDs for Advisors: J.D. Power — 2018
  • Average satisfaction score – 726, up from 719 a year ago, on a scale of 1 to 1,000.

Office Hours: Options question of the week

We’re talking about #Crypto #Derivatives at the @BlockchainVoiceConference. So this week we want to know which #Crypto product you’d like to see listed on a major venue next.

  • 68% – Bitcoin options
  • 8% – Ripple Options/Futures
  • 18% – Ether Options/Futures
  • 6% – Litecoin options/Futures

Listener questions and comments: What’s on your mind?

  • Question from Allen T. – Does it count as a calendar if it’s on two different underlyings? Or is that more of a pairs trade?
  • Question from Gall – How many options are actually traded by RIAs?
  • Question from D Riley:I have a general question because I’m struggling with hedges. Do most people buy calls or put options as hedges? Do they hedge in, at or out of the money?