The Advisors Option 87: Pandemic Volatility Plus 3 Strategies You Need to Know

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MATT AMBERSON, OPTION RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
  • CO-HOST: CHRIS HAUSMAN, SWAN GLOBAL INVESTMENTS

THE BUZZ

  • THOUGHTS ON CURRENT PANDEMIC VOLATILITY ENVIRONMENT – DOW PLUNGES 454 POINTS AS FEARS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS RATTLE INVESTORS 
  • EARNINGS SEASON UPDATE
  • CME FINALLY LAUNCHES BITCOIN OPTIONS – AN IMPORTANT STEP IN FINALLY MAKING CRYPTO ACCESSIBLE TO RIAS AND ASSET MANAGERS. 
  • JUDGE DISMISSES WALL STREET ‘FEAR GAUGE’ LAWSUIT AGAINST CBOE

TRICKS OF THE TRADE

  • INSPIRED BY THIS LISTENER QUESTION: QUESTION FROM TELNER6: WHAT ARE THE THREE STRATEGIES THAT YOU FEEL EACH ADVISOR SHOULD HAVE IN HIS BACK POCKET FOR WHEN CLIENTS ASK ABOUT OPTIONS?

 

OFFICE HOURS

  • COMMENT FROM NETTLES: THX FOR THIS SHOW. LOVE IT.
  • QUESTION FROM ED MARTIN: I ENJOY ALLOCATING APPROX. 10% OF MY CLIENTS PORTFOLIOS TO PRECIOUS METALS – PARTICULARLY GOLD. I FIND IT TO BE A USEFUL DIVERSIFICATION TOOL FOR LONG EQUITY PORTFOLIOS. YOU’VE RECOMMENDED USING SHORT PUTS AS AN ENTRY TOOL FOR EQUITIES IN THE PAST. CAN THIS SAME STRATEGY BE UTILIZED IN A COMMODITY ETF LIKE GLD? ARE THERE ANY CAVEATS OR PITFALLS I SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR? WOULD I BE BETTER OFF WRITING OPTIONS ON THE FUTURES? 
  • QUESTION FROM AJ HERNANDEZ: ESG IS ALL THE RAGE IN THE INVESTING WORLD RIGHT NOW. HAS THIS HAD ANY SPILLOVER INTO OPTIONS YET? CAN I BUY ESG OPTIONS?
  • QUESTION FROM CONSTANTINE: WHY ARE THERE SO FEW OPTIONS BASED FUND MANAGERS OUT THERE TODAY?
  • QUESTION FROM ANGELO: I CAN TRADE COVERED CALLS IN MY CLIENTS RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS. CAN I ALSO TRADE CASH-SECURED PUTS TO INITIATE LONG EQUITY POSITIONS? 

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