Trading in financial equipment may result in losses as well as revenue. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Trading in derivatives (e.g., options, futures, and swaps contracts) could lead to the loss of the complete capital spent. Forex, CFDs, and derivatives are complex instruments and endure a high risk of losing profits rapidly due to the leverage.
Trading in leveraged musical instruments can result in losses greater that the initial invested capital. Make sure you fully understand the risks included and seek independent advice if necessary, considering your investment goals and degree of experience. You ought not to risk more than you are prepared to lose. Never risk medical and other emergency funds, retirement savings, funds set aside for purposes such as home ownership and funds required to meet your bills. Please, refer to the summary Risk Disclosure.
Too many people end up in too much trouble by making impulsive decisions regarding money. Distinguish between a want and a need. Get the need, wait around on the want. Financial issues rank close to the top of each set of retirees’ concerns. Is that your situation? Is there some particular area that concerns you the most? I’m no expert, but I could certainly tell you what has worked for me. Leave a comment or e-mail me and we’ll compare worries!
How about options volatility? For shorter-dated options, trading volatility works too. You may, or might not make money, but volatility cycles are often not that which means you can capture volatility by trading options long. You may want some staying power, though, because sometimes you sell volatility at 30% and it goes to 40% or 50%. But you eventually know that, these anxiety levels will subside sooner or later for lower volatility.
- 2012-07-02 Dividend on 19.97245 stocks at 59¢ per share: $11.78
- If not for the reversal of impairment in 1H 2018, results would be much worse
- Flip Products to Earn Additional Income
- Buying in a mining town
- Choose your accounts and investments wisely
- 1,051.27 = 1,000 * e0.05
- Grant program so “No Child is Left Unimmunized Against Influenza”
- Investments in subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint projects carried at cost
What about stat cards? This business too, especially the high-frequency guys, are trading mean-reversion. The main one mentioned in the Thorp reserve, I believe, was based on 2-week returns in stocks. It has two big advantages (well, probably more but let’s keep it simple); first, with so much rate of recurrence you have that many more data points. With that many investments, you are that much more likely to generate income.
With a span of time so short, the risk of divergence, or spreads widening away more even, is minimal. Imagine trying to trade inefficiencies in the currency markets based on tick data where investments last for minutes. What is the risk? Hint: small on each trade, and since you achieve this many investments, you are well-diversified and if your computer data is right, you will realize the ‘advantage’. Now think about trying to trade inefficiencies in the currency markets where people misplace P/E ratios on specific stocks.