- Average – 96
- Standard Deviation – 3.2
- Albums are scored 1-100 and standard deviation measures the album’s breadth of track appeal
In 1992, Lucinda Williams transformed herself from primarily a songwriter to a bona fide force in the singer/songwriter country, Americana world with Sweet Old World.
In a recent issue of MODERN TRADER we panned Yayyo, a new Reg A+, pre-IPO, offering (see “J. Peterman is pitching this IPO,” MT August 2017). But don’t get us wrong, we are advocates of the liberalization of non-accredited investor access to private offerings under the JOBS Act.
The problem for anyone in the market is the threat of loss. Owning stock means you risk a decline in the price, and this is where some specific options-based protective strategies are exceptionally valuable. One such strategy is the collar.
Aistis Raudys was introduced to the trading world as a data scientist working in the asset management department at Deutsche Bank in London. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, which he earned from Vilnius University where he now lectures. He also holds an M.S. in Software Engineering.
Chart patterns form purely as a result of knowledge-based bias work in the markets. The learned behavior of traders to buy and sell above and below the key support and resistance levels or around critical price levels (highs, lows, pivots) creates price barriers in the form of trendlines or channels.
Before delving into the world of trading, a trader must decide on an approach to seek profits from the market. Traders will need to decide between a systematic approach—one based on specific rules that determine markets and entry and exit points—or a discretionary approach, which may include technical data and rules but where the trader maintains the final decision on a trade.
Surprise earnings, unexpected news events and unmet expectations of company performance create an element of uncertainty that cause many sleepless nights for most traders. Like an alligator lurking under the water, there are many unexpected dangers of stock market trading that lie just beneath the surface.
If you’re a mainstream investor used to gauging price/earnings ratios or milling through bond yields, selling options on coffee futures may sound like launching a trip to the moon. Soft commodities are also sometimes referred to as exotics—most likely named by mainstream investors more comfortable with familiar assets such as gold.
The log-log parabola (LLP) options pricing model has proven itself to be a valuable measure for pricing and trading options across all asset classes. Here we will apply it across the energy futures complex, specifically, crude oil, natural gas, gasoline and heating oil.
November is one of the best performing months for the major stock indexes and also the beginning of a strong multi-month stretch across all of the stock indexes. It is the month many technicians who subscribe to the adage “sell in May and go away” choose to re-enter the market.