Author: michelleardila

28.03.2019

Harnessing the Power of the Rule of 72

If an investment can consistently return 7.2% rate of return, investors may not need to chase returns in riskier investments...

14.03.2019

Ten Years of Bull

March 9th marked the 10-year anniversary of the bull market following the Global Financial Crisis. The S&P 500 bottomed at...

28.02.2019

Taking the Long View

The risk to both retail and professional investors is tinkering and tweaking portfolios in response to short-term “noise” and recent...

07.02.2019

Examining the State of the Union

Although President Trump confidently highlighted the health of the American economy during this week’s State of the Union address, there...

01.02.2019

The Record-Breaking Markets of 2018

The 2018 year had unprecedented actions in the markets. We outline some of the rare and unique market and VIX...

18.07.2017

Greek Lessons: Gamma Explained

Even though Gamma does not directly measure changes in option values for changes in underlying prices, it is still an...

18.04.2017

Greek Lessons: Rho Explained

An option’s sensitivity to changes in interest rates is known as “rho,” which is one of the Greeks used to...

04.04.2016

Greek Lessons: Delta Explained

The textbook definition is this: “Delta is the ratio comparing the change in the price of the underlying asset to...

18.02.2016

Greek Lessons: Vega Explained

The volatility of an option’s underlying asset is one of the major factors in determining the value of that option....

18.06.2015

Greek Lessons: Theta Explained

Theta, in options vernacular, refers to the degenerative impact of time on the price of an option contract. An option...