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A few lessons on risk in short volatility strategies

There are so many “teachable moments” in recent market action, it’s hard to decide where to start. I think one of the clearest lessons comes from the recent implosion of short volatility products such as XIV and SVXY—good lessons here on volatility and on risk in...

ChartSchool Video: a flag failure in UPS

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My biggest mistake

Mistakes are a part of trading. They’re a bad part of trading, and we generally do everything we can to reduce those errors. In fact, for developing traders at certain stages, the difference between profits and losses can simply be eliminating errors. Over the years,...

Guest Post: The Sunday Night Dream

This is a guest post from my friend (and a trader and author for whom I have tremendous respect) Kevin Davey. I first “found him” through his book. I read many trading books each year, most of which I end up skimming after the first few pages, and quite a...

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