We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.
~Frank A. Clark
In a challenging economic environment with burgeoning government debts, it is more important than ever to dig deeply and challenge the general consensus. One year ago today, I started this blog as a venue to relay my thoughts and challenge my opinions. After 270 posts, I can say that it has grown faster than my expectations and I am very glad that I stuck to this venture here and on SeekingAlpha.com.
I want to thank everyone who has been a loyal reader, and continue to ask for suggestions and comments that can help improve the usefulness of my site. I am always looking for interesting material and greatly appreciate guest posts or topical ideas. I will continue to add functionality and hopefully the second year can be even more productive than the first.
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Income from Equities or Bonds?
Hedging Equities with VIX Futures (VXX & VXZ)
Volatility Selling Strategies
Extreme Fear in S&P 500 Option Skew
Efficiently Trading Option Spreads
MOVE Index Versus the VIX
Credit Spreads are the Key
What Influences Volatility?
VXX/VXZ Pairs Trade
Covered Call Options as Investment Strategies
Focusing on Volatility Skew
Liquidity and Volatility
Long-Dated Volatility Opportunities
Moral Hazard: The AIG Bailout
Mitigating Gamma Losses
Picking up Nickels in front of a Steamroller
Insurance as a Business
The Debt Spiral