Category Archives: Options Trading

Wall Street Journal: Options Traders Eye Insurance Even as Stocks Soar

Demand for stock protection has been relatively high for contracts expiring in a few months to a whole year from now. This has driven up the cost of bearish put options on the index, bets that could pay out if there were a market swoon.    

Math Whiz Trades Stock Markets Without Humans to Make $700 Million Fortune

XTX, which is expanding beyond Europe and building a presence in the United States, reported 2018 profit of $153.4 million, more than double from a year earlier.  It is reported that these profits were generated by trading without humans!   The firm’s success has given the founder Gerko a fortune befitting a tech entrepreneur. His […]