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Article Archive For Keyword: Spread

  • Bull Call vs. Bull Put Spread (CME#9)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is a credit spread a better strategy than a debit spread just by reason of the credit?

  • Christmas tree spread - the all-purpose strategy by Jerry Kopf

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a football team breaks from the huddle, the players set up at the line of scrimmage in a formation. Usually, it's the I or T formation. As the center snaps the ball, each player knows exactly what to do. There is no guesswork, no deciding at the lin

  • Commodity spread

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Commodity spread The Handbook of Commodity Spreads Price: $39.95 Wayne Esserman (800) 428-7808 (800) 382-7884 (Indiana) EWE Publishing P.O. Box 201 Delphi, Ind., 46923 The problem with spreads is that they just aren't sexy. There's not enough ""

  • Computer spread analysis by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Computer spread analysis by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Many traders shy away from spread trading owing to the extra difficulties of calculating the spread and the analysis of the spread in both its legs. Data and software now available for IBM-PCs and clones ca

  • Deere Offers Low-Risk Credit Spread

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The old saying says, "Take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves." Here's a near-term option credit spread that might make sense, allowing option traders to turn those pennies into dollars.

  • FCX Vertical Credit Spread Op

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After staging a recovery rally, FCX appears to have stalled and begun to roll over. Here's a possible option credit spread designed to take advantage of this stock's current weakness.

  • Hidden Risks Of Debit Spread by Alex Mendoza

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hidden Risks Of Debit Spread by Alex Mendoza Understand all your risks when you trade. Strategies that seem harmless could end up costing you. Debit spreads are a favorite strategy among experienced options traders who understand the need to hedge risk

  • Introducing The Modidor Spread by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Introducing The Modidor Spread by Jay Kaeppel Here's a strategy that involves modifications to the standard iron condor spread. The world of option trading is an ever-evolving one. While the basic strategies have been around for a long time, the search

  • Introduction to spread investing Part 1 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Introduction to spread investing Part 1 by Frank Taucher Most commodity traders are aware of the lower risk and margin requirements that traditional spread trading offers vs. outright long or short positions. Many even have a favorite spread or two that

  • Options Spread Psychology by Steven P. Schinke, Ph.D

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING PSYCHOLOGY Options Spread Psychology by Steven P. Schinke, Ph.D. Choosing an options spread strategy depends in part on individual psychology about market conditions. By understanding how emotions affect behavior, traders can add precision to

  • SIDEBAR: Expectations and Spread Positions

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...EXPECTATIONS AND SPREAD POSITIONS For bull market forecasts, graphs in the top half of the article's Figure 3 portray two spread positions. In these positions, the leftmost line on each graph depicts maximum loss as the premium paid for the call debit s

  • Spread

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread

  • Spread Analysis And A Look At Unknown Fundamentals by Darin Newsom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:12 (42-46): Spread Analysis And A Look At Unknown Fundamentals by Darin Newsom How do you know what the underlying fundamental situation is when the supply and demand factors remain unknown? Basically, commodity market analys

  • Spread Investing Tools of the trade part 2 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread Investing Tools of the trade part 2 by Frank Taucher In part one, I discussed some of the pitfalls of traditional studies on the seasonality of spreading and how I attempted to correct them in my spread trading. The objective of the program is to

  • Spread Prices As A Leading Indicator by Curtis McKallip Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread Prices As A Leading Indicator by Curtis McKallip Jr. Commodities that are deliverable today trade at a different price than the very same commodity to be delivered in the future. This price differential is called a spread. Spreads exist because

  • Spread Rolls

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread Rolls

  • Spread Trading to Reduce Risk by L.A. Little

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread Trading to Reduce Risk by L.A. Little What are spread trades, how do they work, and how can we use them? The spread trading strategy receives too little attention even though a well-designed spread can offer excellent profit potential while dec

  • Spread investing - Advanced concepts Part 3 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread investing - Advanced concepts Part 3 by Frank Taucher In the previous installment of this series, I discussed the two tools I use in my seasonal spread investment program to locate trades that are profitable, reliable and consistent. The objectiv

  • Spread investing Part 4 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread investing Part 4 by Frank Taucher What if you have no interest in trading spreads, but prefer to trade outright commodity contracts? Could you use the same principles developed in the spread investing program laid out in this series of articles a

  • Spread trading the CRB Index by John J. Murphy and David J. Hirschfeld

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread trading the CRB Index by John J. Murphy and David J. Hirschfeld This article really has two aspects. The first is to introduce the concept of relative strength analysis to commodity markets utilizing CRB Index futures. The second aspect is to sho

The Double Calendar Spread by Jay Kaeppel

  • The Lightning Spread And Other Strategies by Jesse Chen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (54-55): The Lightning Spread And Other Strategies by Jesse Chen Here are some strategies you can apply by combining two or more options. Options spreads are essentially the combination of two or more options. There are six

  • The Limited-Risk Reversal Spread Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a trade the big hitters of Wall Street might use to control shares without making their activity obvious to the market. It's similar to creating a synthetic long position, but it has a couple of major differences. Find out how you can construct th

The Out Of The Money Butterfly Spread by Jay Kaeppel

  • Timing The Stock Market With A Discount/T-Bill Spread by Nelson Freeburg and Charles Skelley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Timing The Stock Market With A Discount/T-Bill Spread by Nelson Freeburg and Charles Skelley Building on a February 1990 article by Jay Kaeppel, ""Formula Research"" report editor Nelson Freeburg and engineer/investor Charles Skelley introduce a stock m

  • Trading the Wheat/Corn Spread by Scott W. Barrie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading The Wheat/Corn Spread: by Scott W. Barrie Here's a seasonally and statistically based intermarket spread trade. Within a short time, every futures trader learns strategies that go beyond the simple long or short position. In riding the learning

  • Trend-Following The Corn/Wheat Spread by Scott W. Barrie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Grain markets offer profit opportunities due to the seasonal nature of their planting, crop development and harvesting cycle. During certain times of the year, the price of the grain crops are especially vulnerable due to these seasonal tendencies. Here

  • Using Spread Orders To Roll Forward by Csaba Radnoty

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Spread Orders To Roll Forward by Csaba Radnoty Most futures contracts have a delivery mechanism that involves the exchange of physicals for cash. Understandably, few traders want to deal with the delivery process. To liquidate positions nearing de

  • Yield Spread Tunnels by Lorne W. Rae

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yield Spread Tunnels Fixed income investors have an array of instruments in which to invest. They can choose from an assortment of maturities as well as credit quality. Here's a simple technique with which to identify opportunities in the fixed-income ma






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