Tag: volatility

Volatility Skew Definition: Day Trading Terminology

Volatility Skew

Volatility Skew Definition: Day Trading Terminology Volatility skew is the graphical representation of the implied volatility of a set of options for a security at various strike prices or expiration dates. While implied volatility, which is based on the underlying security, should be the same for all options at the same strike price, in reality the […]

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Volatility Definition: Day Trading Terminology

Volatility

Volatility Definition: Day Trading Terminology Volatility is a measure of the security’s stability and is usually calculated as the standard deviation derived from a continuously compounded return over a certain period of time. It can also be defined as a statistical measure of dispersion for particular securities and is measured by variance or standard deviation. When […]

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Market Volatility & Swing Trading

Market volatility is normally a very healthy, predictable and welcome compnaion to the stock market and its price action. There are times however, where things can get pretty testy, beyond the traditional events like Fed announcements and earnings events. A perfect and recent example of that is the 2016 presidential election. The markets thought one thing […]

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