Swimming with the Sharks: The COT
What is the current market view on Gold? How are positioned the largest speculators in Oil? This article tries to exploit all these information thanks to a useful tool, known as the ‘Commitment Of Traders’ report. The main goal is to develop a passive trading strategy based on what the ‘Sharks’ are currently doing in the market, […]
What is the VIX Futures Term Structure telling us?
This article aims to analyse whether it is possible to take advantages from momentum. From Investopedia: “ The idea of momentum in securities is that their price is more likely to keep moving in the same direction than to change directions. In technical analysis, momentum is considered an oscillator and is used to help identify trend lines […]
Volatility trading is becoming very popular in the Investment Banks and Hedge Funds’ trading rooms; therefore, I would like to make a brief summary of the tools more frequently used by traders. First, it is essential to point out the difference between historical volatility and implied volatility. On one hand, historical volatility is a backward […]