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    Option trading in practice – Week 7

    21 Jun 2018

    Dear Readers and Traders, today I’ll summarize what happened to the natural gas market in the previous and current week, and how it looks like in our account which was affected by increased volatility. We’ll focus on the roll over of the options positions as well as a development of the pair trade-ETF (dual short) […]

    Option Trading in Practice –- Week 4

    31 May 2018

    Dear Readers and Traders, in this article I want to make the summary of our gas option trading and in the second part I have some news for you. As I mentioned in the introductory part of this series, our goal is to show you our trading even when we are failing, when the market […]

    Trading System for Short Efficient ETFs – Part 6 – Trade Exits

    24 May 2018

    Dear readers and traders, in this part of the option educational series, I would like to continue with speaking about the ineffective ETFs, and in the second part of my article, I would then summarize the development of gas trading on our trading account. That means from theory right away to practice, all within one […]

    Option Trading in Practice – Week 2

    18 May 2018

    Dear readers, as I have announced in the first part of our option trading series, I’m going to tell you how our gas trading has developed in the second week of May. We’ll catch up with time and you’ll always have the next reports on time after signing into your client’s section on Quastic.   […]

    Short call option strategies and inefficient ETFs

    18 Jan 2018

    In the last part, I have described the basic outlines of the ETF’s direct shorting strategy. We have explained that, despite the undeniable yield potential, such strategy also brings many risks that must be kept in mind. Today I would like talk about option strategies that can also be used to short most of the […]

    Contango and its use (2/2)

    30 Nov 2017

    In the last part of our series we have explained the concepts of contango and backwardation, and we have said what does it mean when the market is in contango or backwardation.   Let me now show you how based on ETFs or ETNs, we can use the contango phenomenon in our benefit. The existence […]

    What is alpha and how it can be generated (2/2)?

    16 Nov 2017

    In the last article, we have explored the possibilities of generating alpha on the market. As it can be seen from the list, alpha can be achieved by many ways and through many strategies and instruments.     Reason why I would like to focus in the next chapters of this series on the systematic […]

    What is alpha and how it can be generated?

    9 Nov 2017

    In the long run, investor’s profitability consists of two components. The first one is alpha, which basically tells us what are the investor’s abilities to generate revenue, regardless of the favourable market conditions. It can be said that alpha expresses the investor’s skills. The second part is beta, that tells us how big leverage is being […]

    Quastic new series: Options and Trading of Inefficient ETFs

    2 Nov 2017

    Dear friends and Quastic visitors. My name is Jan Kaška, I am a member of the investment committee of the Charles Bridge GMF hedge fund, the author of many investment strategies – working mainly with options and structured products – and a long-time investor in the financial markets.    New series about trading inefficient ETFs […]