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Option trading in practice – Weeks 14 and 15

16 Aug 2018

Dear Readers and Traders, in this article I want to summarize our gas trading activities, show you the changes in the portfolio as well as the conclusions we have made in our models regarding the temperature adjusted balance between supply and demand. Also, I would like to thank you for a number of very good […]

From the book Big Mistakes – Benjamin Graham

2 Jul 2018

Two weeks ago, I presented you the book by M. Batnicka named Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments. Benjamin Graham Today I will show you that no one is truly infallible. We will begin with the largest value investment guru and inventor of the financial analysis – Benjamin Graham. He was the […]

Option trading in practice – Week 6

14 Jun 2018

Dear Readers and traders, in today’s article – which is also a trading report for the last week trading, I would like to summarize events of the last week’s trading and also analyse the first week of pair strategy trading (double short) on gas-related ETFs.   Summary of the week There has been a slight […]

Option Trading in Practice – Week 5

7 Jun 2018

Dear readers and traders, in today’s article you will find both a summary of last week gas trading and a demonstration of a new trading approach – a pair trade (or a double short ETF). I have already written about this kind of trades in the past as a possible alternative approach for trading inefficient […]

Commodity spreads 14: What is seasonality?

16 May 2018

After thirteen parts of the spread series, we have the perfect base for trading commodity spreads. Now we can go to the specific analyzes I use when selecting the right trade. In the last part I have partly started with seasonality and I will continue with it also today. There is no doubt seasonality is […]

Commodity spreads 9: Spot price

7 Feb 2018

In the last part of our spread series, I have made a teaser for spread building. However, I have realized, that we haven´t understood yet one very important thing – the convergence of futures contracts to the spot price. This is a key element to understand the direction of the spread movement. You can find […]

We supercharged the SpreadCharts app!

5 Jan 2018

Our SpreadCharts.com app for complex analysis of the commodity markets is becoming very popular. Number of new users has exploded last year and percentage of them actively using the app is surging. It’s no wonder why our app is attracting so much interest. It offers a great suite of features, decades of historical data and […]

Merry Christmas from the Quastic team and our partners!

22 Dec 2017

This Christmas wish will be a little bit different because each of us wants to wish you something, so everyone comes with his own message for the Christmas holidays.   There are many of us, so let´s start…   Zdeněk Zaňka, Algotrader, and Quastic CEO   Jan Kaška, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Bridge GMF   […]

Contango and its use (1/2)

23 Nov 2017

In the last two parts of my series, I have shown you why I consider VIX and its derivatives as a very interesting source for generating alpha. In today’s article, I would like to focus more on the first condition, i.e. high contango. So, let me explain what the contango is all about and what […]

Story of a trader who made strategies for millions of dollars

6 Nov 2017

Dear friends, If you know me a bit, you know that I have a negative attitude towards signal providers. They usually offer impossible profits in tens of per cent per month, and then it ends. However, there are always exceptions. Today, I have prepared an interview with a friend of mine who has been involved […]