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One Year Anniversary

We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.

~Frank A. Clark

In a challenging economic environment with burgeoning government debts, it is more important than ever to dig deeply and challenge the general consensus.  One year ago today, I started this blog as a venue to relay my thoughts and challenge my opinions.   After 270 posts, I can say that it has grown faster than my expectations and I am very glad that I stuck to this venture here and on

I want to thank everyone who has been a loyal reader, and continue to ask for suggestions and comments that can help improve the usefulness of my site.  I am always looking for interesting material and greatly appreciate guest posts or topical ideas.  I will continue to add functionality and hopefully the second year can be even more productive than the first.

The following is a look back at the most popular posts from the last year:

Option Strategy: Long Gamma, Short Vega
Do Black Swans Negate Option Premiums?
Income from Equities or Bonds?
Hedging Equities with VIX Futures (VXX & VXZ)
Volatility Selling Strategies
Extreme Fear in S&P 500 Option Skew
Efficiently Trading Option Spreads
MOVE Index Versus the VIX
Credit Spreads are the Key
What Influences Volatility?
VXX/VXZ Pairs Trade
Covered Call Options as Investment Strategies
Scalping Gamma
Focusing on Volatility Skew
Liquidity and Volatility
Long-Dated Volatility Opportunities
Collapsing Volatility
Moral Hazard: The AIG Bailout
Mitigating Gamma Losses
Picking up Nickels in front of a Steamroller
Insurance as a Business
The Debt Spiral


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