Active Trader Article: Option Strategies for Bull-Market Reversals

I have a new article in the January 2013 issue of Active Trader magazine.  I received the January issue in the mail earlier this week, so it should also be available at Barnes and Noble bookstores.  If not, it should be on the shelves in the next week or so.

The article is titled "Option Strategies for Bull-Market Reversals." It evaluates a number of different option strategies for capitalizing on equity market pull-backs after sustained advances.

Active Trader may eventually add a link to their website, which would allow readers to purchase and download an electronic copy of the article.  Unfortunately, the Active Trader download links have not been updated since the June 2012 issue.

As a result, if you are interested in the article, I would encourage you to purchase the January 2013 issue of the magazine at Barnes and Noble.  If Active Trader adds the download link to their site in the future, I will post the new link here.

Here is a download link to one of my previous Active Trader articles titled "Modeling Implied Volatility."

I hope you enjoy the articles.

Brian Johnson

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About Brian Johnson

I have been an investment professional for over 30 years. I worked as a fixed income portfolio manager, personally managing over $13 billion in assets for institutional clients. I was also the President of a financial consulting and software development firm, developing artificial intelligence based forecasting and risk management systems for institutional investment managers. I am now a full-time proprietary trader in options, futures, stocks, and ETFs using both algorithmic and discretionary trading strategies. In addition to my professional investment experience, I designed and taught courses in financial derivatives for both MBA and undergraduate business programs on a part-time basis for a number of years.
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4 Responses to Active Trader Article: Option Strategies for Bull-Market Reversals

  1. Uwe says:

    The link to your article “Modelling Implied Volatility” leads to an error page. Also the home page of Active Trader does not work for me (stays empty).

    Is there another way to obtain your article?

    Thanks a lot,
    best, Uwe

    • Uwe,

      Unfortunately, Active Trader Magazine is no longer in publication, which is probably why my Active Trader article titled Modeling Implied Volatility is no longer available. I suspect that none of my Active Trader articles are currently available. I do not know of another source, but the material from the Modeling Implied Volatility article is covered in much more detail in my latest book, Exploiting Earnings Volatility.

      Best regards,

      Brian Johnson

      • Uwe says:

        Thanks, Brian.
        I’m reading your book. Unfortunately the spreadsheets do not work on Excel for Mac. So I have to reconstruct everything on my own.
        Best, Uwe

        • Uwe,

          The spreadsheet that accompanies my first book (Option Strategy Risk / Return Ratios) has a password compatibility problem with Excel for the Mac, which I resolved by creating a different version of the spreadsheet for Mac Users. If you send me a digital copy of your Amazon receipt via Email, I will send you the revised spreadsheet for the Mac.

          Excel for the Mac is not 100% compatible with MS Excel, which also creates problem for Mac users of the Integrated spreadsheet (that accompanies my second book – Exploiting Earnings Volatility). There is a Beta version out that shows promise and may ultimately deliver full Mac compatibility for users of the Integrated spreadsheet.

          Best regards,

          Brian Johnson

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