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Understanding Volatility When Trading

Download "Top Five Things Stock and Option Traders Should Know About Volatility" Now

You've likely heard that volatility is an important factor for active traders. But do you really understand this concept - or know how to apply it to your trading decisions?

This Intelligence Report aims to correct many of the misconceptions traders hold about volatility. Fact is, understanding volatility may help you in choosing your price targets, controlling your risks more effectively, and improving your decision making process.

We start by explaining the two most popular kinds of volatility to traders: historical volatility and implied volatility, also known as IV. We then tackle practical trade examples and show you how to use TradeKing's tools to factor volatility into your trading decisions

If you're reading this, thinking volatility only matters for options traders - well, that's a misconception too. In fact, understanding volatility is informative for both stock and options traders, whether you are a veteran options trader or a rookie.

Want to learn how volatility works and why it matters? Simply enter your email address below to receive this free Intelligence Report from TradeKing Senior Options Analyst Brian Overby.

  • The difference between historical volatility (HV) and implied volatility (IV)
  • How volatility may help you choose better price targets
  • Which type of volatility is more important for your style of investing
  • How to calculate volatility for any time period
  • And much more

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