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If You’ve Got $5 Million to Invest, Here’s Your Volatility Play

Rick Selvala started Harvest Volatility Management to generate yield by trading S&P 500 options. His ‘iron condors’ can add returns and hedge risks.

  • 11/14/2017

An Interview With Harvest Volatility Management's Rick Selvala

FINalternatives' Garrett Baldwin sat down for a Q&A with Rick Selvala, CEO and co-founder of Harvest Volatility Management, LLC (Harvest) to discuss his firm’s strategies, current events and expectations for the markets moving forward.

  • 3/23/2017

Low VIX Got You Down? These Fear Gauges May Do the Trick

Everything’s fine and calm on Wall Street if you trust the market’s standard fear gauge. Just one problem: the world doesn’t feel so calm these days.

  • 3/16/2017

Volatility swoon opens up options market opportunities

Whether you believe the rally in U.S. stocks has run out of steam or expect shares to soar on to new highs, the recent slump in stock market volatility has opened up big opportunities for traders in the options market.

  • 2/2/2017

Quadruple witching day is not that scary for markets

Friday marked "quadruple witching day," the quarterly simultaneous expiration of U.S. options and futures contracts, but ominous as it sounds, traders may have little to fear on this day in terms of volatility.

  • 12/16/2016

Surging ‘safety’ stocks a big bullish sign for bonds?

Dennis Davitt with Harvest Volatility Management and Larry McDonald with the Bear Traps Report discuss rate-sensitive stocks with Brian Sullivan.

  • 11/09/2017

Financial stocks post longest losing streak in seven months

Dennis Davitt with Harvest Volatility Management and Larry McDonald with the Bear Traps Report discuss the financials with Brian Sullivan.

  • 11/09/2017

This stock is surging thanks to bitcoin

Dennis Davitt, Harvest Volatility Management, and Larry McDonald, The Bear Traps Report, discusses moves in Overstock.com's stock with Brian Sullivan.

  • 11/09/2017

Tesla is down double-digits since its all-time high

Are shares of Tesla a buy, or a buyer beware? Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray and Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • 10/26/2017

The classic American stocks that have tumbled since the election

Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray and Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management discuss three beleaguered stocks with Brian Sullivan.

  • 10/26/2017

Trading the ‘sticks in the mud’

A closer look at five stocks that are just about where they were when the year began. Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management and Max Wolff of Disruptive Technology Advisers discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • 10/17/2017

Solving the volatility riddle

Incredibly, the VIX has not traded as high as its long-term average even once this year. Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management and Max Wolff of Disruptive Technology Advisers discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • 10/17/2017

Trading Nation: IBM set to report earnings

Max Wolff, Disruptive Technology Advisers, Dennis Davitt, Harvest Volatility Management, discuss IBM ahead of its earnings report with Brian Sullivan.

  • 10/17/2017

Behind the huge bets on rising volatility

Pravit Chintawongvanich of Macro Risk Advisors and Dennis Davitt from Harvest Volatility Management discuss a huge bet on volatility with Brian Sullivan.

  • 09/26/2017

Is the worst over for Apple?

Dennis Davitt from Harvest Volatility Management and Chad Morganlander from Washington Crossing Advisors discuss Apple with Brian Sullivan.

  • 09/26/2017

Players Await Higher Vol Despite Complacent Market

Ken Kwalik, Managing Director/Portfolio Manager at Harvest Volatility Management in New York, told EQDerivatives the VIX futures curve was pricing in elevated volatility levels around October. Kwalik, along with Tim Knowles, runs the firm’s collateralized put and call writing strategies.

  • 8/11/2016

The Framing of the Skew

When people think about how expensive options are, they tend to focus on the level of the Volatility Index (VIX)2 or the volatility of the options market.

  • 3/31/2016