Talk Your Book: Investing in Volatility

Today’s Talk Your Book is presented by Nasdaq:

Michael and I spoke with James McDonald of Hercules Investments about what’s been going on in the markets and how his firm uses options to manage risk.

We discuss:

  • Going from semi-pro football to starting an investment firm
  • Volatility as an asset class
  • How markets are different now
  • How increased access to markets has impacted market volatility
  • How do you adapt to the new realities of the market
  • How the Fed has changed the game
  • The different ways you can use options
  • The importance of admitting when you’re wrong as an investor
  • Making sure your hedges survive a bull market

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