From Electrical Engineer to Hedge Fund Manager, David Sun shares one of his Hedge Fund strategies using options. He appeared as a Rising Star guest on the TastyTrade show and on the Flirting With Models podcast. With a talent for trading options, he then went on to start his first hedge fund in 2018, and then went on to add a second one in 2021.
We get an inside look at one of David’s Hedge Fund strategies concepts applying a systematic approach to Options trading. It has to do with these 3 things; stop losses (which is not common in options trading), how he takes advantage of high implied volatility (IV) – but not in the way most options traders would think, and his approach on managing the win size: loss size ratio, all to manage risk exposure and optimize edge.
Looking for actionable ideas to explore? Then this is a must-listen-to episode!
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Topics & Timestamps:
- 00:00:00 Background and early experience
- 00:13:10 Compare and Contrast to Kris Sidial’s Hedge Fund strategy
- 00:16:25 David Sun’s Hedge Funds
- 00:22:00 Stop Losses, Win Size to Loss Size Ratio, Expectancy Hacking
- 00:24:00 Premium Capture Rate
- 00:30:00 Implied Volatility
- 00:52:00 Misconceptions of Options Trading
Links & Resources
- Twitter: @TheTradeBuster
- The Trade Busters Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3g966BSYdPvLPNkiQzZsJa
- The Trade Busters Trading Page: https://www.thetradebusters.com
- tastytrade Rising Star interview: https://www.tastytrade.com/shows/rising-stars/episodes/meet-david-s-tastytrade-s-newest-rising-star-11-22-2019
- Softwares mentioned for back-testing: