By Derek Moore
Derek Moore is back with Jay Pestrichelli, CEO of ZEGA Financial, to review the Goldman Sachs probability of recession and Fed rate forecast for 2024. Then they do a deeper dive on key aspects of US Treasury Bond auctions. Hint, it’s a Dutch auction and how to read the results of treasury auctions including the bid to cover ratio. Later they talk through changes in the makeup of the S&P 500 Index companies and what the impact on earnings may be. Plus, how even when stocks go in and out of the index how the “divisor” calculation smooths the S&P 500 price out. Finally, Jay and Derek do a deep dive into the difference of options premium intrinsic value vs. extrinsic value using some examples. Oh, we have some recommendations as well.
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- What does Goldman Sachs have for probability of recession now?
- What does Goldman Sachs estimate for Fed interest rates in 2024?
- How do US Treasury bond auctions work?
- What is a Dutch auction?
- What is the bid to cover ratio mean in a US Treasury auction?
- Looking at supply and demand metrics within Treasury Bond auctions.
- S&P 500 Index committee that determines what companies come in and out of the index.
- What is the S&P 500 Index divisor?
- The largest company not in S&P 500 index is Uber?
- Index changes underappreciated for earnings growth?
- Airbnb, Blackstone, Lululemon all added to the S&P 500 Index in 2023
- What is the difference between intrinsic premium and extrinsic premium in options?
- How the option greeks like delta, gamma, theta impact extrinsic premium but not intrinsic
- Comparing covered calls to ITM short puts on an index
- Time decay implied in extrinsic premium
- When covered calls are likely to get called away around dividends and extrinsic premium left
- Why are ITM cash secured puts misunderstood
Mentioned in this Episode:
Jay Pestrichelli’s book Buy and Hedge
Derek’s new book on public speaking Effortless Public Speaking
Derek Moore’s book Broken Pie Chart