Max Ansbacher, President and principal of Ansbacher Investment Management and author of, The New Options Market, discusses his observations and unique insight into the essence of options strategies. For thirty years Max has been a thought leader in the options market and has witnessed first-hand the evolution of this fascinating hedging strategy. Here Max discusses all things options, including time decay, market inefficiency, and some of the tools he has used to outperform the S&P 500. Learn more about this often misunderstood strategy and deep dive into many different areas that both novices and professionals will find illuminating. See what it takes to be successful using options strategies from a pioneer in the field.
Ansbacher Investment Management, Inc. (AIM) is one of the oldest firms in America devoted exclusively to writing options as the principal source of generating income. Established in 1996, its clients include a wide variety of investors, which are located throughout the United States and overseas. Its basic strategy is writing (selling) short term, out-of-the-money puts and hedging them by shorting the underlying security.
This strategy has produced the third best performing options fund for 2012 with a return of 41.68% as reported in the independent data base AutumnGold.com on January 14, 2013. Ansbacher’s results also were ranked in the top twenty of all CTA’s for our 2012 nine month results by the Barclay Managed Funds Report, 4th Quarter 2012, volume 25, number 4.