Derivatives Bulletin

Derivatives bulletins were published from September 2002 to April 2011.  From April 2011 onwards, derivatives information was incorporated in the AIA Investor Updates.

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Derivatives Bulletin 51, April 2011

  1. Coordinator's Message by Scott McKenzie, AIA
  2. Dividends and franking credits – A strategy that may enhance returns by Tejay Lovelock, Macquarie
  3. Income generating strategies collar spread (protected covered write) by Danny Moss, Vertical Financial Solutions
  4. Derivatives trading terminology by Glen Van Ooran, Lifestyle Trader

Derivatives Bulletin 50, July 2010

  1. Coordinator's Message by Ian Flack, AIA member
  2. Robotic Forex Trading by Michael McCarthy, City Index
  3. Preventing Forex Fraud by Brian Sayers, ForexFraud
  4. Book Review – OptionsWise how to invest sensibly – Author Wai-Yee Chen and reviewed by Mark Boulton, AIA Member
    Also read the article Learned optimism - Unlearning negative attitudes in investing by Wai-Yee Chen
  5. Book Review - Option trading: pricing and volatility strategies and techniques – Author Euan Sinclair and reviewed by Tim Josling, AIA Member

Derivatives Bulletin 49, January 2010

  1. Coordinator's Message by Ian Flack, AIA member
  2. Buy Right With Buy-Writes by Marcus Addison, Belmont Securities
  3. The Channel Spread by Danny Moss & Owen Beattie, Kinetic Securities

Derivatives Bulletin 48, October 2009

  1. Coordinator’s Message by Scott McKenzie, AIA Vice President
  2. A measure for fear and greed in the stock market by Ashley Ormond, Investing 101
  3. Finding out about foreign currency by Troy Rieck, QIC

Derivatives Bulletin 47, August 2009

  1. Coordinator’s Message by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. Futures trading by Brian Costello (Sep 2002 Issue)
  3. The next big thing – individual share futures explained by George Morgan (Oct 2002 Issue)
  4. How to use individual share futures by George Morgan (Dec 2002 Issue)
  5. Hedging your portfolio against risk by George Morgan (Dec 2002 Issue)
  6. Postcard from the trenches by George Morgan

Derivatives Bulletin 46, June 2009

  1. Coordinator’s Message by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. Keeping one’s options open: the collar as free insurance by Daniel Goulding, ABN Amro Morgans
  3. My ETO strategy by Stephen Olsson, AIA member
  4. Trading the trend by Andrew Baxter, Halifax Investment Services
  5. Using short CFDs to hedge your share portfolio by Donahue D’Souza, Macquarie Securities Group

Derivatives Bulletin 45, April 2009

  1. Introduction by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. Keeping One’s Options Open: Put Options as an Insurance Option by Daniel Goulding, ABN Amro Morgans
  3. Stock Repair Strategy by Andrew Baxter, Halifax Investment Services
  4. Cause & Effect by Darren Markisic, MF Global Australia

Derivatives Bulletin 44, February 2009

  1. Introduction by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. Investing in a Sideways Market by Luke Gleeson, Macquarie
  3. Keeping One’s Options Open: Covered Call Writing by Daniel Goulding, ABN Amro Morgans
  4. Getting Started in Currency Trading book review by Vimal Mehta, AIA Member

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Derivatives Bulletin 43, December 2008

  1. Introduction by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. CFD History by CMC Markets Asia Pacific
  3. How I Traded CFDs by Phil Connolly, AIA Member
  4. Gold CFDs by Catherine Davey
  5. ATO Allows CFD Trading in your SMSF by Jason Cunningham, The Practice 

Derivatives Bulletin 42, October 2008

  1. Introduction by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. Covered Call Writing – Extra Income Generation Through Stock Ownership by Nick Katiforis, Tricom
  3. That’s Gold by Donahue D’Souza, Macquarie Securities Group
  4. Trading Options In A Bear Market by Ian Flack

Derivatives Bulletin 41, August 2008

  1. Introduction by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. Are You A Share Trader or Share Investor? What is the Difference? by Jason Cunninhgam, The Practice
  3. Trading Derivatives in a Bear Market by Jason Sidney, Market Masters
  4. Using Short CFDs to Hedge Your Share Portfolio by Donahue D’Souza, Macquarie Bank Limited

Derivatives Bulletin 40, June 2008

  1. Introduction by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. Real Estate Cycle by Phil Anderson, Economic Indicator Services
  3. Share Protection Loans by Glen Van Ooran, Lifestyle Trader
  4. Currency Trading Report by Vito Grigorov, AIA Member
  5. Futures Markets 200 Questions & Answers reviewed by Bill Dodd

Derivatives Bulletin 39, April 2008

  1. Introduction by Ian Flack, AIA Member
  2. Currency Trading Report by Vito Grigorov, AIA Member
  3. Gold Trading Boot Camp reviewed by Vimal Mehta, AIA Member

Derivatives Bulletin 38, February 2008

  1. Introduction by David Campbell, Ord Minnett
  2. How To Take Advantage of the High AUD by Robert Chiu, Citi
  3. FX Trading provided by CMC Markets Asia Pacific
  4. A New Way To Hedge Foreign Currency Exposure – Using ASX FX CFDS

Derivatives Bulletin 37, December 2007

  1. Introduction by David Campbell, Ord Minnett
  2. Using Instalments for Income by Phillip McLean, Macquarie
  3. Using Covered Call Option Strategies to Generate Extra Income by Ted Szkuta, InvestorCircle
  4. Using Spreads To Generate Income by Daren Markisic, MF Global Australia

Derivatives Bulletin 36, October 2007

  1. Introduction by David Campbell, Ord Minnett
  2. Option Premium = Risk, Volatility = Risk by Glen Van Ooran,Author & Trader
  3. CFDs – How to Protect Yourself Against Market Downturns by Sam Keefe, Macquarie Bank
  4. How I Use Options by Klaus Tietz, AIA Member
  5. Supercharge Your Trading with CFDs book reviewed byRichard Luke, AIA Member

Derivatives Bulletin 35, August 2007

  1. Introduction by David Campbell, Ord Minnett
  2. Futures Trading by Brian Costello, National Institute of Financial Studies
  3. Wool & Grain Futures by Dougal Hunter, ASX Ltd
  4. Electricity Futures by Dean Price, d-cypha Trade

Derivatives Bulletin 34, June 2007

  1. Introduction by David Campbell, Ord Minnett
  2. Tax & Derivatives by Mark Walters, Mark Waters & Company
  3. Unlocking A Share Wealth Strategy by Philip McLean, Macquarie
  4. Index Put Warrants by Francis DeSouza, Citigroup

Derivatives Bulletin 33, April 2007

  1. Introduction by David Campbell, Ord Minnett
  2. Index Options – what are they all about by Craig Sawyer, ASX
  3. Index Options for Hedging by Carlo Castellano, Traders Circle
  4. CFDs on the Index by Paul Lucas, Man Financial
  5. Using Instalments to Increase Dividend Yields by Michael Kolikias, Macquarie

Derivatives Bulletin 32, February 2007

  1. Introduction by David Campbell, Ord Minnett
  2. Self Funding Instalments by Michael Kolikias, Macquarie
  3. Using Instalments to Generate a Tax-Effective Income Stream by Francis Desouza, ASX
  4. Warrants Payoff Through Dividends by Rupert Hadlow, Ord Minnett

Derivatives Bulletin 31, December 2006

  1. Introduction by David Campbell, Ord Minnett
  2. Valuing an Option by Rupert Hadlow, Ord Minnett
  3. The Benefits of Options Trading as part of your Investment Strategy by Carlo Castellano, Traders Circle
  4. Vertical Debit Spreads by Paul Wise, Options 21

Derivatives Bulletin 30, October 2006

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Dynamic Hedging by Glen Van Ooran
  3. Hedging Your Portfolio by Rupert Hadlow
  4. Hedging Strategies by Carlo Castellano
  5. Taxation Treatment of Derivatives – URLs    

Derivatives Bulletin 29, August 2006

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Sydney Futures Exchange – Share Price Index (SPI)
  3. Contract Specification for SFE SPI 200TM Futures & Options provided by the Sydney Futures Exchange
  4. SPI Futures & Options by Daren Markisic
  5. Index Products – An Overview
  6. The Korean StockMarket by Glen Van Ooran

Derivatives Bulletin 28,June 2006

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Protecting Portfolios Using Index Options by David Wallis
  3. Portfolio Protection Strategies with Options by Guy Bower
  4. The Benefits of Share Investing with Potential Tax Efficiencies by Pia Cooke

Derivatives Bulletin 27, April 2006

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. An Overview Of FX Markets by Alex Douglas 
  3. FX Terminology provided by Global Electronic Trading
  4. Sample FX Trades by Nigel O’Shea
  5. New Book:  FX Trading – An Australian Guide to Trading Foreign Exchange

Derivatives Bulletin 26, February 2006

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Oil Warrants, provided by the Macquarie Warrants
  3. Warrant Market Makers, Glen Van Ooran
  4. How I Trade CFDs, Mike Barrett

Derivatives Bulletin 25, December 2005

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Getting Started With Options by Louise Bedford
  3. How To Profit From Derivatives by Dawn Bolton-Smith
  4. Book Review – Getting Started In Options, reviewed by Vimal Mehta

Derivatives Bulletin 24, October 2005

  1. Introduction by Lior Gabizon
  2. A Working Example of How An Option Works: Option Arbitrage by Ian Broadley
  3. Why Invest in Commodities by Warwick Schneller & Guy Bower
  4. Buying Oil Call Warrants For Leverage provided by the ASX

Derivatives Bulletin 23, August 2005

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Trading Options on BHP Billiton Ltd by Jody Elliss
  3. Rio Trade by Iain Gibson
  4. Why are only 1.5% of American Options Ever Excercised Early? By Glen Van Ooran

Derivatives Bulletin 22, June 2005

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Interest Rate Futures by Kenny Jabbour
  3. Interest Rate Futures: Why Trade Them? by Rupert Hadlow
  4. ASIC Report On Sydney Futures Exchange
  5. Trading the US versus Australia Market by Glen Van Ooran

Derivatives Bulletin 21, April 2005

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. What Are CFDs? by Daniel Semmler
  3. Investing With CFDs by Catherine Davey
  4. CFD Trades by Daniel Semmler

Derivatives Bulletin 20, February 2005

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Cycles - The Outlook for 2005 by Glenn Kuppe
  3. Index Instalments & Warrants provided by Macquarie Warrants
  4. Aussie Index Futures by Angus Knight
  5. Index Options provided by ASX

Derivatives Bulletin 19, December 2004

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Using Instalments to Generate Income Via the Dividend Yield Play Strategy by Philip McLean
  3. Telstra - Strong Cash Flows & CEO by Ian Keys,
  4. Odd Contract Sizes & Strike Prices by Glen Van Ooran
  5. Why do we use 20 days to calculate the historical volatility of an underlying market? by Glen Van Ooran

Derivatives Bulletin 18, October 2004

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Trading Crude Oil by Angus Knight
  3. Halifax Futures & Securities Discount to AIA Members
  4. The Oil Factor - A Book Review & Commentary by Philip Carman
  5. Oil Search by Ian Keys
  6. Volatility = Premium by Glen Van Ooran
  7. ASX Warrants Seminars

Derivatives Bulletin 17, September 2004

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. What Are Index Futures by Angus Knight
  3. The New NASDAQ Futures Contract by Glen Van Ooran
  4. Writing Call Options Over Instalment Warrants by Glen Van Ooran
  5. ASX Warrants Seminars

Derivatives Bulletin 16, July 2004

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Perth Mint Gold Quoted Product
  3. Gold As An Alternative Asset Class by Pia Cooke
  4. Gold Volatility by Ian Keys
  5. ASX Seminars

Derivatives Bulletin 15, June 2004

  1. Introduction by David Campbell
  2. Pre-pay Interest Via Macquarie Self Funding Instalments by Xanthe Virtue
  3. Destroying the Myth by Citigroup
  4. Clarification on the Time Decay on Options by Glen Van Ooran
  5. Calendar Spread by Ian Keys

Derivatives Bulletin 14, April 2004

  1. Introduction by Silvana Eccles
  2. Backtesting & System Performance, by Louise Bedford
  3. Getting More Bang For Your Buck, by Glen Van Ooran
  4. A Bear Spread, by Ian Keys

Derivatives Bulletin 13, March 2004

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Interest Rates & Option Premiums by Glen Van Ooran
  3. Futures Trading by Brian Costello, NICS
  4. Individual Shares Futures by Warwick Aubin, Traders Tools
  5. Brambles Straddle by Ian Keys, Macquarie Financial Services
  6. New Law Falls Short by David Child, AIA

Derivatives Bulletin 12, January 2004

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Contracts For Difference (C.F.D.s), Warwick Aubin
  3. System Development Secrets, Louise Bedford
  4. Learn To Speak Greek, Glen Van Ooran

Derivatives Bulletin 11, December 2003

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. How To Profit From Derivatives, Dawn Bolton-Smith
  3. Playing The Trading Game, Dr. Harry Stanton

Derivatives Bulletin 10, October 2003

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Debit Spreads Explained by Colette Campbell
  3. Have You Ever Missed A Winning Trade by Warwick Aubin
  4. Writing Covered Calls On Your Resource Stocks by Ian Keys

Derivatives Bulletin 9, September 2003

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. How Do Calendar Spreads Work by Colette Campbell
  3. Buying a TLS Put & WOW Call Options On The Same Day by Dach Hall
  4. NAB Buys Stake In AMP by Ian Keys

Derivatives Bulletin 8, July 2003

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Downtrend Doesn't Have to Mean Doom, by Louise Bedford,
  3. Strangles, by Collette Campbell
  4. BHP: Are you prepared to ease into the Stock, by Ian Keys
  5. Question & Answer, by Cathy Kovacs and Neil Costa

Derivatives Bulletin 7, June 2003

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Getting Started With Options by Louise Bedford
  3. How To Look At the Humble Put Option by Ian Keys
  4. Book Review by Chris Shea:- Options in a Nutshell [This review is in the members' area with all other book reviews]

Derivatives Bulletin 6, April 2003

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Tax Effective High Yield Investing In A Tricky Market by Cathy Kovacs
  3. Comparing Contracts For Difference With Options & Warrants by Chris Shea

Derivatives Bulletin 5, March 2003 

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Trading the Australian Dollar Using ASX Listed Warrants - Justin Crawford
  3. AMP - A Lower Risk Exposure by Ian Keys
  4. Postcard From The Trenches, George Morgan

Derivatives Bulletin 4, January 2003

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Writing Call Options Using Instalment Warrants As Collateral, by Laurence Laveau
  3. Trading the Australian Dollar Using Margin Foreign Exchange by Geoff Howie
  4. Western Mining Resources (WMR) - Negative View, An Ideaby Ian Keys
  5. Notes From South Sydney Discussion Group Presentation by Lyn Morriss, AIA Member
  6. Questions & Answers by Cathy Kovacs

Derivatives Bulletin 3, December 2002

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Hedging Your Portfolio Against Risk by George Morgan
  3. Trading With Structure by Geoff Howie
  4. Outperform Today - Conservative Returns by Ian Keys
  5. Questions & Answers
  6. Book Review by David Leihy

Derivatives Bulletin 2, October 2002

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. Derivative Trading - The Experience Of A Novice
  3. Trading The Australian Dollar Using Margin Foreign Exchange by Geoff Howie
  4. How To Use Individual Share Futures by George Morgan,
  5. NAB Idea by Ian Keys,
  6. Questions & Answers

Derivatives Bulletin 1, September 2002

  1. Introduction by Neil Costa
  2. A Year For US Equities by Geoff Howie
  3. The Next Big Thing - Individual Shares Futures Examined by George Morgan
  4. Reduce Risk Through Selling Volatility by Ian Keys
  5. Questions & Answers by Cathy Kovacs