Hey @Mikebro4 ,
Derivatives are very complex products that the majority of the investment community does not know how to properly use them, and we will try our best to educate investors through our Library (https://www.evarvest.com/thelibrary). Have you checked it out?
Derivatives were created for - speculation, risk management/cover risk and arbitrage and so you have countless ways to protect your portfolio like a protective put (Options) or a covered call (Options as well) or using arbitrage like cash-and-carry or reverse cash-and-carry in Futures, and so on. It’s very mathematical and sometimes very tricky to find the right derivative strategy.
(Some other strategies that you can research in the meanwhile - Synthetic long stock, Bull Call Spread, Bull put spread, Long straddle, short straddle, long strangle, short strangle, long butterfly, the condor, covered combination, box spread, reverse iron condor, strap and put ratio spread),
But we will in time add a lot of content that can help more sophisticated traders/investors.
I agree with the retrace but im more of a macro trader, and I always find ways to protect my Portfolio against systematic risks like a recession or downsize risk even, so I just invest with protection for the long term.
In regards to disruptive industries and more opportunities im actually in the sidelines just watching the development to see what companies can take the best approach. Although im looking into companies that can improve supply chains. Regarding China, I see a slowdown or a steady growth for the next decades I would rather be riskier and research other emerging markets.
Cheers, any other questions you already know, feel free to ask.