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Last week we discussed how to simply 'hide' from the high risk area of the market, playing the options trading strategies game of pickle where we try and snap up as many coins as we can in front of ...
It was an interesting week in the stock market, with plenty of fear and greed to go around. Same as it ever was, right? As we analyze emotions and behavior they seem to parallel the price action in ...
f you watch the business channels or read the financial pages you will find the big story is how low market volatility (VIX) is currently, and that such a low number (which is kinda rare) is not ...
Did you notice the massive volatility spike on May 17? The VIX, or what many like to call the 'fear gauge', jumped 43%. That enormous move was the 7th highest all time in percentage terms. The move ...
Whenever we come upon a holiday it's time to take a breath and step back. But as option traders, there is no such break as we are mindful of volatility and the option decay that constantly exists in ...
There nothing like uncertainty and speculation to prove everyone wrong! What am I talking about? Well, let's go back about a month to the last Fed meeting, when the committee raised the funds rate. ...
It's a showdown at the 'OK corral', with the Federal Reserve on one side and the massive bond market on the other side. They have both taken positions, dug in their heels and for the first time in a ...
We all are aware of the stock market at/near all time highs, a stunning run post-election. President Donald Trump has taken some (most?) of the credit for a surge in stock prices, but is it all due to...
I think the title might seem rather elementary, but nothing in market analysis is really too complex. When the market is rising with great breadth and broad participation it tends to be longer-lasting...
The volatility index, or VIX once again closed under 12% last Friday. It has hovered in the range of 10-13% for the entire year of 2017, and really collapsed following the Presidential election, from ...