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Ep. 52: Should You Be Worried About The Return Of Volatility?
Last week, the S&P 500 enjoyed the biggest one-week advance since 2013, gaining 4.3%. The index began 2018 with its best start to the year since 1987, followed by a 10% decline in just 9 trading days, and then proceeded to bounce off its 200-day moving average, reversing roughly half …
Is VIX Just A Rigged Game?
VIX is a widely-watched measure of market volatility and there are a variety of trading strategies that involve betting on the VIX. An anonymous letter to the SEC claims that the VIX is being gamed by traders , however. This argument is bolstered by an academic study from 2017 that suggests t…
It Works Until It Doesn't Work: Short-Term Bills Are Not The Problem
Market on alert over record auction Financial markets were on alert as a record amount of three month and six month bills were auctioned in the U.S. The size of the auction was $51bn $45bn respectively. (Source: Zerohedge) As noted on Zerohedge: …the yields on both were well high...
The VIX Needs A Fix
Last week, the stock market made back more than half the losses it suffered in the previous two weeks. The Dow industrials rose 4.25%, the S&P 500 rose 4.30%, and NASDAQ shot up 5.31%. But in my opinion, the biggest news last week was that FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…
Cleaning Up After The Ogre's Dinner Party
You might not know it by some of the things I write, but I am a long-term investor. However, this piece is a bit of a follow up to my Its Getting Late at the Ogre Dinner Party. That article was written on Jan 26th, and published the morning of Jan 29 - as it turns out the very day …
Unintended Acceleration - How Inflation Could Impact The Markets
By John Fujiwara After stubbornly residing at levels far below its historical average, the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index - or VIX Index - spiked at the beginning of February, more than doubling in a single day. Prior to the market correction, stronger-than-expec…
Peter Schiff: We're Ripe For A 1987-Style Crash (Video)
By SchiffGold Stock markets have settled down after an awful couple of weeks earlier this month. On February 5, the Dow Jones suffered its largest-ever drop in terms of points. It was down 1,600 at one point and ultimately lost 1,175.21 points, a 4.6% drop that day. At one point during tha…
An Upgrade To U.S. Equities
Key points We have upgraded U.S. equities because of very strong earnings momentum, and consequently are now neutral on European stocks. Global equity markets recovered some ground after their early February swoon and the VIX declined. U.S. inflation came in higher than expected. Minut…
Where Does The VIX Go From Here?
The last few weeks have seen equity markets making extreme moves relative to their recent history. Just a month ago, most thought it near impossible that the VIX Index would rise into the mid-teens for any sustainable period of time, and its pronounced spike was completely unexpected by most. …
U.S. Economy: Trump Could Rechristen 'King Dollar'
Financial markets continue to look for the defining trends of 2018, and the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish ( UUP ) continues to trade under pressure as a result of all the recent position maneuvering. Against a broad-ranging basket of currencies, the greenback is now trading lower on t…