Name That Trade – $VIX Vapors

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The spot VIX is low today, checking in at at around 12.50, up on the day due to the Monday effect. Actual volatility of the market is nearly non-exsistant recently with the 30 day historical … [Read more...]

MorningWord 4/22/15: Bad News Bulls $SPY

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News Flash: The S&P 500 (SPX) is very near another breakout to new all time highs, and if recent history is any guide this occurrence should happen fairly soon: But, after three and a half … [Read more...]

Name That Trade – $DIA In the Rough?

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A fortnight ago we considered portfolio protection using the SPY (read here).  Since that time the S&P 500 is up about 2%, and once again threatening to make a new all time high, now just 1% below … [Read more...]

MorningWord 4/7/15: Bubble Gum

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I'll keep this short and sweet. Yesterday, the market began with early weakness on the heels of Friday's much worse than expected March Jobs data. About 15 minutes into the trading day those losses … [Read more...]