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U.S. Market Risk Dashboard Update; No Warning Signs, Yet

April 8th, 2014

technical bounceJared Woodard: Given the fierce market selloff in recent sessions, I thought it would be helpful to check on our favored set of risk indicators for the U.S. market. Read more…

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How To Profit From Rising Market Fear

February 4th, 2014

VIX Fear IndexGeorge Leong: We are seeing some extreme nervousness building up around the stock market as investors scramble to the exits, fearing the next big market collapse is upon us. Read more…

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VXX and VXZ Volatility ETNs Now Five Years Old

January 31st, 2014

etfs etfsBill Luby: In the midst of all the emerging markets turmoil, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the fifth birthday of the two pioneering VIX ETPs : VXX and VXZ. Launched five weeks before stocks hit their 2008-09 financial crisis bottom, both VXX and VXZ Read more…

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What I Told The Speculator About The Stock Market Now

January 30th, 2014

wall-street-etfMoe Zulfiqar: Just a few days ago, I received another call from my good old friend Mr. Speculator. He was worried. He has been long on the stock market since the beginning of the year, but sadly, stocks have come down a bit. He asked, “Do you think there’s more downside Read more…

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Expecting More Volatility Ahead

January 28th, 2014

technical bounceAfter a rocky first few weeks of the year, U.S. equity markets fell sharply last week. The media blamed much of the decline on market turmoil in emerging markets.  China reported some surprisingly weak economic data, and financial turmoil Read more…

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Neutral Is The New Bearish

January 21st, 2014

volatility vixJared Woodard:  I’ve updated the chart we showed last month (“The Rally No One Saw Coming“) with the trading range for the S&P 500 for 2014. Some of the most widely-watched someones – strategists at major banks and asset managers who release Read more…

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What Is The VIX Telling Investors?

January 12th, 2014

wall-street-etfBill Luby: There was a time when investors would generally fret about the VIX being “too high” and the resulting possibility that there was some sort of unseen threat to the financial markets Read more…

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VIX Futures Term Structure In 2013 Looks A Lot Like 2012

January 2nd, 2014

volatile VIXBill Luby: This was a very quiet year for the VIX, with the volatility index posting its second narrowest range for the year since 1995, trailing only 2005, when the Greenspan liquidity flood overwhelmed even the mere thought of a meaningful correction. Read more…

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VIX Hits Multiyear Low

December 9th, 2013

volatile VIX: Let me begin by first stating this: I’m not going to talk about the Federal Reserve in any detail, or about the holiday shopping season and how it’s so important to the retail sector and the economy because these don’t seem Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

Is The Economic Recovery Real?

November 19th, 2013

economySasha Cekerevac: You know, it’s funny; with the stock market hitting all-time highs and market sentiment becoming ever more bullish, you would think that the economic recovery both here in America and globally was right on track. Read more…

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The Gamma Problem For Straddles, Or Why VIX Futures Are Necessary

November 11th, 2013

Wall streetJared Woodard: One of the frustrating things about buying straddles is that the more correct you are, and the more quickly you are proven correct, the more quickly your position loses the ability to profit from volatility. A straddle opened as a bet Read more…

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Performance of VIX ETPs During The Recent Debt Ceiling Crisis

October 24th, 2013

volatile VIXBill Luby: Since the first big wave of VIX ETPs hit in 2010, I have periodically plotted all these products on a grid that used the y-axis for leverage and the x-axis for target maturity. While the initial intent was to highlight roll yield risk and leverage/compounding risk Read more…

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Updating TICK Volatility Charting For October

October 8th, 2013

technical bounceCorey Rosenbloom: Speaking of instability of Market Internals from today’s earlier post, let’s take a moment to update our TICK Volatility Charts and make note of the recent changes to the popular market internal. Read more…

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A History Of The VIX During Recent Debt Ceiling and Sequestration Battles

October 8th, 2013

volatile VIXBill Luby: Democrats and Republicans have been fighting over budgets and related matters since before any of us were born and while the debate has been heated at times, only recently has the credit of U.S. debt been called into question as a result. Read more…

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Time To Buy Volatility Again?

September 30th, 2013

volatile VIXJohn Rubino: The following chart tells two stories. The first is that the deficit spending and debt monetization of the past few years has calmed the markets. Volatility (more accurately fear), as measured by the VIX index of S&P 500 options, has meandered Read more…

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