Category: Advanced Trading


Market up VIX up!
The price performance of the market has been remarkable this past month.  The S&P 500 index is over 100 points (6.7%) higher from the close on April 18th after a brief 2 day sell off. The interesting thing I notice about today’s market is while the market (SPX 1647.27 =13.50) is higher by almost 1…

Monetary Red Bull and you…
Bill Gross did an interview last week lamenting the massive bond buying that Japan has undertaken, which he feels continues to pump up this stock market rally that is already being partially funded by our own Fed’s actions.  As a note, the Japanese market has been on an absolute tear for the last few months,…

Is it Time to Change Your Strategy?
Well, March was an eventful month.  We had the world’s third-biggest economy suffer a massive earthquake and tsunami followed by an ongoing nuclear emergency.  If that was not enough, the massive unrest in the Middle East has continued to spread.  NATO is bombing the Libyan Army currently. Finally, the problem children of Europe are seeing…

How Low is “Cheap” Volatility?
When a stock price plummets, many sage old traders may warn, “Don’t try to catch a falling knife!”  This adage refers to a rookie trader’s mistake of buying a falling stock and hoping easy money can be made before flipping out of it when it (again, hopefully) bounces. Many portfolios have been crushed owning weakened…