• Market News | VIX | Dec 30, 2014, 9:56 AM

    Everyone Loves Small Cap Stocks - But What Does the Market Say?

    Everyone Loves Small Cap Stocks - But What Does the Market Say?

    For most of 2014 the Russell 2000 has been the red headed step child of the US equity market. Small caps ruled the roost in 2013 but lost their luster for most of this year. That is until recently. I’m currently taking the week off from CBOE which means I spend all day watching the business networks. I hear lots of positive comments regarding small cap stocks and their prospects for next year. It is one thing to hear people on TV tell us such things, but it is more important to see some numbers[...]

  • Trader Talk | Education | Dec 9, 2014, 10:00 AM

    Index & ETF LEAPS To Be Added for 2017

    Index & ETF LEAPS To Be Added for 2017

    On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, trading begins for December 2017 LEAPS® in the below Index and exchange-traded fund (ETF) option products: DJX (Dow Jones Industrial Average) MNX (Mini-NASDAQ 100 Index) NDX (NASDAQ 100 Index) OEF (iShares on the S&P 100 Index Fund) OEX (S&P 100 Index with American Exercise) RUT (Russell 2000 Index)** SPX (S&P 500 Index) SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust)** XEO (S&P 100 Index with European Exercise) ** Note: RUT and SPY are the only products identified[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Education | Dec 8, 2014, 10:22 AM

    Can The Nasdaq Comp & Russell 2k Give The Next Boost? - Weekly Market Outlook

    Can The Nasdaq Comp & Russell 2k Give The Next Boost? - Weekly Market Outlook

    Though the market may have gotten off  to a bad start with Monday's 0.7% stumble, the bulls took charge again the very next day to hammer out a gain for the week.  Granted, it was less than a 0.4% gain when all was said and done, but a gain is a gain. On the other hand, it didn't take long after last week's turnaround from Monday's dip for the lethargy to set in again (some of which is likely due to the winter holiday season).  Once again, the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) is bumping around new-high[...]