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  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Futures | May 16, 2016, 10:45 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - On The Verge Of A Bigger Pullback?

    Weekly Market Outlook - On The Verge Of A Bigger Pullback?

    The market may have started the previous week on a bullish foot, but it certainly didn't end the week on one. Not only did the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) log three straight losing days to end last week's trading, but it broke below a key support level it couldn't really afford to break. Stocks still aren't past the point of no return yet, but it's alarmingly close. We'll dissect the odds below after running down last week's and this week's major economic headlines. Economic Data Not a lot of economic[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Dec 23, 2015, 2:01 PM

    SPX & The Golden Cross

    SPX & The Golden Cross

    For those that watch the market with a “technician’s eye” something unusual happened yesterday. It marked the first time since January 31, 2012 when the 50 day moving average on the SPX Index crossed over its 200 day moving average. Technical types call this “The Golden Cross”, which is almost unequivocally considered a bullish formation (especially in concert with increasing volume). To be fair, in order to set up a Golden Cross, it must be preceded by a “Death[...]

  • Market News | Nov 20, 2015, 11:17 AM

    Since The Paris Attacks, Some International Sectors Are Rallying Strongly

    Since The Paris Attacks, Some International Sectors Are Rallying Strongly

    How has the stock market performed since last Friday's 11/13 attacks in Paris, France?  The S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY) is up around 3.5% in this time frame, an impressive rally.  The broad market has largely shrugged off this event, which is likely a sign of strength -- the reaction to news among traders and investors often being more important than the news itself. Many International ETFs are among those that have performed the best since last Friday's close,  We[...]

  • Education | Trade Ideas | Aug 3, 2015, 8:08 AM

    SPX Version of SPY Hedge from Barron's

    SPX Version of SPY Hedge from Barron's

    Over the weekend, there was a discussion of hedging portfolios with options in my favorite column, The Striking Price, which appears every weekend in Barron’s. Steve Sears relayed a reader request to Stephen Solaka who manages money for Belmont Capital out in sunny but dry California. The question was basically, “How do I go about hedging a $1 million portfolio if I am concerned about the equity market over the near term?” The response, formulated when the SPY ETF was trading around[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 18, 2015, 12:20 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.18.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.18.15

    Volatility as an asset class S&P 500 ticks new life high The S&P 500 (SPY) index has ticked a marginal new life high at 2127.45. May weekly and June call option implied volatility is at 11; compared to its 90-day average of 13. Technology Sector SPDR (XLK) May weekly and June call option implied volatility is at 13; compared to its 90-day average of 15. Financial Sector SPDR (XLF) May weekly and June call option implied volatility is at 14; compared to its 90-day average of 14. Consumer Discretionary[...]

  • Blogging Options | Mar 26, 2015, 8:24 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.26.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.26.15

    Overseas markets leading stocks lower again today (European shares retreat ~1.4%), as Saudi Arabia sends troops into Yemen.  Oil prices jumped, Bond yields higher.  Several big spreads in VIX Options yesterday.  Volatility as an asset class: lululemon (LULU) is down $0.66 to $61 (big range in the pre-market) after reported Q4 EPS of $0.78, $0.05 better than the analyst estimates. Revenue for the quarter came in at $602M versus the consensus estimate of $601M. March weekly call option[...]