VIX Index Analysis Revealing Its Fatal Flaws

The VIX cannot be trusted

Why the VIX Index may be Flawed (Street View) In my last post, Financial Markets Outlook for 2017, I covered this topic, but only in broad terms. In this post, I’m making my Case, with a deep dive into the VIX Index and Risk Analysis, in order to “convince” you why the VIX cannot be trusted anymore and you need…

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Earnings Trades Recap

Earnings Trades Recap

Earnings Trades Recap Almost all of the exciting stocks have finished their earnings cycle for Q1. Overall, the theme for this season was “disappointment”. Whether it had to do with bad weather impact on East coast business, strong US dollar or any other reason, most of the stocks that typically perform well, did not.  …

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Understanding the VIX – Free Course

  Free Vix Course – Understanding the VIX, aka Fear Index As a member of the OptionTiger community, I’d like to offer you the VIX mini-course for FREE.  Its a 1-hour long course and explains the impact of VIX levels on Option Prices, and rapidly changing sets of Trade strategies, for these conditions. Critically, what happens during a Crisis to Option…

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September OptionEDGE trades

Trading single Options

Post the FOMC announcement this week, we closed both our Options Mastery Series trades (This month, we had two trades on the RUT and the SPX).

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OptionEDGE trade closed in August for 9%

We closed the Options Mastery Series trade for August last week just in 11 days with a 9% return. In fact, some Options Mastery Series customers had fantastic returns for the month in double digits.

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Trading Ideas service – Jan 2013

Options Trading examples

Performance – Jan 2013 The Trading Ideas service was debuted in Jan 2013 as a test month. And the service was launched on Jan 25th, 2013.   The results for January are in using the Thinkorswim Papermoney account and these are the details.   Starting capital = 338K Profit / Loss for Jan 2013 =…

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Trade Idea – BIDU Bear Call

Options Trading examples

Anybody watching BIDU in the last 6 weeks or so deserves to be in the doghouse if they didn’t take a bullish trade (myself included). It bounced strongly off a bottom of 85, and it gave good entry points at 90, 95 and more. Sadly, I missed this one and by the time I saw it, it was $100 already. The risk to reward at that point didn’t seem favorable, but its at 110 today. Talk about a slap in the face.

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