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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Why and when Technical analysis matters

Technical analysis matters

You’ve probably asked yourself about the importance of Technical analysis and Volume analysis. There are people who swear by Technical analysis – they’ll take the trade only if a certain pattern is playing out. And there are others who never look at charts or rarely look at them. So who’s correct ? The answer lies in between. Any trader…

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Volume analysis can be powerful

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Volume analysis is very under-rated Volume analysis is often an under-rated indicator. If Volume is normal, it really doesn’t say much. But when you see something out of the ordinary, like very high on a given day, you must conclude that Smart Money is active. And the trick is to judge whether that high Volume was…

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SPX and VIX Options extended hours coming

SPX and VIX Options

SPX and VIX Options extended hours by CBOE   Great news for investors from Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.   CBOE announced extended hours trading time for SPX and VIX Options. These Options start trading from 2 am Eastern US time. Check image below for details.   More details will be available…

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Intermarket Analysis – SPX, and other Indices

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Intermarket Analysis A previous post discussed a divergence between the SPX and the intermarket analysis, and in particular the TNX which is the 10-year Interest rate index. This video studies the divergence between the 4 major indices – SPX, NDX, RUT and the DJIA. This post is taken from a situation in 2014, but it’s a…

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An SPX trade taking advantage of the VIX

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An SPX trade taking advantage of the VIX   Over the past few days, the SPX seems to have stabilized after hitting a double bottom in January. The VIX has fallen to about 19, after climbing to about 23 in the last week.   Given that we expect stability, the VIX can be expected to fall…

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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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Trading Best Buy (BBY)

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Best Buy (BBY) got hammered yesterday after guiding lower on its store sales during the holiday season.

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SPY Chart Analysis

Technical Analysis

At these points, it’s always a good idea to do a study on the SPY Chart, and see if we can get some sense of what the next 2 to 4 weeks may look like.

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State of the Markets – SPX Charts

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Markets are jittery in the short term, as seen on the SPX Charts of the last 2 weeks. The SPX hit a high of 1687 about 10 days ago, but since then, we’ve seen a close to 5% correction.

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