China market crash and Greece exit

The Global Economy and Financial Markets

China market crash and Greece exit   The Chinese market was down 6.5% today, which is a very big move for any overall market. There’s a variety of reasons including the usual ones of slower growth, but there seems to be some tightening of requirements for margin etc.   There is obviously something brewing in…

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Do you use Stop Losses – investors be warned

The perils of Stop Losses

<img height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?ev=6026312127907&amp;cd[value]=0.00&amp;cd[currency]=USD&amp;noscript=1″ /> The perils of Stop Losses On a morning like today, when the SPX gaps down 17 points by the time we wake up in the United States, due to any number of concerns in Europe or Asia, the first thought that may come to an investors mind is…

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Markets are at a critical point

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Markets are at a critical point   The S&P 500 Index (SPX) has quietly dropped close to 4% off its all-time highs. Price action this week has not been very convincing.   Although the long term trend is still bullish, there are several asset classes that are trading in crazy ways.   Oil does not…

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Market update and Greece elections

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Market update and Greece elections   The big news over the weekend is the Greece elections, where the anti-austerity party has come back in power. This leaves Greece in an uncertain position going forward.   Gold is responding negatively to this development as is the Euro. US Dollar and Bonds are up. The VIX is…

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SPX and Interest Rates

The SPX is at all-time highs near 1900, and so is the Dow Jone Industrial Average, although the Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 are not participating yet.

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Google earnings delivers a Googly

The Global Economy

Apologies to all my American friends and (any non-British, Indian or Aussie and others not part of the former empire), the term Googly refers to a Cricket ball bowled (pitched) that is completely out of the blue. I think the closest analogy would be the “curved ball”

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Tesla Motors (TSLA) gets some respect

The Global Economy

As of next week (July 15th specifically, Tesla Motors (TSLA) is finally getting the respect it may deserve. TSLA enters the Nasdaq-100 (NDX Index) on that day, replacing Oracle (ORCL), which moves to the NYSE.

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July 4th Sale – upto 50% off

July 4th is for Family, killer BBQ, fireworks…and Options ! OptionTiger July 4th sale until Sunday July 7th, 2013

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EEM Trade – Bull Call

EEM Trade – Bull Call spread. All emerging markets have been taking a beating because of the turmoil in Japan. While this situation is not resolved yet, some forceful action by the Japanese finance ministry is imminent.

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Studying Open Interest for stock direction

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Whenever I’ve used Open Interest for determining market direction, it has resulted in a high-probability trade most of the time. So in my opinion, this definitely works. But the problem is it’s not practical to watch this for more than one stock at a time. So unless you’re focused on taking advantage of a big move in one stock for that day, this method is not scalable.

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