Sell in May…And Go Away… ? No Way

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This Time is Different Global Geopolitical posturing not unlike a Chess match (except that the pieces being moved into place are aircraft carriers (and their pawns)), Threats of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Tests, Espionage and Hacking allegations du jour, Mother of all Bombs dropped with no fanfare and with so much talk of “The Wall”, even Pink…

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SPX Market Update on April 10, 2017


  The SPX Index has clearly been in a sideways price action for a couple of weeks. After hitting a high of 2401 (ES Futures), it was bound to get some knocks, being that 2400 is a nice big round number, and many viewed it as over extended quite a bit. However, big Round numbers…

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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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Do you use Stop Losses – investors be warned

The perils of Stop Losses

<img height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” style=”display:none” src=”;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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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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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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Studying Open Interest for stock direction

An image of a stock options process chart.

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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Happy 2013 and a look at the markets for the year


Will the markets get a catalyst to make this downward move ? Could it be the debt ceiling negotiations in March and / or any more downgrades of the US ? Or could it be something else geo-political ? Of course, we don’t know. But 2013 shows all the signs of being a pivotal year for global markets.

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