Do you want to sell 9% volatility?

That is the question, Do you want to sell 9% volatility? If you are an SPX trader, the answer is usually no.  LTCM famously sold 11-13% volatility in the SPX in 1998 right before the Russian Debt Crisis went belly up.  SPX volatility shot to the 30% range and LTCM went to history’s dust bin…

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Where does the volatility go?

Where did the volatility go that we had just enjoyed for Oct through February?  As I look at the VIX today with a low close for the year at 12.09 I can’t help but think something is not right.  Trade Deal with China, still not done.  G7 negative interest rate extravaganza is still with us.…

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The Siren’s Call of Long Volatility

The call of long volatility is often referred to as a Siren’s Song.  The unwary investor will dash themselves on the rocks of time decay and rotting deltas.  When I put it that way it sounds like a no-win situation to buy options at any point in time.  After all they decay every day since…

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Will SPX trade 2900?

Learn how to use our prop trading sheets in our Pro Trader summit SPX to trade 2900 is recurring theme over the last year and really is a big theme again just recently.  We have several convergences happening so I am going to thrill you with my Ouija Board analysis skills.  There is no doubt…

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What to do when your stock, WBA, gets crushed?

What to do when your stock, WBA, gets crushed? What to do when you r stock gets crushed you ask?  I will tell you the best that I can.  A few weeks ago I wrote about AMZN crushing WBA in the retail wars of the 21st century.  To be honest WBA has really suffered since…

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VIX cannot get to 12%

Check out our Saturday Class here and learn how to trade VIX There is a free 30 min webinar of a sample of our twice weekly Gold Class. VIX cannot get to 12%.  The question we want to know is why.  The biggest problem is that the stock market keeps moving too much.  Since VIX…

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Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: WTW gaining weight?

3-29-19 Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: WTW gaining weight? https://youtu.be/l8ZQz8Cjmgg Join our Fantasy NCAA Contest CLICK HERE It isn’t too late to join our Master Class! Click here for Details

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Do I trade a call or a call spread?

The age-old question of when to trade a call or a call spread probably came about right after Sage invented the reversal.  The question of when to trade a call or call spread is really about expectations.  One of my favorite self-invented maxims is “Make the trade fit the outlook.”  Since both have a long…

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Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: VIX to the `13 handle this week?

3-28-19 Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: VIX to 13 handle this week? https://youtu.be/5wtG-tmdEmQ Join our Fantasy NCAA Contest CLICK HERE It isn’t too late to join our Master Class! Click here for Details

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Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: Swishy VIX but tough to short

3-27-19 Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: Swishy VIX but tough to short https://youtu.be/OS8NLtZ1qBA Join our Fantasy NCAA Contest CLICK HERE It isn’t too late to join our Master Class! Click here for Details

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