How to trade VIX

How to trade VIX you ask?  Ove r the past week we have had a 12.35 VIX running to the mid 17’s so there should be plenty of VIX trading to be done.  The reality is that VIX itself does not trade.  The VIX futures trade and most of the liquidity is in the Apr17…

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Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: SPX to 2850?

3-26-19 Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: SPX to 2850 https://youtu.be/6eE0OiTkLiQ 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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The Stock Market Rally no one saw coming

Our Pro Trading Summit is coming in June.  Once it is filled, no room for you. Stocks were nonplussed by the FOMC notes yesterday The Rally in SPX was a massive surprise.  I know pundits will pop on TV next week and say that they have been long all the whole rally and got in…

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Why do short calls get assigned?

Why do short calls get assigned? Short Calls get assigned mostly for two reasons  So why do short calls get assigned?  The more I pop into large group chat discussion the more I see this come up.  There are several group discussions on FB and StockTwits about options but I largely hang back from them. …

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What does VIX tell us about the Stock Market?

VIX tells us a lot about the stock market VIX tells us a lot about the stock market.  Does it tell us if we are going to make money today or in the future?  No.  Does it tell us where the stock market is going?  Sometimes, but not the way one might think.  VIX tells…

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When to buy a call or sell a put

How long does one want to be? When to buy a call or sell a put?  This should be a straight forward question but ask any two option traders and there will be two different answers.  My answer, a small copout, is it depends on what is going on.  The reality is buying a call…

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VVIX is the most important volatility indicator

Check our our next Master Class on Longer Term Option trading here VVIX is the most important volatility indicator   VVIX is the most important indicator when it comes to trading stock options.  If one is new to options, I see a lot of chat room boards and many folks have similar questions.  Is this indicator…

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The stock market loves 2800 and so does VIX

  Check our our next Master Class on Longer Term Option trading here   When I say the stock market loves 2800 I am only invoking the law of round numbers.  That law states, loosely, that the stock market will get to the nearest round number most of the time.  I did not invent that law…

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The Stock Market does not like QE announcements anymore

Check our our next Master Class on Longer Term Option trading here QE announcement is no longer a market positive QE announcementnormally would send stocks to giddy heights.  After today that time has passed.  We can mark the day when the market no longer sees QE as a solution but the continuation of a problem. …

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GE Volatility is Real High

Our next event on using options in a longer term portfolio is here My last blog on GE was here before they cut their dividend GE Volatility is very high GE volatility is all over the map lately.  First the news is bad and then the news is good and then it is bad  and…

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