$JD stock dropped like a rock

$JD stock dropped like a rock   $JD stock is the headlines recently and not for very good reasons.  The CEO has criminal charges and the company share price is down around $20 from $45 in early-June.  Implied volatility has risen way over the level that usually accompanies the earnings cycle.  Why is that significant?…

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The $VIX is never going down, ever again, ever.

The $VIX is never going down, ever again, ever. The $VIX is not going down and it never will go down.  Ok I am lying, it will go down at some point but something has to happen first.  Instead of spilling the answer I will take a walk down memory lane to a quieter more…

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$FXI overnight volatility moves higher

$FXI overnight volatility moves higher   A new NAFTA deal appears in the offing so what does that have to do with the price of  volatility in Chinese equities?  I think plenty.  If you note from the chart below Chinese equities with $FXI as a proxy have had a rough sled of late.  US Equities…

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$CMG volatility belies the stock price

$CMG volatility is very low   With VIX at 12.54 there is little to write about from a volatility point of view in the broader market.  There is the potential for a binary switch as the Chinese trade talks could go well or not so well.  With most emerging market stocks down for now it…

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$NVDA volatility is too low      

$NVDA volatility is too low As it goes after most earnings, implied volatility implodes leaving the option premiums in tatters.  Even a name like $NVDA goes through the same cycle.  Traders bid up the stock into the earnings last week hoping for a big boost but the crypto-currency cloud drifted over the conference call and…

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$TSLA making some volatile moves

$TSLA making some volatile moves I don’t know if it is a conscious thing or not but Elon Musk might be the second most influential Tweeter on the planet save for the current President.  Maybe Musk wants to be number 1.  When a CEO says he wants to buy out his company for $400+ per…

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$TSLA making some volatile moves

  I don’t know if it is a conscious thing or not but Elon Musk might be the second most influential Tweeter on the planet save for the current President.  Maybe Musk wants to be number 1.  When a CEO says he wants to buy out his company for $400+ per share he is squeezing…

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Volatility is dead, Long Live Volatility

Volatility is dead, Long Live Volatility With yet another ugly open as the USA weighs big tariffs on China, I noticed two things.  The selloff HERE was tepid and Chinese stocks did not do well.  If you follow the $FXI, it was down over 1.25% in a week that saw little happiness for that ETF. …

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$AAPL is going to 1Trillion dollars

$AAPL is going to 1Trillion dollars   I don’t mean the share price.  I mean the market cap.  Alright I know that is not a stretch at this point but it is still very impressive.  The last time I remember a stock and a billion dollar market cap possible it was $MSFT in 2000 and…

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VIX is bit worried about the QQQ and AAPL

VIX is a bit worried about the QQQ   $QQQ had another down day today as the selloff in the big tech names is still moving with decent force.  The old days of 180+ $QQQ are in the review window at least until $AAPL reports this week.  I think that is where the vol is…

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