Symmetry In The VIX Means One Thing

Last week everyone made notice of one thing: The market was down. The smarter traders noticed something else: the VIX was down. Generally when the market is down and the VIX is down at the same time, that tends to be bullish. However,  things are a little different this time around.   Why? Because we just…

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How To Look At Gold Options

One of my favorite things to do with my 4 year old son is to read books.   Currently, our favorite one to share happens to be MY favorite book from when I was his age:   Richard Scarry’s,  “Cars and Trucks and Things That Go”. While we like reading the book, the real fun is in…

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I Love Following Order Flow

Hey friend! Being married to Big Blonde Hair has its upside, namely I know all about what is working in retail.   This is part of the reason I love following order flow in some of the retail names. If you haven’t heard of Tapestry Inc, you have certainly heard of their brands:  Coach,  Kate Spade, …

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The Market is Hiding Risk

When the market is going bananas sometimes the VIX does not make a lot of sense. Take yesterday, with the S&P 500 down 95 points, about 3%, the VIX was only up .71! Given the giant move in the SPX, one might assume that VIX would be up way more.   The risk is there, it’s…

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