Author: Jay Soloff

Make Money On A Big Move In Oil – In Either Direction

Make Money On A Big Move In Oil – In Either Direction

With all the coverage of how the stock market is reacting to mid-term elections and the most recent Fed statement on interest rates, it’s easy to forget about oil. The fact is, crude oil prices have moved quite a bit over the last couple months without garnering a lot of attention from investors. The United […]

A Quick Way to Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

A Quick Way to Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

Despite the volatility and heavy stock selling in October, many analysts are expecting the remainder of 2018 to be bullish. The S&P 500 was only up 3% year-to-date after the October bloodbath (prior to mid-term elections), so it stands to reason that stocks are more likely to go up in the final two months of […]

A strong, triumphant bull atop a pile of coins, signifying an optimistic or bullish foreign currency (forex) market.

Is It Time To Get Bullish On Stocks?

October was a volatile month for stocks and many investors are probably hoping November approaches something closer to normal conditions. While market volatility may be helpful to active traders, it generally is not what long-term investors like to see. Keep in mind, most people (and funds) own stocks and count on the market going up […]

Earn Income While Holding Oil

Earn Income While Holding Oil

Most of the financial media discussion around the recent bout of volatility in the stock market has been centered around higher interest rates. The prospect of rate increases is certainly a big factor in declining stock prices the last couple weeks.  However, what’s been somewhat flying under the radar is the increase in oil prices. […]

An Easy Trade to Make Money From Recent Market Turmoil

An Easy Trade to Make Money From Recent Market Turmoil

Trading market volatility can very profitable because it tends to be more predictable than picking market direction. Yet, volatility trading can also be risky because of its tendency to make big moves on very short notice. Both February and October of 2018 are good examples of this scenario playing out. Still, one volatility behavior you […]

A Quick Way to Make 488% on The Resurgence In Volatility

A Quick Way to Make 488% on The Resurgence In Volatility

It seemed like we were in for a quiet October. The Fed made its expected rate increase and didn’t have any other surprises in its FOMC statement from September. There isn’t another FOMC meeting until November. Mid-term elections will certainly be big news but also aren’t until November. All the ingredients were there for an […]

Lieutenant Col. Robert Glover, director of the Al Qaim regional Civil-Military Operations Center, counts out the money in a condolence payment to an Iraqi citizen whose home was damaged in a mortar attack. The CMOC is a function of 6th Civil Affairs Group in Husaybah, Iraq.

A Cheap and Quick Trade To Get Long Volatility

2018 has been one of the more interesting years lately in terms of market volatility.  We’ve had a chance to see both ends of the volatility spectrum – ultra-low volatility and a financial-crisis like spike in the VIX.  It’s not often that both sides of the scale are in play in the same 12-month period. […]