Futures

One Way To Trade Ultra-High Volatility

One Way To Trade Ultra-High Volatility

It’s not hyperbole to say that this is as crazy as the financial markets ever get. There may have been more shocking news items in 2008 (Lehman going bankrupt), but the huge daily swings we have seen in stocks and other asset classes are unprecedented. A market that has frequent, huge swings in prices is […]

This Anti-Virus Stock Will Keep Your Portfolio Clean

This Anti-Virus Stock Will Keep Your Portfolio Clean

The Only S&P 500 Stock Making a New High Monday was one of the worst days in stock market history. The Dow plunged over 2,000 points. It seemed like nothing could stop the selling. The whole world has become afraid of the coronavirus. It’s so serious that Ireland canceled St. Patrick’s Day. There’s even talk […]

The Yield Curves Strikes Again

The Yield Curves Strikes Again

The Futures Market Predicts the Fed Will Make a U-Turn Over the summer, the financial media went into a collective panic as the yield curve briefly inverted. By a yield curve inversion, I mean when short-term Treasury yields exceed that of long-term yields. Under normal circumstances, long-term yields are higher. Why is an inversion such […]

Are We Headed Back To A Low Volatility Market?

Are We Headed Back To A Low Volatility Market?

Both 2018 and 2019 have been characterized by periods of choppy markets and higher volatility. It’s been quite the change of pace from 2017, where it seemed like we would never experience market volatility ever again. Of course, nearly everything in the financial markets moves in cycles. Low periods of volatility will inevitably be followed […]

The Options Market Isn’t Sold On Higher Volatility

The Options Market Isn’t Sold On Higher Volatility

Let’s face it, investors and traders love selling volatility. Ever since volatility essentially become its own asset class, the investing world has loved to be short it. After all, selling volatility works out the vast majority of the time. However, the problem with being short volatility is that it can reverse in a hurry. When […]

Big Money Is Betting That The Markets Will Remain Calm

Big Money Is Betting That The Markets Will Remain Calm

The days of sub-10 VIX may be gone for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean traders have stopped betting against higher volatility. In fact, the short volatility trade seems like it may be returning with a vengeance. Well, let me step back a bit. The short volatility trade may be returning on the professional […]