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Make Money While Waiting For Volatility To Fall

Make Money While Waiting For Volatility To Fall

For the last several weeks, every time it seemed the market was ready to rally, something happened to send it back down. The biggest concerns lately centered on the potential trade war brewing between China and the U.S. It appears that most companies have no desire to get involved with a battle of escalting tariffs. […]

Make 150% When The Markets Calm Down

Make 150% When The Markets Calm Down

Well this past week has certainly been interesting.  After a pretty terrible week for stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down 5% for the year and the S&P 500 is down about 3%.  This certainly isn’t the year most investors expected, especially after the market reacted so positively to the reduction in corporate […]

How to Generate Explosive Returns in the Financial Sector

How to Generate Explosive Returns in the Financial Sector

After the February 5th market meltdown, there hasn’t been any real consensus on what’s next for the financial markets. There are some who think stocks are in store for another correction. Others think this is the start of yet another huge rally. Regarding volatility, opinions are also mixed. Is the spike in the VIX a […]

How To Make 150% Returns Off Of Higher Interest Rates

How To Make 150% Returns Off Of Higher Interest Rates

After a year of mostly moving higher, with barely any volatility to speak of, we’re finally seeing a shift in the financial markets. It’s not just stocks – bonds, commodities, and currencies are also moving into new territories. Of course, much of the change is due to the expected change in interest rates and inflation […]

Protecting Against Downside Risk As Retail Stock Report Earnings

Protecting Against Downside Risk As Retail Stock Report Earnings

The increase in market volatility the past couple weeks is helping to reawaken interest in hedging with options. More specifically, I’m seeing a lot more downside protection trades in the options market than before the correction at the beginning of February. Investors have quickly remembered that stocks can move really fast when things get hairy. […]

How to Earn 200% Trading Volatility

How to Earn 200% Trading Volatility

For options traders, the recent massive spike in volatility has mostly been a welcome change. It’s much easier to trade options for profit when volatility is high – assuming it comes back down at some point. This past week has been a near ideal environment for options traders, especially those who like to sell options. […]

How To Make Money On The Huge Spike In Volatility

How To Make Money On The Huge Spike In Volatility

What a difference a week makes. That’s both the beauty and danger of the financial markets. They largely generate wealth over time, but will occasionally remind you that they can take it all away at any time. At the time of this writing, the S&P 500 had dropped 10% from its highs, which puts the […]

Make Over 200% On This Volatility Trade Nobody Expected

Make Over 200% On This Volatility Trade Nobody Expected

There’s a famous Monty Python skit from the 70’s where, out of nowhere, three men dressed up like medieval Catholic priests jump into a room shouting “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”. Of course it was very much in line with the sort of random and absurd humor Monty Python is famous for. I tend to […]

Make This Trade For a Big Move in Tech

Make This Trade For a Big Move in Tech

Many of the most heavily traded stocks these days are tech stocks. For many traders and investors, technology stocks are the way to go because they often move faster (and farther) than other sectors. Tech products also tend to be more exciting than other products, especially because they could potentially disrupt an entire sector or […]