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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 […]

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Rolled Your 401(k) Into A Self-Directed IRA? What Comes Next?

Today I can fess up to a secret… Lou Betancourt, founder and president of Street Authority contacted me. I was flattered when someone as highly respected as Lou asked for permission to publish some of our articles. Street Authority has several subscription investment publications and a mailing list 100+ times bigger than our little publication. […]

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. […]

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Investors Beware Of Central Bank Deception!

Chuck Butler’s recent Dow Theory Letter article (behind paywall), “Central Bank Frustrations” was an eye-opener. Chuck removes any illusions about “trusting” central bankers. He quotes former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke: “Given the fundamental factors in place that should support the demand for housing, we believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader […]

Wall Street Ignores Corporate Earnings Deception – Don’t Get Burned!

Wall Street Ignores Corporate Earnings Deception – Don’t Get Burned!

Diogenes would have a tough time finding an honest man announcing corporate earnings. In my article, Pepsi-Cola Hits The Spot?, I outlined how Pepsi trumpeted sales and profit increases, yet both actually declined. Investors have a difficult challenge managing their life savings dealing with phony, deceptive data. Corporate America blares misleading headline numbers hoping to drive […]