Volatility

Stocks to Buy When the Bull Market Fizzles Out

Stocks to Buy When the Bull Market Fizzles Out

Just over a year ago, the U.S. stock market bottomed out following a pandemic-triggered economic shutdown. From the trough, the major stock indexes marched steadily higher. In the 12 months following the bottom, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) gained 77%. The Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ), which tracks the Nasdaq 100 stock index, is up […]

Using Options To Protect The Downside In ARKK

Using Options To Protect The Downside In ARKK

Almost any trading or investment strategy can be improved with options. This may seem like a controversial statement, but it very much depends on how you define “improved.” While many would assume “improved” means the ability to produce higher returns, I believe it means the ability to generate more stable returns. In other words, options […]

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Why Are Investors Focused on Bonds?

After what had been mostly smooth sailing for the month of February, the markets have been a lot more volatile in March. In particular, the bond market has been quite active for the first time in a while. Moreover, bond market volatility appears to be spilling over into stocks. Thirty-year bond prices are down more […]

Finding Security Through Implied Volatility

Finding Security Through Implied Volatility

An examination of implied volatility as it applies to the recent GME rally and crash. 82% winners from options? (many thought impossible)If you’re used to losing money with options… listen up. There’s a way to flip options on their end and win 82% of the time… and win thousands every 11 days. We’re doing this […]

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GME: A Lesson in How A Short Squeeze Works

If you watch financial news, you are probably aware of the short squeeze initiated by retail traders that drove share prices of stocks like GameStop Corp. (GME) up more than 800% in a few days. It was the biggest story last week. I do not think the news reporters did a very good job explaining […]

Looking at Market Risks for 2021

Looking at Market Risks for 2021

To watch today’s Serge Berger Weekly options trade please click the video button. 11 days to an income for lifeImagine every 11 days you’re telling your spouse “Hey honey, it’s time to collect our cash.” Like a well you draw cash from again and again every 11 days.Sounds nuts, but we’ve been doing it for […]

What is Volatility Predicting for the Stock Market?

What is Volatility Predicting for the Stock Market?

Stock market volatility is arguably one of the most misunderstood concepts in investing but can be an extremely important technical tool when it is used to analyze the stock market. To start, volatility is often referred to as the fear gauge, and the range of price change the stock market can experience over a given […]

Will Market Volatility Return This Year?

Will Market Volatility Return This Year?

2020 is in the rearview mirror, and I think we can all agree that it’s a good thing. While last year was certainly interesting for investors, I don’t think anyone wants to relive the other parts of 2020. The year is, of course, marked by the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But let’s not forget […]

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Will SNAP Continue To Defy Gravity?

Earnings season has pretty much been a non-event this year, with investors entirely focused on the election and the COVID-19 pandemic. The week leading up to the election has been extremely volatile, and you could indeed be forgiven for not realizing earnings are still rolling out. The thing is, what may have been overlooked with […]

MSTB: A Better Way to Get Broad Stock Exposure and Beat SPY

MSTB: A Better Way to Get Broad Stock Exposure and Beat SPY

One of the more intriguing current trends in U.S. investing is the growing number of strategic ETFs that have become available to investors. Index investors have typically used ETFs like SPY to capture the action of the broader market. However strategic ETFs represent or emulate an entire trading strategy, rather than just tracking an index […]