Monday, July 30, 2021

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Bonds Nears Turning Point As Retail Investors Pile In

Shorting is a game that should be played with caution, however, if done at the right time can pay off handsomely. Generally, this is done when I see something that’s so drastically overvalued that I can’t resist.

Apple AAPL S/R after miss

Apple AAPL S/R after miss

24JUL12Been a few weeks since I’ve charted Apple AAPL.  No bias or positions here, just charting it since it missed its earnings and since its swings usually have some kind of impact on the S&P.  Right side is the 4hr with support/resista…

S&P Futures week of 22JUL12

S&P Futures week of 22JUL12

21JUL12The below chart is basically the same one I posted on Chart.ly yesterday before the close. To this point the retrace leg (down) on the 4hr hit the .786 fib twice.  1355 is the next level to test (.886, the donut), with the other two project…

Crazy VIX:VXV Ratio Chart

Crazy VIX:VXV Ratio Chart

There was a point in the history of VIX and More that I gave serious consideration to a regular feature in which I unveiled “Strange and Unusual Charts” that presumably had, apart from their novelty, the ability to shine some new light on at least …

Why VIX Puts Get Cheaper in More Distant Months

Why VIX Puts Get Cheaper in More Distant Months

Today I fielded several questions related to the valuation of VIX puts – a subject that can be a head-scratcher for even the most seasoned investors. The put matrix graphic below, courtesy of optionsXpress, shows bid-ask quotes for VIX puts from Jul…

Trading Options in CORN

Trading Options in CORN

I am firmly of the Jim Cramer school of thinking that believes, “There is always a bull market somewhere.” Of course, with the advent of inverse exchange-traded products ETPs), you can turn just about any bear market upside down and transform it in…

Exxon Mobil XOM

Exxon Mobil XOM

15JUL12Below is a 1hr/day chart on Exxon Mobil (XOM).  Caught my attention since it was getting close to the .886 fib (donut test).  Breach and good chance it’ll hit 1.27 ~87.21.  Rejection and it could be a bullish bat or crab pattern (…

S&P Futrues week of 15JUL12

S&P Futrues week of 15JUL12

15JUL12Below is a 4hr/day read on the S&P futures (ES_F).  The daily looks like a 3drives on its last leg (up) before a reversal.  1.27 ~1390 or 1.618 ~1409 would be the targets to complete this last leg up.  Note that a move past 13…

Rally Leaves Spanish Banks Behind

Rally Leaves Spanish Banks Behind

Stocks are firing on all cylinders today, with the S&P 500 index up more than 1.4% as I type this and most heat maps showing nothing but various shades of green. Even European stocks are strong today. With Europe’s exchanges closed for the weeken…

Guest Columnist at The Striking Price for Barron’s: How to Trade Options Around Volatile Events

Guest Columnist at The Striking Price for Barron’s: How to Trade Options Around Volatile Events

Once again I am happy to be able to pinch hit for Steve Sears and his The Striking Price column at Barron’s. In How to Trade Options Around Volatile Events, I expand on some of the thinking that I first laid out in 2008 in A Conceptual Framework for …

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