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Make A Play on ​The VIX/VXV Relationship

Make A Play on ​The VIX/VXV Relationship

The US equity market has some external forces (QE forever from the Fed, for example) that can distort the true climate of the market.  One thing that I have adapted from this skewed climate is to look at the time structure of the VIX.  Specifically, I look at the relationship between the one-month S&P volatility index (VIX) and three-month S&P volatility index (VXV).  When the VXV...

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How Traders Are Betting Against Tech Stocks

How Traders Are Betting Against Tech Stocks

Leading the sell-off of the major U.S. equity indices on March 25th was the NASDAQ, and, more specifically, it was the semiconductor stocks. The Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF dropped nearly 5% on more than three times the average daily volume. For the week, the semiconductor ETF is off by more than 6%, which may lead you to believe that this is overblown and has probably run its course....

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NASDAQ – Happy Days Are Here Again

NASDAQ – Happy Days Are Here Again

Happy days are here again for NASDAQ bulls, as the composite tech index hit a new all-time high yesterday and traded at its highest level since March of 2000.  PowerShares QQQ (QQQ, $108.71) is part of that happiness, as it has offered steady growth in recent years - the ETF rose by nearly 18% in 2014, and is already up over 5% year to date.  So what is driving this tech optimism, and is...

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Da Bears Are Getting Crushed

Da Bears Are Getting Crushed

With the market heading higher, and with no sign of exhaustion yet from the bulls, we do not have a reason to think anything but long. We had five consecutive positive, power-filled days for the PowerShares QQQ Trust (ETF) last week with new highs each day and the bulls still going strong into the end of the month with nine consecutive green bars on the daily chart.  Moving forward, we see...

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SPX- What To Expect Next

SPX- What To Expect Next

From the Sentiment Timing Newsletter by Woody Dorsey …  Stocks continued their “slow motion breakout” as expected. The 97% Bullish on 2/17 indicated an excess of optimism and signaled the potential for indigestion. Indeed, the market went nowhere for several days so, “there was no trading edge.”  This illustrates the difference between Qualitative Time vs. Quantitative Time. My timing...

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Why European Financials (EUFN) Is Undervalued And Poised To Rise

Why European Financials (EUFN) Is Undervalued And Poised To Rise

EUFN is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the MSCI European Financials Index, an index consisting of developed market equities in the European financial sector. With $374 million in assets and a 3-month average daily volume of 275,000 shares, EUFN has significant liquidity and provides a cost-effective way to gain exposure to financial companies in the European developed markets....

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Weekly Preview: SPX Looking For Confirmation

Weekly Preview: SPX Looking For Confirmation

Last Week The S&P 500 cash index (SPX) closed at 2096.99 last Friday, up 41.52 points for a net weekly gain of 2%, continuing a strong rally from the beginning of the month. The large-cap index has broken out of a medium-term range-bound pattern that extends back to November, 2014. What we're looking for now is confirmation that the break-out is real, and not the kind of nasty head-fake...

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The Week Ahead For The QQQ And The Spy

The Week Ahead For The QQQ And The Spy

Last week the market got back to 2014 levels with big gains for all major market indices. The S&P 500 was up 2%, the DJIA up close to 1%,  and the latter tested the 18,000 area for the first time since last year. Oil prices bottomed and started to climb. The question is: Will the market continue higher? A look at the major market indices might give us a clue as to where the market will...

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Oil, QE, Europe, And ETFs

Oil, QE, Europe, And ETFs

It is difficult to watch the market day in and day out and not pay attention to the plight of oil. This reality kindles in me a spark of compunction, a sense of regret that I, writing daily about the market movement, am compelled to write about oil. Actually, my reality is such that I must write about not only oil, but the other headlines that might, or might not, actually be the underlying...

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SPX: A Touching Demonstration Of Misplaced Faith

SPX: A Touching Demonstration Of Misplaced Faith

Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."                                                            – Alice in Wonderland. Maybe it is a...

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For Phase I of Markets re-design, we are introducing simple OHLC bar charts with a volume histogram.

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