Is SKEW Good For You?

Stocks slipped again, as the Dow Industrial Average fell for a 5th straight day, down about 300 points from all-time highs reached two-weeks ago (1/6) and at 6-week lows heading into tomorrow’s Presidential inauguration. Today marked another round of positive economic data with jobless claims plunging and housing data rising. The dollar rebounded on the…

The reality of earnings and a quiet market

Treasuries slumped, as bond yields surged sharply to the upside for the 10-year to around 2.42%. The tech heavy NASDAQ rebounded after posting its worst performance of the year yesterday (falling from record highs reached last Friday) amid a jump in semiconductors and ahead of NFLX earnings. All eyes on the European Central Bank tomorrow…

Financials Take the Hit From Dollar Comments

Stocks opened in negative territory, losing steam throughout the session ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings. Equities fell on Brexit commentary from UK Prime Minister Theresa May and on a plunging U.S. dollar after Trump talked tough amid the recent strength. The dollar fell after an interview with The Wall Street Journal late…

Buy Volatility in the Zombie Markets

Stocks posted small gains on Friday and remain near record all-time levels heading into the start of earnings season next week. Financial earnings grabbed the headlines and were mixed, but still posted solid returns, led by a jump in regionals. Large cap banks rallied as well as JPM posted solid returns, while BAC and WFC…

ATR a Leading Signal for Potential Pullback

Can’t keep this market down! Even though major U.S. averages ended lower on the day, as the NASDAQ ended its 7-day win streak (and 4-day streak of consecutive all-time highs), markets finished well off their earlier lows as investors continue to take advantage of any opportunity to add to positions on the slightest pullback. In…

Placing a Trade in the Emerging Markets ETF

The Nasdaq managed a 4th consecutive record close despite the bumpy ride in biotech following comments from Donald Trump on pricing. Oil prices recovered after two days of hefty declines, despite bearish weekly inventory data. The story of the day was Donald Trump, holding his first press conference since July 2016, targeted drug pricing, sending…

Shell Game until Next Catalyst

Stocks ended mixed for a second straight session, as the Nasdaq posted its 3rd straight record close (and up a 6th straight day), but the Dow Industrials slipped again as its race to 20,000 failed. All eyes will be on the banking sector this week, when JPM, WFC, BAC headline the start of earnings season…

Asset Rotation like a Game of Musical Chairs

Stocks ended mixed today as the asset rotation game continues to play out. Today's game of musical chairs saw energy stocks leading the declines amid a pullback in oil prices (nearly 4%). Also, financials pulled back ahead of big earnings this week from banks JPM, WFC, BAC (on Friday). The Nasdaq hit a new all…

With Markets Near All-Time Highs the Russell Stalls

In this extended weekend video join Don Kaufman as he explains current market correlations and the opportunities in the market next week. Included in the video is the only selling premium strategy that is working...

Premium Cheap for the Landmines Ahead

In tonight's video we will review the technical landmines facing the market. At the same time options premium is at an historic low. In 2017 those that have a trading system will have the advantage. Join Doc Severson for the "Plan or Get Slaughtered" class and get help building your own trading system from a…

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