Rally On For Now

The stock market rally continued Thursday. It feels like a big correction is happening because every index isn’t hitting new all-time highs (only the Dow hit a new high). Making up for this, Bitcoin is hitting a new all-time high. There was a CNBC article today explaining how this may be bullish for stocks. Anything…

A Change in Character Under the Hood

Stocks off all time highs today. In tonight's video we look under the hood to see if there was a change in character in the market. Last week we discussed how a weak opening was bought throughout the day. Today we saw something different with a strong opening being sold throughout the day. Is this…

French Election: Bayrou Endorses Macron

The French election is like a combination of the GOP primary and the general election because there are many candidates and it has the pressure of a general election. I will provide update articles whenever the election shifts. It seems like it is shifting by the minute which means I have more to discuss. The…

Fed Minutes- No Change In Policy

Wednesday the Fed released its Minutes which is the Fed’s updated view of various markets, the economy, and its thoughts on the possibility of rate hikes or cuts. Lately the Fed hasn’t been in focus nearly as much as it once was. Ever since Alan Greenspan, who was described as the ‘maestro’, the Fed has…

Strategy for Low Volatility Market

A very quiet sideways day with the FOMC minutes barely even to get any life out of the market. That sucking sound you hear is the volatility being sucked out of the market. Not only is volatility near all time lows, but this one of the longest stretches of volatility this low that we have…

Le Pen Gaining Ground

The equities market is in such a hyper bullish mode, it is no longer a surprise to see the Nasdaq, S&P 500, Dow, New York Stock Exchange, and Russell 2000 all hitting all-time closing highs simultaneously. Amazon, Apple, and Goldman Sachs also all hit new all-time highs. Even with this broad-based rally, the VIX was…

Three Thoughts on This Rally and How I'm Trading Now

You may or may not be sick of hearing - stocks hit all time highs yet again today. In tonight's video I want to give you three thoughts on this rally and how I'm trading now...  

Is Market Euphoria Finally Here?

Euphoria is tough to respond to as an investor. A cursory look at the market in times of enhanced excitement would make you think euphoria is great because the market is going up. Anyone who is long the market is making a boat load of money regardless of what stocks he/she owns. When optimism is…

Political Risks Facing Equities (Le Pen & Debt Ceiling)

In this article, I will review the political risks facing the market. The two most pressing issues facing the market are the French presidential election and the potential issues surrounding the debt ceiling in America. Both have the potential to cause volatility in the equities market if they turn out to have unforeseen outcomes. The…

Strategies for This Market - When Low Volatility Meets High Skew

All of the major indexes closed the week slightly off all time highs. The low volatility and high SKEW has drained the options market of many of the most widely used strategies. In this extended weekend video let's review what volatility and SKEW is, why it's important, and look at the limited options strategies that…

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