Trading A Presidential Impeachment: Brazil Edition

Trading A Presidential Impeachment: Brazil Edition Well it finally happened. Brazil impeached President Dilma Rousseff. Sort of. Technically, the Senate voted to move forward with the impeachment process, which means Rousseff will stand trial on charges she conspired to cook the fiscal books in 2014. Meanwhile, VP Michel Temer will govern. He’s expected to announce…

TLT Stock

TLT Stock Is the Bond bubble ready to burst? Tonight I'm putting all TheoTrade subscribers I notice that I'm starting to set up a long term short position in TLT stock. TLT, is the ETF that tracks the long term bonds the best. Make sure you watch this video to learn how I plan to…

Einsteinian Insanity: Media, “Experts” Say Central Banks Should Buy (More) Stocks

Einsteinian Insanity: Media, “Experts” Say Central Banks Should Buy (More) Stocks Earlier today, I touched on the fact that the BoJ and the ECB have largely failed to rekindle the inflationary impulse in their respective economies. And it’s not for lack of trying. Haruhiko Kuroda is monetizing the entirety of gross JGB issuance, imperiling liquidity…

It’s Good To Be King (Dollar) - Or Is It?

It’s Good To Be King (Dollar) - Or Is It? Heavy is the head that wears the crown. It’s good to be king. Asked to choose which of those old adages best describes how it feels to control the fate of the world’s reserve currency (“king dollar”) in a time of intractable currency wars and…

GOOGL Options Trading Strategy

GOOGL Options Trading Strategy What GOOGL options trading strategy to use now? After earnings GOOGL slammed down 80 points. The rally leaves a lot to be desired. Here's the options trading strategy I'm looking to set up on GOOGL tomorrow.

Top Three Lessons for Options and Dividends for 2016

Top Three Lessons for Options and Dividends for 2016 Doc Severson, TheoTrade.com Yes, I know what you’re thinking - DIVIDENDS?!! Aren’t they for the retiree who watched “Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser” and listened to his broker’s advice to “hold for the long run?” Well, in this world of ZIRP (zero interest rate percent)…

Here Come The Big Boys: Wells Fargo Kicks P2P Lenders While They’re Down

Here Come The Big Boys: Wells Fargo Kicks P2P Lenders While They’re Down Earlier today, we said the following about marketplace lenders (the politically correct name for P2P, or online lending):   “Coming full circle, it’s worth noting that even from the start this business was a risky proposition. These online intermediaries are comparatively inexperienced…

Does The Disaster At LendingClub Foretell The Demise Of Marketplace Lending?

Does The Disaster At LendingClub Foretell The Demise Of Marketplace Lending? Monday was one horrendous session for P2P powerhouse LendingClub. Shares fell by more than a third to close at just $4.62 following revelations that CEO Renaud Laplanche - who WSJ reminds us is the “telegenic French entrepreneur who argued that the Internet would upend…

Markets Search for Next Catalyst

Markets Search for Next Catalyst On the surface it looked like a quiet day for stocks. However, other markets like gold and oil were selling off. Is gold and oil trying to give us a heads up as to the stock markets next move? Let's look at all the key markets to see where they…

Are We About To Witness A Reinvigorated Hunt For Yield? One Bank Says Yes

Are We About To Witness A Reinvigorated Hunt For Yield? One Bank Says Yes Last summer, Carl Icahn had a bit of “good natured” fun at Larry Fink’s expense at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference.   BlackRock, Icahn told Fink, is a “dangerous company.” The billionaire’s contention, in a nutshell, is that BlackRock is pyramiding systemic…