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Long Volatility, Short XIV

XIV (Inverse VIX Short-term ETN) looks poised for a drop to at least the 96.61ish area on a break below this 60-minute bearish rising wedge pattern (~11% below current levels). Daily & 60-minute charts of XIV followed by the daily chart of the $VIX, unofficial trade idea. This scenario hinges [...]

2017-10-17T13:49:12+00:00Oct 17, 2017 1:49pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Long Volatility, Short XIV

Market & Trade Ideas Update (video)

Some of the things that I'm watching for in the stock market today as well as a few trade ideas that stand out right now. This video starts with a quick update on the broad markets via QQQ, SPY & IWM, followed by a look at the volatility indexes ($VXN [...]

2018-01-21T22:16:26+00:00Aug 23, 2017 10:07am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Market & Trade Ideas Update (video)

QQQ, SPY, IWM & $VIX Analysis (video)

The near & intermediate-term outlook for the stock market via QQQ (Nasdaq 100 ETF), SPY (S&P 500 ETF), IWM  (Russell 2000 Small Cap ETF) & MDY (Midcap 400 ETF) as well as analysis on the $VIX volatility index. Click the setting icon at the bottom right of the chart if [...]

2017-08-17T13:43:53+00:00Aug 17, 2017 1:38pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on QQQ, SPY, IWM & $VIX Analysis (video)

VIX, VXX & General Stock Market Analysis

As per the request for analysis on VXX from @lkeno in the trading room, my charts on both $VIX (spot VIX, CBOE Volatility Index) and VXX (iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN) are below. As the underperformance/tracking error of the volatility/VIX tracking ETNs are among the worst of just [...]

2017-05-26T11:36:09+00:00May 26, 2017 11:19am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments