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Trading The VIX

I was just asked the following questions & figured that my response was worth sharing: Q: What's your opinion on trading VIX? I'm looking at TVIX, which is 2x VIX, currently pretty low at $8.30s. I was wondering if it follows the same charting principles and indicators as normal ETFs? A: Let me begin by answering the latter [...]

Oct 9, 2015 10:54am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis, Trading Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Trading The VIX

Volatility Scenarios Continue to Play Out

Since the June 2nd Volatility Likely to Spike post, the $VIX has climbed as high as 40% following the breakout of the R1 level & is currently trading about 30% higher following the expected backtest of that broken resistance level. If the scenarios posted here on June 15th (also shown below) continue to play out, [...]

Jul 7, 2015 11:01am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Volatility Scenarios Continue to Play Out

$VIX $VXN Volatility Index Targets

As a follow-up to the June 2nd Volatility Likely To Spike post, here are a few salient technical levels to watch for on the $VIX (CBOE Market Volatility Index) and the $VXN (CBOE Nasdaq Volatility Index). Note how the scenarios drawn on these volatility indices are in synchronicity (volatility trades inverse to stock prices) with [...]

Jun 15, 2015 10:43am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , |Comments Off on $VIX $VXN Volatility Index Targets

Volatility Likely to Spike Soon

For nearly a month, this market has going basically nowhere in a choppy, nearly impossible to trade sideways range. However, large unidirectional moves typically follow such sideways consolidation & the charts continue to point to that next major direction being to the downside. SPY 15 minute June 2nd   Back on April 27th, [...]

Jun 2, 2015 10:15am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Volatility Likely to Spike Soon
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