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After 20 years in the retail and consumer goods sector, I became a research analyst and market strategist for Capital Ladder Advisory Group. Since 2011, I have published some 400+ articles surrounding mainstream retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, ... more

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Alphabet Beats Estimates Handily, But Investors Focused On A 3% 10-Year Treasury Yield: Trade On!
Yesterday’s market action and swings from positive territory to negative territory to largely flat territory came as a reaction to the 10-year Treasury yield traveling higher.
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Equities Search For A Catalyst: Trading What Is In Front Of You
Although the month of April is finding equities moving higher thus far, it would appear that the tug-of-war between equities and bonds will persist through much of 2018.
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Monthly Retail Sales Surge, As Expected And Positioned For
U.S. monthly retail sales reversed a 3-month trend of negative MoM results during the month of March as reported yesterday.
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Retail Sales & Earnings Season Highlight An Expected Turbulent Week For Markets
Closing out the 1st week of earnings season found the major averages higher last week. In the wake of earnings results from Citigroup, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase, however, investors found the earnings reports to be a sell the news type of event.
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Investors Attempt To Focus On Earnings Season Despite Geopolitical Tensions
The trading environment post market correction has been muddied by various geopolitical headlines, bucking the trend from previous years during the economic expansion and bull market cycle.
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Equities Search For End Of Quarter Favor As Trade War Rhetoric Fades
If you’re just waking up to seeing U.S. equity futures up by more than 1%, you’re likely in a better mood than last week, when markets ended the week with the major averages down more than 1 percent.
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Short Volatility Strategies And A Word Of Caution
5 months ago

Thank you Jim!! Enjoy the holidays and many blessings to you and yours!

Short Volatility Strategies And A Word Of Caution
5 months ago

Well said Barry and thank you for taking the time to read the article!

Short Volatility Strategies And A Word Of Caution
5 months ago

StockTwits is definitely an interesting place. It can be both beneficial and dangerous at the same time. It really depends on the involvement of the participation and the expectations. Thank you for your participation Dave and reading my material! Have a great Holiday season and be well!

S&P 500 Is Up Some 15% In 2017, But Most Investors Have Lagged That Performance
6 months ago

Thanks for reading Jim and I will follow up via email. Sorry to see the damage to the back of your house.

New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
6 months ago

Thank you Nicholas! Yes and many detractors actually feed the trade more than they understand it to be.

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, SVXY, XIV, VIX, SPY, TGT, M, INTC, AAPL
Are We Shorting Volatility And How
7 months ago

Return on invest capital or ROIC is the amount of return on the invested capital, not the total return. But inclusive of the other portions of the portfolio I've also done quite well i.e many trades in TGT, FIT, TWTR ownership of FB, INTC, MSFT and a few others that are up nicely.

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, VIX
Shorting Volatility Affords Multiple Opportunities
7 months ago

So the way I view contango on a percentage basis regarding low-high contango is: Contango below 5 is low, no need to add positions LT but can scalp w/bit more risk. 5% contango edges near high contango and is what I refer to as the chop zone. above 5% contango is high contango where short risk is lesser and can perform daily scalps.10% & ^ is high contango whereby one can consider adding longer-term short positions. It's not a hard and fast formula but it has a good efficacy.

New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
7 months ago

Thank you for reading gentlemen, have fans and detractors, comes with the territory especially when you're kind of an open book. Best of luck and profits to you!

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, SVXY, XIV, VIX, SPY, TGT, M, INTC, AAPL
New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
7 months ago

Thank you for reading Jon and have a great trading week. We should have some VOL to participate with.

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, SVXY, XIV, VIX, SPY, TGT, M, INTC, AAPL
UVXY Reverse Split Ahead: How To Position When Volatility Spikes
7 months ago

Most welcome, glad you found it informative!

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VIX, COST
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AAPL Apple Inc.
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
FEYE FireEye, Inc.
FIT Fitbit, Inc.
JCP J.C. Penney Company Inc.
M Macy's Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
SODA SodaStream International Ltd.
TGT Target Corporation
UVXY PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II
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The VIX or volatility doesn’t die nor does it have the ability to die, but rather it expresses an ability for a market or markets to mature past the point of greatest fears and from the events that cause fear to have taken place.

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