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U.S. Equities Update: Investors Shrug Off Inflation Concerns

The equity market rallied for the second week in a row last week with the S&P 500 Index gaining more than 50 basis points....
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How To Trade A Poor Man’s Covered Call

Most traders worth their salt have used, or at least heard of covered calls. Covered calls are really easy to implement and are a proven...
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Using Cash Secured Puts To Pick Up Stocks For Less

Getting paid while you wait, I like the sound of that. A cash secured put is a conservative options strategy that can be used to...
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Investor Sentiment Update and Outlook: 5 Charts

The much awaited and widely predicted correction (that no one really ended up predicting) has turned 2 weeks old now, and driven the S&P...
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Stock Market Trends Review & Outlook (Week 7 / 2018)

THE BIG PICTURE Investors are operating in a volatile stock market climate for the first time in many months. And the reality of a stock...
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Intermarket Chart Attack: Not Done

This is an Intermarket Analysis chart review that I provided to my fishing club members this past weekend which graphically represents relationships (strong and weak) that can...
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Chart Spotlight: Volatility Sinks To Start 2018

Investors read a lot about the persistence of low volatility in the markets throughout 2017. And just 3 trading days into 2018 and volatility is...
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SKEW Index Continues To Diverge From VIX Index

The story of volatility has been very one-sided of late. There’s been low volatility despite various geopolitical headlines which in the past would have...
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Options Trade Idea: $TLT Treasury ETF Credit Call Spread

Last Wednesday, iShares 20+ year Treasury bond ETF (TLT) got rejected at the underside of a broken trend line from March this year.  The...

Volatility Metrics Calling For A Breather For Stocks

Major U.S. stock market indices rallied to fresh new highs last week.  Even small-caps, which until recently had been lagging their large-cap brethren, joined...

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