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OptionPundit Interview: Author and Investor Jeff Augen

July 11, 2011

Jeff Augen, currently a private investor and writer, has spent more than a decade building a unique intellectual property portfolio of algorithms and software for technical analysis of derivatives prices. His work includes more than one million lines of computer code reflecting powerful new strategies for trading equity, index, and…

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July 11, 2011

How to Trade Fear

April 20, 2011

So you have been watching this “interesting” stock market. One day down, next day up and in the end you don’t seem to find any “wealth effect” in your stock portfolio. And then there is this marvelous VIX, Uncle Ben’s bullish notes about subdued inflation, bullish economic data and you…

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April 20, 2011

What Exactly is Option Trading?

April 17, 2010

A Fascinating Friday ! That’s how I can think about Market’s action on Friday. Option trading is not only about attending a seminar, do some paper trades, get some winning trades and the stage is set. It is also about constantly evolving your own trading style and continue to sharpen…

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April 17, 2010

Panic Before Everyone Else Does

February 20, 2009

I have tried my best to warn OP readers of the upcoming storm, over and over again starting from November 2007. Fun fact, this is what I wrote then- But hey, if you do get a bearish market, then don’t forget to mention that you were told first hand here…

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February 20, 2009

DOW, S&P, Nasdaq All Up

October 16, 2008

The Dow increased 4.7% closing at 8979.26, the Nasdaq was up 5.5% to finish at 1717.71, and the S&P was up 4.3% to finish at 946.43. Leading sectors Coal and Consumable Fuels +13.3%, Education Services 13.2%, Steel 13.1%, Oil and Gas Exploration 12.1%, Gas Utilities 11.4%. Gold will surely make…

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October 16, 2008

A Terrible, and A Fantastic Week

October 5, 2008

It was a terrible week for U.S. stocks and equally for almost every major stock markets worldwide. The Dow fell 157.47 points, or 1.5%, on Friday to close at 10,325.38, racking up a 7.3% drop for the week. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 29.33 points, or 1.5%, on Friday to close at…

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October 5, 2008

The Monkey Friday

September 19, 2008

Here we go again. A new secert recipe from Mr Paulson and company for pumping-up the markets. If I were to simplify this, it is like this ” Here is the garbage bin, you throw all garbage in this, we’ll pay you for this garbage and later we’ll sell this garbage…

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September 19, 2008

Is It a Bear Market or a Bull Market?

August 26, 2008

What kind of market we are facing these days? One day it is up, but to give-up all the gains next day. 200-300points daily move seems like a norm for Dow Industrial. It is a good market for directional players, yet it is a bad market for directional player. Delta…

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August 26, 2008

Where Are We Heading Now?

June 29, 2008

Tough Markets, the worst June for Dow since the great depression of early 30s. The Dow is down nearly 9.5%, S&P500 nearly 8%, RUT nearly 5.5% and Nasdaq nearly 7.5% for the month of June so far and we still have one more trading day left. Dow Jones industrial average…

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June 29, 2008
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