Tag: VIX

  • OptionPundit Interview: Author and Investor Jeff Augen

    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 futures options.  He is author…

  • How to Trade Fear

    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 think everything seems to be…

  • What Exactly is Option Trading?

    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 your saw. With this post…

  • How to Play Next “Black Swan” Bear Leg

    Which side are you at? Bull or Bear? Based on the current market sentiments, general bullish bias, feeling of missing last up leg and given that every indicator is screaming buy buy buy, chances are that you are on the Bull’s side. If so, there is not much point reading this post any further. There…

  • Panic Before Everyone Else Does

    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 at OptionPundit. We are close…

  • DOW, S&P, Nasdaq All Up

    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 it to the lagging sectors.…