Tag: Hedging

A Deceptively Easy Way To Make 133% Profits From Higher Interest Rates

| December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Deceptively Easy Way To Make 133% Profits From Higher Interest Rates

Despite all the headlines about the upcoming trade summit with China, it’s interest rate expectations that are more likely driving the financial markets. Yes, a trade war with China is bad for both countries (and the global economy) and a resolution would certainly be good news for stocks. However, from a global perspective, interest rate […]

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Putting Bonds On Warning?

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
Putting Bonds On Warning?

There’s no question that the market continues a tight tug of war between risk aversion and risk appetite. On one hand, the bulls stress the value of equities and oppose the extreme levels of negativity toward them.  By almost every measure, they’re cheap relative to the alternatives. On the other hand, we’ve all heard the […]

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The Secret Between Trading Options And Gambling?

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Secret Between Trading Options And Gambling?

In Chicago, home to the CBOE, many people do know who an option trader is.  But that’s clearly not the case in other parts of the country. There are many traders and investors alike that believe an option trader is no different than a poker player. Let me say that some of you will immediately […]

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Stay Away From This Volatility Play

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Stay Away From This Volatility Play

With the S&P 500 whipsawing these days, you can’t turn on any TV business program without hearing about volatility.  Anchors are talking about how it’s on the rise and next, how it’s falling. They also relentlessly talk about how being long volatility is the ideal stock portfolio diversification and hedge.  Many investors have been looking […]

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Do You Repair Or Do You Hedge Your Stock Position?

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Do You Repair Or Do You Hedge Your Stock Position?

I’ve recently mentioned 1,310 on the S&P 500 as a level to watch. Now my focus is simply on 1,300 and if it can hold that level. Again today is another gap up day with immediate weakness. Yesterday, the S&P 500 stabilized for a bit in early trading with 1,317 as the trading area.   But […]

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