VIX Options Volume Hits All-Time High As Stock Speculators Risk Record Amount On Continued Calm

A record 2.61 million options on the VIX traded on Monday, surpassing a previous peak reached in August. Shockingly, Bloomberg reports that the activity appeared to be led by one investor, who rolled over a massive bet on a return in market turbulence…

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The No-Brainer Secret To Weekly Income

I want to let you in on a secret… Wall Street doesn’t make most of its money from the stock market. While trading equities constitute a large part of “big banking,” if you were to add the value of all…

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The Role of Gold In Trading

I’ve been a long time skeptic of gold and remain stubbornly bearish regarding its long term outlook.  To my mind the oft cited purposes that give it value are diminishing or gone; it’s use an alternate currency is quickly being replaced bitcoin; the…

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Buffett Uses This Simple Strategy to Boost Returns by 10%

Buffett obviously made a great decision when he bought KO. But he still fought to get the best price possible on his buy. In at least one case, Buffett sold puts to help him get the share price he wanted.

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Determining the Potential Return for Your Covered Call Trades Options Strategies

When setting up a covered call trade, it is important to estimate ahead of time what that trade is likely to return.

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Act Fast While This Market Dominator is Still on Sale

Diverging monetary policy at the world’s largest central banks and faster economic growth in the United States have wreaked havoc on currency markets. While the Federal Reserve is expected to announce an interest rate hike today following the conclusion of…

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Once I Corrected This Mistake, I Made Millions

If there’s one lesson that stands out among all those I’ve learned in my 20 years of trading, it’s that even the best research, resources and skills can’t guarantee success. When I was coming up as a pit trader, I…

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Why I’m Getting Long Apple — the Most Underrated Name in Tech

I consider myself an early adopter of technology, and when it comes to Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), I’d say I’m borderline obsessive. In fact, my obsession goes back to the early 1980s, when I first laid my hands on my Apple…

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The Perfect Strategy for This Dicey Market

Over the years, I’ve observed a myriad of financial experts try to beat the S&P 500 and reduce volatility in their portfolios. There are literally hundreds of methodologies traders and investors use to this end — everything from basic diversification…

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It’s Now, or Never for Yellen

It has been seven years in the making, but now the Federal Reserve may be finally ready to lift interest rates from zero. There has been a myriad of reasons to not hike, multiple false starts and huge ongoing debates…

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