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Worst Week Since March. What Are You Doing About It?
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses how equity markets are reacting to political risk around the world.
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Some Considerations About Investing With Margin
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses how leverage can amplify a trade-in both risk and reward.
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Are Earnings Expectations Causing The Bump In November Volatility?
Although earnings season begins prior to the October expiration of monthly options on October 16th, the deluge of earnings from major companies is at its peak over the following two weeks.
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Are The Trends Still Our Friends?
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses how the stay-at-home stocks that led the market higher may also lead it lower.
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The VIX Curve Is Telling Us To Buckle Up For Electoral Turbulence
Futures on the CBOE Volatility Index give us a unique opportunity to see the market’s outlook for volatility assumptions over the coming months.
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A Few Thoughts For This Quarterly Expiration, And The Next
It’s quarterly expiration Friday. Futures, futures options, and index options expired on the open, and after a relatively calm pre-market, the real action will be in the equity and ETF options that expire at the close.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AET Aetna Inc.
DE Deere & Company
GE General Electric Company
HON Honeywell International Inc.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MON Monsanto Company
NEM Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
ORCL Oracle Corporation
PX Praxair Inc.
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc.
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