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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.
Some Considerations About Investing With Margin
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses how leverage can amplify a trade-in both risk and reward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fed Aftermath And Quarterly Expiration
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses the recent Fed meeting and quarterly options expirations.
Can You Spot A Pattern In The Market’s Reaction To Fed Meetings?
There is always some sort of trading reversal after the press release, but finding that turning point is more art than science.
How Sports Bettors (And Others) Forced Market Makers To Surf The Retail Wave
Every trade reaches a point where it gets so crowded that it naturally runs out of fresh buyers at higher prices. That is what we saw over the past couple of weeks.
Buy The Dip Is Not Dead
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses how the market looks oversold. Buy the Dip has been a strategy for many investors over the past few months.
People Aren’t Rushing To Be Long Ahead Of A Long Weekend
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses the recent economic numbers and an outlook for the fall.
Options Skews Are, Well, Skewed
Options traders commonly use the term “skew”. Options with different strikes and the same expiration date typically have different implied volatilities.
It’s Official – The Laws Of Economics Don’t Apply To Tesla
In the short-term, and sometimes the longer-term, psychology can prevail over economics. Over time the laws of economics usually prevail.
Adieu August, Hello Again Apple And Tesla
The Fed, stock splits, and inflation have been often seen in the headlines of this historic month in the market.
Chairman Powell’s Tightrope Over Jackson Hole
There are many implications for markets if the Fed’s inflation policy were to change.
Tencent Music Entertains New Notes
Chinese online music platform Tencent Music Entertainment Group said Monday, it will sell new senior unsecured notes, while lingering uncertainties continue to plague China’s corporate debt markets, and geopolitical tensions remain on the rise.
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