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After 20 years in the retail and consumer goods sector, I became a research analyst and market strategist for Capital Ladder Advisory Group. Since 2011, I have published some 400+ articles surrounding mainstream retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Costco and more. I've covered ... more


September's Something Special For S&P 500: Weekly Nifty 9
A 5-day losing streak has investors concerned over whether or not the first significant drawdown of 2021 is afoot.
Market Breadth Pushes S&P 500 Over 4,500: A Fall-Fall Ahead?
Market breadth greatly improved as the S&P 500 continues to defy the cries for a greater pullback. How to navigate the hated bull market of 2021
Neutral Market, With A Defensive Slant: Weekly Nifty 9
Ahead of Jackson Hole, market internals are widely neutral and positioning has become largely defensive. With markets still hovering near all time highs, pullbacks continue to prove muted and bought up quickly.
Risks Remain Although Breadth Improves: Weekly Nifty 9
Market breadth has improved markedly over the last two weeks, but risks remain as investors await messaging on tapering and Covid infections continue to spread.
Following Weak Seasonality And Earnings Trends: Weekly Nifty 9
In this week's weekly "Must Knows", we discuss the stealth correction and seasonal tendencies for the month of August. Indices remain near all-time highs, but valuations have actually fallen as earnings have been rising faster than the markets.
FOMC, Earnings & Delta: Weekly Nifty 9
Fears of the Delta variant rise alongside better than expected quarterly earnings results and as the FOMC 2-day meeting will upend the markets this week.


Latest Comments
The Problem Of Pulling Forward Sales & Revenue
1 year ago

So disgustingly unqualified.

How To Measure Market Fragility
1 year ago

Great dissemination, clarity of process through objective dynamic market touch points!

#NailedIt @AndrewThrasher, IWM & EWJ Year End Trade Plan, NVDA Earnings
2 years ago

An exercise in ignorance is often an exercise founded upon ignorance.

The Biggest Disconnect Between Prices And Profits In Stock Market History?
2 years ago

I don't know why it would make sense to assume there is the existence of median profit margins. Isn't that drawing the conclusion that there is no existence of business evolution? Technological advances impact on profit margins, which example themselves in the big cap tech names for just such a cause?

For Quick Profits, Trade Options
2 years ago

The VIX complex doesn't lend itself well for hedging instruments as premiums are often high and due to the rapid moves and general upward trend in markets, requires timing/pricing efficiency on the entry and exit. Terrible discipline, especially when one can utilize index ETFs that offer reasonable premium and trend more closely with market outcomes. Lastly, using VIX options or VIX-ETP options render themselves useless in after/premarket hours, severely limiting potential to mitigate where the bulk of the daily market moves occur.

For Quick Profits, Trade Options
2 years ago

These are not sound practices by my assessment regarding VIX.

The Melt-Up That Leads To The Melt?
3 years ago

I'm sorry but can you be more specific with the question?

The Melt-Up That Leads To The Melt?
3 years ago

Gary, you seem to make implausible excuses to fit a narrative that suits your bias rather than one that aligns with the actual data. I don't know how to respond to that appropriately as this is your consistent deniability approach. I respect the exchanges, but they are always along this line. I offer the facts, and you offer a denial of the facts along the lines of sub component denial-ability.

The Melt-Up That Leads To The Melt?
3 years ago

Consumer might be tapped out because.... I mean that's not what household obligations as a percentage of disposable income says at all. Literally at the best levels since the 1960s.

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Understanding Volatility And Vetting Resources Is Required For VIX Traders
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