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Market Appears To Be Waiting For Something
Article By: Tim Ord Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:55 AM EDT
The market appears to be waiting for something, and it is not clear what that “something" is, as analysis is not giving clear signs. The inauguration is Friday which is an important event and markets usually pivot around events.
In this article: GDX, VXZ, VIX, SPX
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Volatility ETFs In Focus As Trump Rally Fizzles Out
Article By: Sweta Killa Saturday, January 14, 2017 7:40 PM EDT
The VIX climbed more than 11% on Thursday, marking its sharpest daily rise since November 3, 2016. This implies that risks are rising and investors could definitely benefit from this trend from several ETF/ETN options available.
In this article: VIIX, VIXM, VIXY, VXX, VXZ, VIX
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Technically Speaking: Volatility & The Bond Bull Market
Article By: Lance Roberts Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:59 AM EDT
Whether or not you agree there is a high degree of complacency in the financial markets is largely irrelevant. The realization of “risk,” when it occurs, will lead to a rapid unwinding of the markets pushing volatility higher and bond yields lower.
In this article: VXX, VXZ, VIX
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Technically Speaking: The "Low Rate" Trap
Article By: Lance Roberts Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:07 PM EDT
The sell-off that started on Friday and continued through Monday also coincided with a sharp rise in market volatility.
In this article: VXX, VXZ, SPX Also: VIX
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Market Risk Clears
Article By: Blair Jensen Friday, March 4, 2016 2:19 PM EDT
My market risk indicator cleared its warning this week. As a result, the volatility hedge will go 100% long.
In this article: XVZ, VXZ, SPX
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It’s Ugly Out There
Article By: Blair Jensen Friday, January 15, 2016 2:38 PM EDT
Wow. What a week. Like the market all of my core health indicators got hammered. They are now all deep in negative territory. I’ll let the chart speak for itself.
In this article: XVZ, VXZ, DJI, DJT
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Softening Hedge And Rebalancing
Article By: Blair Jensen Monday, August 31, 2015 11:30 AM EDT
With the sell off this morning I’m taking the opportunity provided by a spike in volatility to take some profit from the hedge and soften it in the Long / Short Hedged portfolio.
In this article: XVZ, VXZ, SPX
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Play Volatility Straight Or Inverse By These New AccuShares ETFs
Article By: Zacks Investment Research Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:40 AM EDT
Thanks to a wobbly economy, which is unable to set foot on a steady upward trajectory, many investors are keeping a tab on volatility as an indicator of fear in the market.
In this article: VXX, VIXY, VXZ, XIV(RETIRED), SVXY
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Still Healthy Intermediate Term
Article By: Blair Jensen Friday, May 8, 2015 4:02 PM EDT
The intermediate term health of the market is still intact, but we need a break of the range for confirmation.
In this article: SPX, NYA, SH, HDGE, VXZ Also: EBIX, MON
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Chart Of The Day: Volatility Ratio Warning
Article By: Lance Roberts Monday, April 13, 2015 12:34 PM EDT
Not unlike 2010, 2011 and 2012, these spikes in the volatility index ratio as markets were consolidating led to either short to intermediate-term corrections.
In this article: VXX, VXZ
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Risk Rising
Article By: Blair Jensen Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:12 AM EDT
Once again our core measures of risk are negative. They’ve been there all week long. I suspect that it will take a close above 2050 on the S&P 500 Index by Friday to get the category positive.
In this article: SH, SPX, HDGE, VXZ
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Short Covering Rally
Article By: Blair Jensen Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:02 PM EDT
In late September I showed a chart that I use for general clues about the market. It compares a short of the S&P 500 Index (SH), an actively managed short fund (HDGE), and mid-term volatility (VXZ).
In this article: HDGE, SH, VXZ, SPX
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Another Heads Up
Article By: Blair Jensen Wednesday, September 24, 2014 3:10 PM EDT
Our measures of trend have been bouncing back and forth across the zero line this week and are currently negative. If they are still negative on Friday we’ll be raising more cash and/or adding a larger hedge before the week ends. Here are some of the things I’m watching at the moment.
In this article: SH, IWM, VXZ, SPX
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How Bad Is It?
Article By: Blair Jensen Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:22 AM EDT
I’m starting to see more things that suggest the worst isn’t behind us. The churn during March and April didn’t show big signs of fear or mass selling.
In this article: HDGE, VXZ, SPX, VIX
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When The S&P 500 Breaks A Record, Reduce Your ETF Portfolio Risk
Article By: Gary Gordon Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:49 PM EDT
The S&P 500 has traded above its 200-day moving average for 394 trading sessions. That has never occurred in the history of the heralded benchmark. The previous record? 385 trading days in the mid-90s.
In this article: FDD, VXZ, SPX, VIX
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