Puts and Calls: Market Hedges for Volatile Times

The market's sways have been downright nauseating. But investors can fend off some of the discomfort using puts and calls for market hedges. More 

S&P 500: Fade an Overbought and Suspect V-Bottom in the SPY

An out-of-the-money, bear credit spread in the S&P 500 is smart way to fade overbought price action more confidently. More 

Breakdown’s Cloud Still Hangs Over Market

Massive overhead on every index will likely thwart a run to new highs before year end. More 

Could This Be Another Bear Trap?

The next few days may determine our investment strategy for the remainder of the year. More 

S&P 500: Sell, Don’t Buy the S&P 500’s Extreme Move

A bull spread looks compelling with multiple and historic extremes in the VIX and a massive doji bottom in the S&P 500 into the October lows More 

Trade of the Day: iPath VIX Short-Term Futures (VXX)

My suspicion is that the market did sufficiently test the lows with Monday’s late-afternoon decline and cleared out a lot of weak hands. More 

Be Ready to Eject, But Don’t Pull the Trigger Yet

While our trusty long-term chart recently flashed a 'sell,' we should wait for further confirmation of a new bear market. More