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Play the VIX Super Spike With SPY ETF Options

The fear-driven VIX super spike has boosted SPY ETF option premiums. Use bull put spreads to profit. More 

Stocks’ Volatility Surges as Traders Fear the Worst

An ominous feeling descended over stocks Monday as the situation surrounding the Greek bailout negotiations made no progress over the weekend. More 

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

After yesterday’s crazy, up-and-down session, let’s take advantage by making a volatility trade. More 

Jobs Slowdown, Higher Rates Kick Stocks Again

It seems that for the first time since 2013, we're on the cusp of a sustained rise in borrowing costs -- one that looks set to happen no matter what the Fed does. More 

3 Reasons the Stock Market Is Vulnerable Now

Stock market bears are starting to flex a little muscle, and warning signals are starting to flare up left and right. Don't be caught unaware. More 

Why the VIX May Challenge All-Time Lows

The S&P 500 could make a run at 2,200 to 2,300 over the next six to 12 months and, if it does, it is very likely that the VIX volatility index will be below $10. More 

Trade of the Day: iShares Russell 2000 (IWM)

It's difficult to determine how to trade options successfully due to the fact that current prices reflect and discount both recent conditions and future expectations. That’s where the CounterPoint Options system comes in. Here is one of its current trades, a bullish play on the IWM. More