VIX

Jeff Clark’s Market Minute: The Last Time We Saw This Warning Sign, Stocks Fell 2.3%

It makes more sense to wait a few days before putting more money to work. The market looks set up for a sudden and swift decline right now.

Jeff Clark’s Market Minute: Why Most Folks Lose Money In the Stock Market

Being a successful trader over the long run isn’t about maximizing profits. Instead, it is about minimizing risks.

Jeff Clark’s Market Minute: Why I See More Weakness Ahead

It looks like we’ll get a few days of weakness before we head into what is typically a strong bullish seasonal period.

Jeff Clark’s Market Minute: I Can’t Keep My Eyes Off This Chart

Periods of low volatility are ALWAYS followed by periods of high volatility. There’s a period of higher volatility headed our way.

Jeff Clark’s Market Minute: This Popular Trade Looks Dangerous

For the past few weeks, volatility has been declining. The Volatility Index (VIX) closed recently at about 12. That’s near the lowest level of the year. And,...

Jeff Clark’s Market Minute: Folks Are a Little Too Comfortable Right Now

at extreme levels, the VIX can be an excellent gauge of investor sentiment – which makes it an outstanding contrary indicator.

Another Warning Sign From the Stock Market’s Crystal Ball…

If you want to know where the stock market goes from here, pay attention to VIX option prices. The market’s next big move is likely lower.

This Biopharmaceutical Stock Looks Like a Steal

This morning, I'm recommending a bullish call option on Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN), the biopharmaceutical company.

Jeff Clark’s Market Minute: The Stock Market’s “Crystal Ball” Is Flashing Again

The current VIX option prices (as of Friday) tell us that traders expect the index to move higher over the next week.

Cracking Open Another Trade on Coca-Cola

This is an excellent market environment for us to jump back into some new put-write trades on stocks, like The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), that have already reported earnings and have started moving higher.

Stick With Microsoft for a Strong Income Opportunity

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)--one of our most profitable positions over the last 15 months--looks like a good target for a bullish put write after its earnings report last week.

Get Ready to Take Profits if Box, Inc. Retests its 52-Week Low

This morning, I am recommending a bearish trade on Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), the enterprise content management platform provider.

Analyzing the VIX Is a Useless Waste of Time

Many analysts and journalists routinely talk about the VIX index, but few have any idea of what exactly it is that they are talking about.

Target Stock Has Much More Room to Run From Here

While Walmart is hogging the headlines, Target (TGT) stock makes for a better bet from here. The rally off the December crash is not done.

Why Canopy Growth Stock Should Be in Your Sights

Of the whole bunch, CGC stock is the one to buy. This is a long-term bet and Canopy Growth will shrug this Wall Street malaise soon enough.

3 Covered Calls to Make for a Healthy Start to 2019

These are the three best covered calls to make as we head into 2019. Here's what traders need to know about each.

XLU Will Encounter Strong Resistance at the $57 Level

This morning I am recommending a bearish trade on the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLU) .We are in a volatile market. The CBOE Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) is channeling sideways, with the 200-day moving average acting as support.

7 Major Market Indices and How to Trade Them

What are the seven major market indices telling us right now? There's certainly technical damage on the charts, but pay attention to key levels.

5 Must-See Stock Charts for Thursday: Trading the Dow, Nasdaq and VIX

The Dow and Nasdaq plunged, the VIX soared and Walmart held its own. Here's 5 must-see stock charts for Thursday.

What Can We Learn From Volatility?

The VIX index and how it moves with relation to the S&P 500 is suggesting the bears may be suiting up. Here's what to watch.