What Investors Should Know about VIX

In the aftermath of the recent market correction, there is a lot of news about the VIX, popularly known as the market’s “fear gauge.” I update the VIX along with actual market volatility each week in my WTWA series. Let’s take a deeper look at this much-misunderstood indicator. VIX Misconceptions It is helpful to start […]

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Stock Exchange: Were You Stopped Out?

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: Discuss an important issue for traders; highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas; feature advice from top traders and writers; and, provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to […]

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Stock Exchange: Limiting Risk In A Volatile Market

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: Discuss an important issue for traders; highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas; feature advice from top traders and writers; and, provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: The Return of Volatility

The economic calendar is light. That leaves plenty of time for the pontificating punditry to opine on a possible turning point in markets, bubbles and overheating, the Fed, geopolitical risks, and continuing Washington turmoil. Many will be asking: What does the increased volatility mean for financial markets? Last Week Recap In the last edition of […]

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