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  • Time To Short The VIX? [View article]
    Also tis the season for market angst. If it was a different time of year then a better case can be made to go short volatility via the XIV or SVXY. For now I'm watching various technical indicators and the VIX futures curve. Anything else is just pure speculating.
    Aug 30, 2015. 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Lessons From The S&P 500 Market Crash For ETF Portfolios [View article]
    I suspect the market and large market players succeeded in taking out all of the stops of the retail investors.
    Aug 29, 2015. 09:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shorting Volatility Has Never Looked This Good [View article]
    PHDG and its ETN brother VQT behave well during deep corrections such as we had in 2011. However, during periods of low volatility (contango) they suffer from the roll yield drag and vastly underperform the market. A better solution IMO is the new VQTS ETN - which Vance Harwood and I wrote about recently.

    http://tinyurl.com/pp3...
    Aug 29, 2015. 08:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Conservative Tactical Momentum Strategy Using Bond ETFs [View article]
    Cliff - just curious ....how come no investment grade corporate bonds such as LQD? Also no preferreds such as PGX, etc.
    Aug 29, 2015. 07:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Attractive Fast-Growing Dividend Growth Stocks For High Total Return [View article]
    If you don't have fastgraphs you can screen for YOUR stock ideas for free at these sites:

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    Aug 29, 2015. 07:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ten Things I Would Have Done If I Were A Seasoned Expert [View article]
    And if you had stop orders you would have been stopped out on Monday as these same stocks would have been swindled from you ;-0
    Aug 28, 2015. 08:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 'Smart' Index Fund With Sophisticated Dynamic Hedging [View article]
    Not sure if any product could have caught the super rapid downdraft this past week. Also as Yogi says "it ain't over til its over".
    Aug 28, 2015. 04:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Is The Worst Over? [View article]
    Tactical money managers are watching the SPX 200 day sma which sits at around 2075. If they can't ramp the market up to that level by the close of month end Monday, then September will likely be a wild ride down. The technical damage I'm afraid has been too great to overcome.
    Aug 28, 2015. 08:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo Is Dead: Buybacks Will Not Save The Giant [View article]
    Yahoo is the number 5 ranked site in the entire world with about 1.5 billion monthly visitors. That my friends - is worth something.
    Aug 28, 2015. 08:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 'Smart' Index Fund With Sophisticated Dynamic Hedging [View article]
    Actually ....it could very well be ideal for both bull and bear markets.
    Aug 28, 2015. 08:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading Low Volume Exchange Traded Products [View article]
    Excellent article. In my experience the first hour seems to be the most treacherous. Limit orders are essential. Sometimes these market conditions can work in your favor with either getting something for a substantial bargain or selling a position at a premium (at unfortunately someone else's expense).
    I would also add that much of this piece would also pertain to lightly traded closed end funds.
    Aug 28, 2015. 07:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Hull Launches Its First ETF Product For U.S. Market [View article]
    Nice write up in Forbes on this new ETF:

    http://onforb.es/1JoX7z0
    Aug 27, 2015. 05:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shorting Volatility Has Never Looked This Good [View article]
    A good simple rule of thumb the last several years is to wait for the VIX to go down to 20 after a spike. That level is relative but it's usually around where backwardation started the last few years. Shorting VXX or going long XIV , SVXY can be dangerous when done too soon.
    Aug 27, 2015. 05:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shield Fund Earns Its Name [View article]
    FTLS also did a pretty fair job of handling the turmoil.
    Aug 27, 2015. 10:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shorting Volatility Has Never Looked This Good [View article]
    VIX futures still solidly in backwardation. Being early and wrong will scorch you. Caution folks, it's an old fashioned real correction.
    Aug 25, 2015. 04:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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