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  • Performance Divergence Among Asian ETFs
    Tue, Dec. 2 DXJ, EWJ, EWM 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Since the October market bottom, China & Thailand ETFs have outperformed relative to South Korea & Malaysia.
    • Also, Japan Hedged Currency ETF has strongly outperformed both other Japan ETFs and the S&P 500 Index ETF.
    • The growing diversity of ETFs, particularly among international sectors, will likely continue to grow and offers an opportunity for non-correlated performance to the active investor and option trader.
  • Lowest Monthly VIX Close Since January 2007
    Tue, Jun. 3 SPY, VXX 1 Comment

    Summary

    • The CBOE Volatility Index just posted the lowest monthly close since January 2007. In that year the VIX steadily rose but the market didn't peak until late 2007.
    • The VIX can and has gone down to low levels such as this and can stay there for some time (as seen in 2003 to 2007).
    • There is a concern that this shows dangerous complacency among option traders -- but there are several somewhat understandable factors as to why the VIX is at such lows.
  • It's Not Just Beef Prices That Are Rising
    Thu, Apr. 17 FUD, JJG, JO 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Rapid price increases have occurred not just in beef, but in pork and shrimp as well.
    • Other food and agricultural commodities, such as eggs, coffee, and some fruits/vegetables have risen dramatically, or are expected to do so this year.
    • This kind of price inflation affects many people directly, and is a bit under-reported by the Fed in their inflation data.
  • Contrarian Warning: One Sentiment Measure Is At 1987 Levels Of Bullishness
    Fri, Jan. 3 DIA, QQQ, SPY 7 Comments
  • Twitter IPO: Comparisons & Analysis From A Trading Perspective
    Nov. 7, 2013 TWTR 4 Comments
  • Stock Market Performance Around September 11th Since 2002
    Sep. 11, 2013 SPY 3 Comments
  • The Undervalued (Social) Media Company To Watch
    Aug. 20, 2013 WWE 3 Comments
  • 16 Large Caps That Bucked Yesterday's Fed-Inspired Sell-Off
    Jun. 20, 2013 GMCR, GOOG, ADBE 2 Comments
  • Is The VIX 'Wall Of Worry' Preceding Another Big Market Rally, Even A Parabolic One?
    Jun. 19, 2013 VXX 17 Comments
  • Rising Sun Redux - International ETFs Lag The U.S., Except For Japan
    May. 16, 2013 EWJ 9 Comments
  • 2013: So Far Not The Year Of The BRICs, Or Europe
    Mar. 26, 2013 EFA, EPI, EWG 1 Comment
  • 50 Years Of January Effect Data Give S&P A 1,650 Target For 2013
    Feb. 4, 2013 DIA, IWM, QQQ 2 Comments
  • Oil Services Emerging In 2013
    Feb. 1, 2013 OIH 6 Comments
  • How The Market Historically Performs After Unscheduled Closures
    Oct. 30, 2012 DIA 2 Comments
  • 6 Big Name Stocks That Bucked The Recent Market Downtrend
    Sep. 28, 2012 CNP, CVS, JNJ Comment!
  • Crude Oil ETF Hits Extreme Low Reading, What Does This Mean Historically?
    Sep. 26, 2012 USO 2 Comments
  • Gold And Silver Now 'Buy And Hold,' And 'Golden Cross' Is Imminent
    Sep. 20, 2012 EZA, SLV, PLTM 16 Comments
  • 'The Most Hated Stock Rally In History?' Yet The Strong Price Action Continues
    Aug. 9, 2012 SPY 10 Comments
  • Broad Stock Market Outlook Remains Strong, Despite Negative Sentiment
    Editors' Pick • Aug. 3, 2012 SPY 35 Comments
  • Bullish Investor Sentiment Drying Up = Contrarian 'Buy' Signal For Markets
    Jul. 31, 2012 DIA, IWM, QQQ 8 Comments
  • The Rebound In Natural Gas May Have Some Big Long-Term Legs
    Editors' Pick • Jul. 13, 2012 UNG 11 Comments
  • 2nd Quarter 2012 Market And ETF Performance Review
    Jun. 27, 2012 DIA, EFA, EWZ Comment!
  • May's Market Weakness Brought Strength To Option Volume Numbers
    Jun. 6, 2012 SPY, QQQ, VXX Comment!
  • A Surprising Sector That's Not 'Underwater' During The Market Sell-Off
    Jun. 4, 2012 PHO Comment!
  • Should You 'Like' Or 'De-Friend' The Facebook IPO?
    May. 18, 2012 FB 12 Comments
  • Why 3M Is One Of The Bluest Of The Blue Chips
    Apr. 17, 2012 MMM 13 Comments
  • March's Best And Worst ETFs: Financials Strong, Commodities Weak
    Mar. 29, 2012 AAPL, XHB, GLD 1 Comment
  • 20 ETFs Whipping The Market
    Mar. 5, 2012 AAXJ, EWH, EWZ 2 Comments
  • 16 Reasonably Priced Growth Stocks
    Jan. 31, 2012 AAPL, BHP, BSFT 2 Comments
  • 13 Big Name Stocks Hitting New Highs
    Dec. 7, 2011 DLTR, LLY, SWI 1 Comment
  • 7 Liquid ETFs Beating The Market
    Nov. 3, 2011 TLT, VXX, GLD Comment!
  • 9 Dividend-Paying Large Cap Values
    Sep. 29, 2011 ARCC, UMC, SCCO Comment!