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  • VXX Outperforms The VIX
    on Oct. 5, 2011 VXX, VXZ, XIV 6 Comments
  • Understanding Volatility and Skew
    on Jun. 16, 2011 VXX, VXZ, XVIX Comment!
  • What the Drop in ISM Suggests for Equities
    on Jun. 3, 2011 DIA, SPY, QQQ 1 Comment
  • What Is 'Normal' Volatility in Options?
    on May. 11, 2011 SPY, VXX, VXZ 1 Comment
  • Hedging Equity With Put Spreads
    on Apr. 28, 2011 SPY 1 Comment
  • Expect Higher Volatility Ahead
    on Apr. 27, 2011 VXX, VXZ, SPY 5 Comments
  • Closed End Municipal Bond Funds: Unloved Asset Class Offering Interesting Opportunities
    on Apr. 20, 2011 MLN, MUB, TLT 15 Comments
  • Working the Market With 'The Fear Barometer'
    on Apr. 6, 2011 Comment!
  • Option Enhanced Bond Yields
    on Mar. 9, 2011 IEF, MBB Comment!
  • The Great Commodity Bubble of 2011?
    on Feb. 9, 2011 CU, SLV, OIH 32 Comments
  • Euro Strong Despite Rising Credit Risk Levels in Eurozone
    on Jan. 28, 2011 FXE 1 Comment
  • Why Target Date Funds Miss the Target
    on Jan. 28, 2011 TGR, TZD, TZE 1 Comment
  • How Will Muni Markets React to States Raising Taxes, Cutting Costs?
    on Jan. 13, 2011 CMF, MUB, MLN 7 Comments
  • Zombie Nations?
    on Jan. 12, 2011 EWA, FXE 5 Comments
  • Relative Value of Precious Metals
    on Dec. 30, 2010 GLD, SLV, PALL 6 Comments
  • Boom or Bust? Evaluating Gold’s Run
    on Dec. 29, 2010 GLD 19 Comments
  • On the Skyrocketing Cost of Home Ownership
    on Dec. 17, 2010 IYR, KME 14 Comments
  • A Wild Ride for Interest Rates
    on Dec. 15, 2010 FLAT, TLT, STPP Comment!
  • Interest Rates on the Move
    on Dec. 9, 2010 TLT, DLBS, DTYS 1 Comment
  • Value Spotted in Municipals
    on Dec. 3, 2010 BABS, BAB, SMB 30 Comments
  • What Volatility and the Dollar Have in Common
    on Nov. 7, 2010 SPY, UDOW, UDN 3 Comments
  • The Value of Stock Replacement Strategies
    on Nov. 7, 2010 SPY, VXX, VXZ 1 Comment
  • Relative Value: Stocks vs. Bonds
    on Oct. 26, 2010 SPY, TLT 10 Comments
  • Why You Should Hate VXX
    on Oct. 21, 2010 VXX, VXZ, XXV 15 Comments
  • Volatility Says to Buy the Dips
    on Oct. 20, 2010 SPY, VXX, VXZ 2 Comments
  • The Overvalued Euro
    on Oct. 14, 2010 DRR, ADE, UUP 14 Comments
  • Four Tools to Position Your Portfolio for the Next 30 Years
    on Sep. 28, 2010 SPY, TLT, TBT 5 Comments
  • Pairs Trade: VIX Futures Curve
    on Sep. 22, 2010 VXX, VXZ 4 Comments
  • Opportunities in the Volatility Term Structure
    on Sep. 14, 2010 VXX, VXZ, XXV Comment!
  • Stagnant Volatility and Investment Choices
    on Sep. 1, 2010 SPY, TLT 1 Comment
  • Inflationists vs. Deflationists: The Battle Rages On
    on Aug. 18, 2010 SPY, TLT 9 Comments
  • Investing Philosophy: Beware of a 'Sure Thing'
    on Aug. 17, 2010 SPY, TBT, GLD 9 Comments