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  • Time To Short The VIX? [View article]
    I tend to go longer time-frame and lower strike. Went with the $25s for January
    Aug 24, 2015. 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Short The VIX? [View article]
    Pan, I buy put options on UVXY frequently
    Aug 24, 2015. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Short The VIX? [View article]
    I like the risk/reward of buying XIV here. I'm thinking back to the pullback in 2011 and think the Fed will delay a rate hike while the market is in turmoil
    Aug 24, 2015. 11:07 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timing The VIX: A Lesson In Context [View article]
    Michael,
    Not sure exactly what you're asking, but if you want the spot VIX and front 3 months of contracts to see contango, I use: http://bit.ly/13pHG1K
    Aug 3, 2015. 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timing The VIX: A Lesson In Context [View article]
    Nathan,
    Can you share how you trade the VIX to capitalize on the situations mentioned in your article. Depending on the situation I will either buy XIV or buy Puts on UVXY, both of which have worked very well for me (especially the puts). Interested to hear your thought and strategies. Also, how long do you hold your positions for? Even after the event has resolved itself I will still hold XIV if there is substantial contango to take advantage of
    Jul 30, 2015. 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontline - A Misunderstood Entity With Enormous Upside [View article]
    J,
    Great article, and as you know I'm following you on those August options. While I spent a few years covering the domestic shale industry, this industry is a bit new to me. One thing that the article didn't mention that would help my understanding is how the price of oil directly/indirectly affects the shipping spot rates. With OPEC continuing to increase production and inventory build-ups in the US, what is the ideal situation in Oil prices for FRO? Thanks!
    Apr 11, 2015. 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ reports of big iPhone 6 orders ahead of Apple's earnings [View news story]
    Victor,
    If you keep an eye out for the number of people wearing jawbone, fitbit, or other fitness-related devices, you'll see that there is a large addressable market. Not saying that the iwatch will be a hit, but the market is much more than just "watch wearers"
    Jul 22, 2014. 09:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tonix executes direct sale of shares [View news story]
    Rak do you take this as bullish? Couldn't discern from your comment
    Jul 11, 2014. 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The VIX Is All Right [View article]
    What about the theory that the VIX has been less volatile than in the past due to the introduction on volatility based ETNs around 2010-2011 that allow investors to hedge without having to buy SPY puts like they would have in the past? Thus less buyers of SPY puts when fear is high puts less upward pressure on the VIX.
    Jun 23, 2014. 01:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How UVXY And SVXY Would Have Reacted In 2008 And 2011 [View article]
    Nathan,
    Since you can't predict when the inevitable crash will ultimately occur, wouldn't it make more sense to buy SVXY/XIV after a huge volatility spike after something like we saw in 2008 and 2011? I believe that way your downside on the short volatility products would be somewhat limited. What are your thoughts?
    Jun 3, 2014. 11:44 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ProShares declares 1-for-4 reverse split on 16 ETFs [View news story]
    difficult math there...
    Jan 16, 2014. 11:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares Of Techprecision Are Poised To Triple [View article]
    I'll take that as a no
    Jan 16, 2014. 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares Of Techprecision Are Poised To Triple [View article]
    Mark,
    Still feel good about TPCS despite the downward trend recently? Thanks
    Jan 16, 2014. 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Picks For 2014 [View article]
    Yeah XIV is one that I play sporadically but will be ready to mortgage the house and get into when another crisis happens. I originally got in at $4.50 but sold around $10 and have traded in and out since then. wish i had just bought and held...
    Jan 9, 2014. 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Picks For 2014 [View article]
    Can you explain the drawdowns and what would cause them? Thanks!
    Jan 8, 2014. 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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