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  • BEGINNING OF YEAR RUNS (BOY) STRATEGY [View instapost]
    Happy Christmas ROCK and the whole VIX family. Good luck next year.
    Thanks for the input and posts guys
    Dec 28, 2014. 01:11 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    thanks for all your work rock. speak to you soon.
    Dec 12, 2014. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    hey ROC, thanks I'll look forward to it. I have a very small portfolio now anyhow! but yes, I had a good % in Jan 17 calls which have cratered. This has been a sudden, although not entirely unexpected move. The timing is unexpected

    Could this even be the big one?

    This has happened in less than a week, so it could well return before then as well.

    Good news is, we are closer to getting our 1st proper business contract. Just got a request to go to the next stage last night. I'm keener on building a real world business that builds and builds! Maybe return more to shares after we've built this up more.
    Really appreaciate all your work though. Thanks. Do keep it coming.
    Dec 12, 2014. 05:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    It is very useful to me ROCK, although I need to study harder and take profits when they are there! crying into my beer tonight again!

    looks like 2014 December is the exception eh?

    Keep posting, much appreciated Often we are reading, but not posting . thanks
    Dec 10, 2014. 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    hey, I hope upro goes up as well rock

    interesting article on this weeks action
    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Dec 9, 2014. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    fair points ROCK, and thanks. the question then has to be...how to profit from the bubble, and when you expect a correction?
    Dec 5, 2014. 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    Thanks Rock, it was my Father in Law. Lovely guy, and we were blessed to have him so close, and so involved with the kids.

    ~Draghi did indeed disappoint the markets, however, vix is not up too much. hope you got a good second price on ugaz. Lots of talk about trying to find an oil bottom out there, maybe safe to wait until it has bottomed for sure? Is that what you are up to with ugaz?
    on DUST, you basically are shorting gold on that?or the miners? is there a direct relationship? Does deflation mean gold price falls as well?
    Osborne yesterday made sure my property goes up in price....anyone would think we had an election coming up next year!
    Dec 4, 2014. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    My wife has appropriated the new cheap phone and loving it.

    Great VIX reversal yesterday. I have been buying calls though, so I need to work on a different model related to yours, more closely aligned to daily world + economic events. Also, there is often a dissonance or lag between the VIX or even forward vix movements and the movement of SVXY, which presents short term opportunity,
    eg it was fairly obvious to sell svxy fri, buy uvxy fri, and swap round again on Monday. Will keep you posted Good luck all.
    Dec 3, 2014. 05:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New U.S. oil and gas well permits plunge 40% in November [View news story]
    and so part of the OPEC plan kicks in to action. Although it is getting weaker by the day
    These are interesting times, and will be written about and studied for decades, once the dust has settled.
    OPEC has an interest in weakening ISIS, USA shale etc as well as alternative energies
    USA has an interest in weakening ISIS and Putin + Iran during talks.
    China
    etc etc

    Amazing to see this unfold slowly.
    Dec 3, 2014. 05:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    well timed jeez on the exit. not sure about going long though ....well I hope not, I have svxy calls still. Did you buy?
    Dec 2, 2014. 03:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    well, I have svxy calls, I'm in the red at the moment. Lesson, on Fri morning should have sold when vix was up 10% and svxy had not fallen. Ill blame it on having too much on, death in the family, and having to go clear houses to return drugs the pharmacy etc.
    But a clear lesson, sometimes in svxy there is clear arbitrage. Also, I was up 20% in 3 days at the time. Another lesson for a future rule to put in place I think.

    my feeling now, the uptrend was broken,hard to call right now, yesterday may have been an over reaction e.g. aapl was suddenly a risky holding? Suddenly the iphone6 I no longer popular. Don't think so.
    I think end of year will kick in ...and soon.

    Which reminds me, my £10 a month 500 minute cheap/free Nokia 630 is arriving this morning.....When it comes to money and me it's a 'from these cold dead hands' type of thing!
    Dec 2, 2014. 03:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Join My Free Stock Pick Alert Service [View instapost]
    Thanks, I'm signed up and following, primarily, because, if ROCK follows you, you must be good...
    Dec 1, 2014. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BEGINNING OF YEAR RUNS (BOY) STRATEGY [View instapost]
    thanks guys. I am not as quantative in my analysis as either of you ( that is an understatement)! So, much appreciated.

    Have you looked at the effect of oil plunging, on volatility, before.e.g. in the late 90s.
    I realise the oil plunge effect is correlation rather than causation, but still, oil plunge combined with end of QE, at least in the USA.
    thoughts?
    and...is the oil plunge going to be v shaped like the markets were in Oct? Or, as Rock implied, is the oversupply more to do with economies than shale, and therefore it'll stay low for a while.
    Disclosure: more nervous investor/trader than before as I'm rebuilding from a small base.
    P.S> svxy down again pre market. interesting linkf on the opposite trade which I had not come across before. Looks very much like UVXY I guess. http://onforb.es/1v2ARR4
    Dec 1, 2014. 04:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    hey, thanks for the reply Rock.
    my question though is on volatility, which went up on friday as the dow also went up, I guess because of the dramatic move in oil. Are you still long svxy?

    How are you intending to ride the wave?
    Nov 30, 2014. 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRILLING DOWN ON DECEMBER PART I [View instapost]
    thanks Rock, for all you analysis and input. You're very much appreciated round here!
    hey, I bought a tiny UPRO Jan call position near the close...

    what I did not do was sell out my SVXY calls earlier in the day. VIX was up 5% before SVXY fell. hmmmm what will next week ?

    Has the continued plunge in oil changed the relationships here? i.e. DOW was up yesderday but vix also up...or was it that the DOW was only up because of big oil users like thee airlines?

    so, I guess my question is, does oil change the model here, if it continues to , say, $50?

    is anyone looking at playing oil directly, either way?

    sorry...so many questions. Have a great weekend people
    Nov 29, 2014. 06:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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