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Options: VIX vs. VXX

on Apr 21, 2009 11:40 am by Bill Luby

Partly based on some thinking I laid out last week in Some VIX Milestones...and a Prediction, I was fortunate to be long VXX (the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN) going into yesterday's session. VXX notched a nice one day gain of 7.40%, but this was less than half of the 15.44% gain in the VIX. On the other hand, VXZ (the iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN), which t... Read More


VIX: Still in Bear Country

on Apr 21, 2009 12:40 pm by Minyanville Staff

Editor's Note: This post is by Chris Mckhann, of OptionMONSTER. The VIX made its largest move in almost 2 months as it jumped back toward the 40 level. The volatility index was up 15.44% to enter today's session at 39.18. This came as the S&P 500 dropped 4.28% to close at 832.39. The VIX futures were also up, but not as much, as the spot reading came back in line with those futures. The May fu... Read More


Emulex, NTAP: Nowhere to Go But Up?

on Apr 21, 2009 3:00 pm by Steve Smith

Turnaround Tuesday continues to solidify itself as a trading cliché with some real statistical reality. A Friday option-expiration high -- following a post-expiration sell-off that exceeded a 2% decline on worse than 3:1 negative breadth -- shows that, in 13 out of 18 instances, the next Tuesday will post gains of 1% or more.Not sure we'll get that 1% gain today, but we're already up... Read More


Gold Greets the Week With Fresh Lows, but They Don't Last

on Apr 21, 2014 3:43 pm by Rod David

The following are the latest daily summaries of my ongoing intraday coverage, providing context to interpret price action. Any prices listed are for a contract's current "front month." Their direction tends to correlate with any ETFs listed for each. Today's Highlight: A skittish start to the week found most markets unwilling to trend. Even gold, which traded down sharply overnight, managed a b... Read More
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