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  • The Morning After: No "Rocky" Celebration, Markets Calm (Gold Up 3%)

    10/17/2013 7:37:03 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/17/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The fiscal drama in Washington DC is over … until January 15th when they have to do it again. In fact, there is no “Rocky” celebration. USuscdseur credit default swaps (CDS) barley fell. The US Treasury 10 year yield dropped 5 basis points as of 10:18am EST. ust10101713 The VIX? Barely a small wave in the ocean. vix101713 Bloomberg Confidence Index? Lowest since 2011, the last time Congress has their budget duel. BBExpectations The only noticeable change was in gold which rose 3% this morning. gold101713 Remember, we still have a slow growing economy and a dreadful piece of tax...
  • Risk On / Risk Off: Obama And Kerry Flip-flop On Syrian War (Likely Until After Obamacare Launch)

    09/10/2013 8:17:23 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama spoke tonight and flip-flopped on Syria. We are going to launch, but we might later. In other words, markets should remain nervous, but better than a few days ago. Actually, President Obama still wants to launch what Kerry called a “really small” strike, but wants Congress to postpone a vote. I predict that we will not get final resolution on Syria until after October 1st, the kick-off date for Obamacare. The VIX dropped today signifying less volatility in the SP500. vix091013 And the 10 year zero coupon volatility continues to drop. Like a Tomahawk Cruise Missile. 10yrvolzero With...
  • Markets Gone Wild! Capacity Utilization, Gold, Silver, VIX, The Hindenburg Omen (BAD Gov't Policies)

    08/15/2013 11:38:52 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 33 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/15/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The economy has been having trouble reaching the magical 80% level for capacity utilization. Capacity utilization fell to 77.6% in July. It has never reached 80% under President Obama while achieving 80% under President Bush. Obama’s economic model of 1) MORE regulation (EPA, Dodd-Frank, Obamacare), 2) MORE taxes and 3) ignoring crises in entitlements (see $70 trillion in off-balance sheet entitlements) is a blueprint for SLOW economic growth and part-time jobs. caputil081513 Still, Treasury yields continued their doleful rise after May 1st on Fed tapering fears. ust10081513 Gold has risen today. gold081513 As did silver. silver08152013 And the VIX jumped...
  • Check Out Today's Incredible Spike In FEAR

    02/25/2013 1:42:42 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Check Out Today's Incredible Spike In FEAR Joe WeisenthalFebruary 25, 2013If you wanted to digest it all in one chart, it might be this one: A chart of the VIX -- aka "The Fear Index" -- which measures how much people are trying to buy protection against a big downside drop using options. It went ballistic today. This is raw fear, as people buy protection against a big drop.Via Stockcharts.com
  • VIX ETFs finally hit the VIX Fiscal Cliff bottom: will the bounce last?

    02/08/2013 8:59:31 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    The VIX Index and VIX ETFs finally hit the VIX Fiscal Cliff bottom, but will the bounce last? Hard to say, as the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXX) only rose .22%, while the VelocityShares Inverse VIX ETN (NYSEARCA:XIV) only lost .20%. The VIX Index rose 1.24% to close at 13.81, still very well below the average ’20′ level of fear. Perhaps investors are finally starting to feel fear regarding this year’s first earnings season, however after a positive Alcoa (NYSE:AA) earnings report released last night, fear surrounding earnings reports is unlikely, even if the widely anticipated...
  • Some Trader Has Made A Very Big Bet That Something Very Bad Will Happen Within The Next 60 Days

    02/06/2013 7:21:55 AM PST · by blam · 80 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-6-2013 | Sam Ro
    Some Trader Has Made A Very Big Bet That Something Very Bad Will Happen Within The Next 60 Days Sam RoFebruary 6,2013 CNBC Stocks have been rallying relentlessly to post-crisis highs. Meanwhile, the volatility index (aka the VIX, aka the "fear index") is near historic lows. But according to UBS's Art Cashin, some options trader has made an enormous $11.25 million bet that the VIX will explode higher very soon. And a rally in the VIX is usually accompanied by a drop in the stock markets. From this morning's Cashin's Comments (emphasis ours): A Very Big Bet In A...
  • The Stock Market's Long Decline Has Begun

    10/20/2010 7:03:54 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Of Two Minds ^ | 10-20-2010 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The Stock Market's Long Decline Has Begun October 20, 2010Charles Hugh Smith The Fed's campaign to boost the risk-trade in equities by destroying the dollar has reached its limits. Now gravity will take hold as stocks enter a Long Decline. On Monday, Daily Finance published my article Is the Market Ready to Roll Over? These Signs Say Yes. On Tuesday, October 19, the market did roll over. Is this merely a brief hiccup on the way to S&P500 1,500 and Dow 15,000, or the first stages in a Long Decline? Here is the evidence to support the idea that stocks...
  • Why The Market Is Making You Sick

    06/09/2010 7:59:27 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 21+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-9-2010 | Clemens Kownatzki
    Why The Market Is Making You Sick Clemens Kownatzki Jun. 9, 2010, 10:39 AM Most average investors have a hard time grasping some of the more abstract concepts such as Market Volatility. But everyone knows when the market crashes it hurts the portfolio and ultimately your own wallet. During the financial crisis of 2008/09 the VIX Index, also known as the fear index, was one of the new trendy financial terms you could hear at cocktail parties. Instead of the talk about the Lakers or the Dodgers, I remember hearing “How about that VIX” at more than a handful of...
  • Yes, Something Is Definitely Stirring In This Market

    05/04/2010 1:42:00 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,644+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-4-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Yes, Something Is Definitely Stirring In This Market Joe Weisenthal May. 4, 2010, 4:33 PM It's tempting to assume that the current market kerfuffle will end like every other one we've seen over the last year, but right now it feels like something is rumbling. Here's the VIX really picking up. Image: StockCharts.com Here's a little more from Bespoke: The S&P 500 is currently trading down sharply on the day at -2% or so. If the index closes down more than 1% today, it will have been up more than 1%, down more than 1%, up more than 1%, and...
  • Wall Street fear gauge jumps to July levels (+24% in a single day)

    10/30/2009 6:52:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 841+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/30/09 | Laura Mandaro
    Wall Street fear gauge jumps to July levels By Laura Mandaro, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- An options index known as Wall Street's fear gauge surged Friday to a nearly four-month high, as a fresh round of worries about the sustainability of recent months' rally surfaced. The CBOE's Volatility Index (INDEX:VIX) gained 24% to 30.69 by the exchange's close, its highest closing level since July 8. For the index, which uses options contracts based on the S&P 500 Index (INDEX:SPX) to measure market expectations of near-term volatility, it was the biggest percentage gain since late 2008, near the peak of...
  • 5 Signs Irrational Exuberance Is Back

    10/27/2009 4:21:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 516+ views
    Motley Fool ^ | 10/14/09 | Alex Dumortier
    5 Signs Irrational Exuberance Is Back http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/10/14/5-signs-irrational-exuberance-is-back.aspx Alex Dumortier, CFA October 14, 2009 At a time when many pundits or "investors" are grasping at straws to justify the market's run, I'm seeing an increasing number of buds of "irrational exuberance" (in the words of the maestro bubble-blower Alan Greenspan). It's as if the crisis was a sharp but fleeting pain that investors wish to relegate to the status of a bad memory. To give a jolt to our market nervous system, here are my top five signs that exuberance is returning to the market at an alarming rate: 1. Stocks...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Options Report:Volatility's Quick Ease Makes Some Uneasy

    04/11/2003 12:35:33 PM PDT · by Starwind · 5 replies · 85+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires | 04-11-03 | Kopin Tan
    Options Report:Volatility's Quick Ease Makes Some Uneasy By of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Mirroring a general lack of anxiety, the options market's volatility indexes continued to ease and are approaching levels that are worrying contrarians and more cautious traders. The Chicago Board Options Exchange market volatility index, or VIX, slipped 1.12 to 27.84 Friday afternoon and has declined 15% this week and 29% since March 12. This broad-market fear gauge is now approaching the 27 mark, a level it had relaxed to during short-term stock-market tops in late-November and mid-January before stocks turned downward. "The VIX has been...