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With Yields Low, Should We Buy Stocks and Sell Bonds?

With Yields Low, Should We Buy Stocks and Sell Bonds?

The risk/reward of being short U.S. bonds and long the S&P 500 for a trade makes sense at these levels.

The Storm of August Has Arrived

The Storm of August Has Arrived

Who says late summer is quiet -- with the trade war with China escalating, the global economy slowing and volatility in the market rising, you better buckle up.

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Intermediate Trade: VIX

This little temper tantrum the market threw could be starting to wind down.

Going to Extremes

Going to Extremes

Monday saw some short-term extremes, as breadth was bad, more fear crept into the market, and 91% of the volume was on the downside on the New York Stock Exchange.

Your Best Plans Are About to Change

Your Best Plans Are About to Change

The VIX is 'backward,' so watch out for black holes, and consider either day trading or holding your cash.

I'm Certainly No Political Analyst, but I Can Read the Tea Leaves

I'm Certainly No Political Analyst, but I Can Read the Tea Leaves

I look forward to an August of heightened volatility, just as we saw in May and December.

Good News, Bad News About Thursday's Action

Good News, Bad News About Thursday's Action

With the headlines of the week -- especially the tariff drama -- as the backdrop to Thursday's decline, let's pick apart what the indicators show.

Look Beyond the Chop

Look Beyond the Chop

When it's choppy like this, protect capital, but know that new setups will develop once the indexes stop jumping around, and ultimately the volatility will lead to a new crop of opportunities.

Another Day Closer to 2007

Another Day Closer to 2007

Not since that year have we seen four-consecutive days with the put/call ratio for the Volatility Index under 20%.

A VIX Contango Trade for the FOMC Meeting

A VIX Contango Trade for the FOMC Meeting

A good opportunity for VIX traders.