Tag Archives: Fear

Later: Right After The Storm Passes?

We’ve discussed this before. “Later,” says Chairperson Janet Yellen of the US FED, the organization with a treasure chest that never empties. She refers to raising the FED interest rates from their floor of 0%, of course. Something she has … Continue reading

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VIX: Calm Before a Storm?

After predicted volatility, early this year, the VIX (SP500 Volatility Index) has settled down to a low not seen since late last year. It fell below 12 within the past trading session, and settled a little above 12 at the … Continue reading

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Another Down Week and January: Volatility Takes Over

I was wrong in my expectation of market action this past week. It turned out to be far more exciting than imagined. Earnings numbers have been generally quite good, with more than 70% of SP500 beating expectations, some spectacularly so, … Continue reading

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SP500 Volatility and Simple Technical Analysis Mid-Jan

The trend, discussed in an earlier post on diminishing market sensitivity, continues…while the market has seen 350+ point swings (2% for the DJI) in the past couple of days. As in Fig. 1 above, VVIX is declining for rising peaks … Continue reading

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