Good news. The CBOE just launched a new 1-year Volatility Index VIX1Y. This is significant and I’ll explain why in a minute. First, to make sure you know what the CBOE now offers and what it means, I’ll walk you through their five major Volatility Indexes. 1. VXST – 9-day Implied Volatility. Within VXST are two lesser… [Read More]
Today I’d like to share with you five sites which I feel can have a positive impact on your trading if you trade VXX or any type of equity volatility. These sites are the ones I either subscribe to or regularly visit. Please note, if a site is not mentioned here it doesn’t mean I… [Read More]
Learn Through Live Trading The first day of live Volatility Spikes Trading was conducted on April 16, 2014. Starting that day and for the 7 weeks following, attendees will have the opportunity to join Larry Connors and a group of experienced traders as they identify trades in live market conditions. Over the years we have… [Read More]
The CBOE on Thursday launched options on the VXST, the nine-day volatility index created to deliver an even shorter-term hedging horizon than its progenitor, the 30-day Vix. See http://www.cboeoptionshub.com/2014/04/09/new-vxst-options-ten-points-know/ for more information.
A quick update on the Volatility Spikes Trading Program… Since it’s release, several customers have provided us with very positive feedback and another has recorded 6 straight wins with returns ranging from 18% to 93%. Volatility Spikes has given me 6 straight wins and I thought I would share my results. Thanks for all of… [Read More]
VIX Short-Term Futures ETN Ipath (VXX), which has dropped over 60% so far this year, is scheduled for a 1-for-4 reverse split after Thursday’s (Nov 7, 2013) close. The ETF is currently trading at $12.22 ▼-$0.05(-0.41%) as of Nov 07, 2013 09:46:04 ET. You can evaluate this ETF with TradingMarkets Analytics here. [via]
In May of 2011, Invesco introduced the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV). At least four more low volatility ETFs were created during 2011, including USMV, EEMV, ACWV and EFAV. Since the start of 2012 another seven such ETFs have entered the market: EELV, IDLV, PHDG, XSLV, LGLV, SMLV, and XMLV. You may wonder… [Read More]
At first blush, this may seem like an odd statement. Of course VXX has a price, and of course when we’re trading we care what that price is and in which direction it moves. As an absolute value, however, we can’t draw any conclusions from the price of VXX. If I tell you that VXX… [Read More]
Vance Harwood of Six Figure Investing recently published an article that includes a discussion of The Machine: The Double Dip is Dead, but What About Volatility [pdf]. If you found this article helpful you may be interested in signing up for one of our upcoming S&P 500 Low Volatility Growth Portfolio webinars.
Our Big Saturday Interview this week features Gregory Zuckerman, author of The Greatest Trade Ever. Read more about Zuckerman and his take on those investors who tried to bet on the bubble’s demise.