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Robert Gore’s “Hard Core Doom Porn”

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, It will be a crash like we’ve never seen before. SLL has been accused of trafficking in “doom porn.” Guilty as charged. If you don’t like doom porn, don’t read this article, it’s hard core. If you prefer feel good and heartwarming, there are plenty of […]

Human Traders Are Trouncing The Machines

The contemporary low volatility trading environment has been kind to actively managed equity funds – particularly if they piled into large-cap momentum stocks like Facebook and Amazon, which have been responsible for the bulk of this year’s rally. But while active managers have enjoyed three quarters of strong returns, quant funds – purportedly the future […]

How To Prepare For Another Market Face-Pounding

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, “Markets make opinions,” goes the old Wall Street adage.  Indeed, this sounds like a nifty thing to say.  But what does it really mean? Perhaps this means that after a long period of rising stocks prices otherwise intelligent people conceive of clever explanations for why the good times will […]

Tom Lee: “Bitcoin Will Be The Best Performing Asset Through Year End”

Fundstrat Global Advisors analyst and former permabull – who recently became into one of Wall Street's biggest bears – Tom Lee, is a fan of bitcoin. The strategist, who recently turned "cautious on stocks", explained his bullish view on the digital currency during an appearance Wednesday on CNBC’s “Fast Money,” claiming that a single coin […]

Bitcoin Explodes Above $3000 To Record Highs

Despite the ongoing demise of Bitcoin Cash (down another 13% today) since the fork 4 days ago, cryptocurrencies are surging higher this morning with Bitcoin up 12% to a new record high at $3230. CoinTelegraph reports that various experts and developers including Paxos principal architect Jimmy Song have noted earlier this week, Bitcoin price is […]

A VIX Below 10 Means This…

The CBOE VIX Index closed today at 10.11 (having traded with a 9 handle briefly intraday), which got ConvergEx's Nicholas Colas wondering what a single-digit reading may indicate about US stocks.  Three historical periods back to 1990 feature a sub-10 VIX: December 1993, January 1994, and Dec 2006/Jan 2007.  In each case, US equities were […]

WTF Chart Of The Day – European Investors Panic Hedging Ahead Of French Election

The explosion in open interest across European VIX (VStoxx) options is unprecedented. As the 4-way-tie in polls ahead of the French election looms, it appears everyone and their cat has piled into some kind of levered protection on the outcome…The number of VStoxx options outstanding has climbed to a record as investors increase hedging before […]

Who Is The Real “50 Cent” – A Mystery Trader Is Systematically Betting Massive On A VIX Spike

VIX Call volumes had exploded in recent weeks, accelerating to their highest levels since Brexit ahead of the healthcare vote, which saw VIX spike dramatically to 2017 highs. However, in the aftermath of the pulled vote debacle, VIX collapsed at a near record pace, as did VIX Call volumes (trading at their lowest level since […]

Something’s Broken In The VIX-Stocks Relationship

The S&P 500 Index and CBOE Volatility Index have historically moved in opposite directions about 80 percent of the time, but that’s changed recently… As Bloomberg reports, both gauges are heading for declines this month, after the two rose in tandem in February. That’s weakened their inverse correlation, sending it to levels not seen since […]

Charts Of The Week: 10 Reasons To Be Cautious In This Market

Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Visualizing 10-Reasons For Caution Just recently, David Rosenberg in a recent research note, laid out 10-reasons to be cautious in the market. I thought it would be useful to look at each of these in a visual form to get a better idea of what he is addressing. The […]